Makes me want to go on a date wearing a kimono! Location selection, recommended courses, and photo spots unique to Kyoto

A date in Kyoto becomes even more special by wearing a kimono. As someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, “Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store,” I will introduce you to the unique places in Kyoto that you would like to visit in a kimono, recommended courses, and photo spots where you can take beautiful photos. The distance between the two of you will become even closer in the extraordinary atmosphere brought about by the kimono.

Recommended course for a date in Kyoto in kimono

Yasaka Shrine and surrounding walk

The best starting point is Yasaka Shrine, which is right next to Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine branch. This area has a landscape that is perfect for walking around in kimono. It would be nice to make a wish together after visiting Yasaka Shrine. Also, walking along the cobblestone streets around the area while holding hands will make you feel like you’re in a scene from a historical drama.

A walk along the path of philosophy

The next place I want to visit is the path of philosophy. The cherry blossom season is especially recommended, but you can enjoy nature in all four seasons. You can walk leisurely in a kimono and enjoy philosophical conversations, or just share some quiet time together.

Sunset at Kiyomizu Temple

When the sun starts to set, head to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The sunset view from Kiyomizu-dera’s large stage will give you a special time together. Kiyomizu-dera Temple also looks fantastic at night when lit up, making your date even more romantic.

Photo spots you want to visit on a kimono date

In front of Yasaka Tower

Yasaka Pagoda, located near Yasaka Shrine, is a popular spot as a Kyoto-like backdrop. Photos of you in a kimono look beautiful, like a scene from a movie.

Suirokaku of Nanzenji Temple

Nanzenji’s Suirokaku, which is characterized by its old aqueduct bridge, has an attractive fusion of Japanese and Western atmosphere. The photos of her wearing a kimono in harmony with the surrounding nature are exceptional.

Arashiyama bamboo forest

When you visit Arashiyama, you can’t miss the bamboo forest path. The sight of people in kimonos walking along the path surrounded by bamboo forests creates a very magical atmosphere.


A kimono date in Kyoto will be a special experience that will deepen your relationship. You can fully enjoy the unique charm of Kyoto, such as strolling through the historic streets starting at Yasaka Shrine, having a quiet conversation on Tetsugaku no Michi, and enjoying the romantic sunset views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The kimono and yukata you choose at Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine will make your experience even more colorful.


Some of the photo shooting spots are beautiful photos that are in harmony with Kyoto’s nature, such as a photo in front of the Yasaka pagoda that gives you a sense of history, the beauty of a fusion of Japanese and Western styles at Suirokaku in Nanzenji Temple, and a mysterious atmosphere in the Arashiyama bamboo forest. You can leave. These photos will remain in your heart for a long time as wonderful memories of your date.


When choosing a kimono rental, it is important to check the shop’s plans, options, and types of kimono that can be rented in advance. Also, in preparation for a long walk in kimono, don’t forget to make small preparations, such as choosing comfortable footwear and bringing accessories appropriate for the weather.


Finally, while it may be a little difficult to walk on a date wearing a kimono, you will be able to enjoy the scenery and atmosphere of Kyoto more slowly. Also, when you wear a kimono, people around you will look at you kindly, and you will feel like they are celebrating your special day.


Enjoy a special date in the streets of Kyoto in the kimono or yukata you choose from Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store. Beautiful scenery, heart-warming experiences, and time to deepen your bond are waiting for you.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

We would like to help many customers smile through kimono rental.
I love spending time listening to customer requests and proposing kimono coordination and deciding on hair styles!
I am particularly good at hair styling, so please leave it to me to create the currently popular feminine hair.
I'll make it look cute!
My hobbies are music, movies, and shopping!
Please come and visit Waplus Kyoto!
We will suggest cute coordination!