Tips and points to keep in mind when renting kimono in Kyoto to deepen your relationship

A kimono date in Kyoto is a magical time that will deepen your relationship. However, in order to make the most of its magic, you need to know some tips and things to keep in mind when renting. As someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, “Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store,” I would like to share with you some key points for a successful kimono date. This advice will make your special day even brighter.

Rental tips

Don’t forget to reserve in advance

It can be crowded, especially on weekends and holidays, so it’s important to make reservations in advance. This will ensure that you can rent the kimono or yukata of your choice.

Determine the style in advance

There are a wide variety of Japanese clothing. From casual yukata to formal visiting wear, it will be smoother if the two of you discuss styles that suit the atmosphere of your date and decide on them in advance.

Exhibit your individuality with accessories

You can create a completely different impression by simply changing accessories such as obi-jime, obi-age, sandals, and bag. The time spent choosing accessories together will be a fun memory.

Points to note

Consider dressing time

Dressing may take longer than expected. When planning your date, be sure to leave plenty of time in your schedule.

Choose a place that is easy to walk

Kimonos and yukatas are difficult to move around in, so it is best to avoid walking for long periods of time or walking on steep slopes. There are many beautiful places in Kyoto where you can enjoy wearing Japanese clothing, so it’s a good idea to do some research in advance.

Take measures tailored to the climate

For a summer yukata date, you need to take precautions against the heat, and for a winter kimono date, you need to take measures against the cold. Don’t forget to prepare for a comfortable stay.


A kimono date in Kyoto will be a special experience that will remain in your memory. However, in order to fully enjoy the experience, it is important to know some tips and precautions when renting. If you rent at Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine and prepare accordingly, you will have a day that is sure to deepen your relationship. Keep these points in mind as you walk through the beautiful city of Kyoto together.


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!