List of bloopers you should never do on a Kyoto kimono date

Enjoying a kimono date in Kyoto is a special and unforgettable experience for many couples. However, while enjoying this beautiful tradition, there are some bad practices that you may unknowingly commit. As someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, “Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine”, I would like to introduce some points to avoid in order to have a successful kimono date. We hope this guide will help you make your kimono date even more fulfilling.

Plan a long distance walk in kimono

– Reason for no: Kimono restricts movement, so planning to walk long distances will cause fatigue. Additionally, it is difficult to see your feet, which increases the risk of falling.


– Countermeasures: It is necessary to consider the date course in advance, and consider making good use of public transportation or taking breaks.

Eating in a place where you are not used to wearing kimono

– Reason for no: Kimono gets dirty easily, and you especially want to avoid accidents while eating. Eating in an unfamiliar place increases the risk of spilling food or drink.


– Countermeasures: Choose a kimono-friendly restaurant or study etiquette beforehand. One way to do this is to be extra careful when eating and use an apron if necessary.

Plan excessive activities

– Reason for not wearing a kimono: Kimono is not suitable for active movement, and excessive activity may cause it to come undone.


– What to do: Choose calm activities that bring out the charm of the kimono, such as a quiet walk in a garden or a visit to an art museum.

Choose inappropriate accessories

– Reason for rejection: Unlike clothes, kimono has accessories that go well with it. Avoid using accessories that are too flashy or items that do not go well with Japanese attire.


– Solution: Choose simple and elegant accessories that match your kimono to bring out its beauty.

Ignoring kimono etiquette

– Reason for NG: Kimono has its own culture and manners. Actions that ignore this may cause discomfort to those around you.


– Measures: When wearing a kimono, learn basic etiquette and be considerate of your surroundings.


A kimono date in Kyoto is a wonderful experience that allows you to feel closer to Japanese tradition and culture. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make the most of the experience. In particular, it is important to understand the etiquette and movement restrictions unique to kimono and plan accordingly. At Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store, we also advise you on these points when renting kimonos and yukatas. In order to have a smooth and comfortable date, avoid the NG acts mentioned above and be prepared.


In addition, by wearing a kimono, you can enjoy the good old Kyoto atmosphere more deeply. Whether it’s visiting shrines and temples, strolling through old townscapes, or tasting traditional Kyoto cuisine, the special experiences that kimonos bring are immeasurable. However, to avoid ruining that special day, be sure to follow the points you need to be careful of.


Finally, a kimono date is an important time to deepen the bond between the two of you. The most important thing is to respect each other’s pace and try to make each other comfortable. We hope this guide will help you enrich your kimono date in Kyoto. Please spend an unforgettable time in the traditional beauty of Kyoto.


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.
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