How to choose a kimono rental shop that won’t fail in the competitive area of Kyoto

Kyoto is a competitive area for kimono rentals. Many tourists visit in search of this traditional attire, but with so many shops to choose from, it is not easy to choose the one that best suits you. As someone who works at Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store, I would like to share with you some points to avoid making mistakes when choosing a kimono rental store in Kyoto. I hope this article helps make your visit to Kyoto even more special.

Points for choosing a kimono rental store

Check out the location

An important point is whether or not it is close to a tourist base. For example, “Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store” is located right next to Yasaka Shrine, so it is easy to visit and has easy access to surrounding tourist spots.

Refer to reviews

Feedback from people who have actually used the product is a valuable source of information. In particular, check the reviews based on actual experiences, such as the quality of service, staff response, and quality of kimonos.

Compare plan details and prices

The plans and pricing offered by each shop vary. Compare the details of the service, such as whether it includes dressing, hair styling, rental of accessories, etc., and choose the plan that suits you.

Ease of reservation

Reservations can be difficult to get, especially during popular seasons and on weekends. Please also consider whether the store allows online reservations and how easy it is to make reservations in your selection criteria.

Staff response

Since many people are wearing a kimono for the first time, it is important to have friendly and helpful staff. By contacting the store in advance, you can get a good idea of how the staff will respond.

Are there any benefits or campaigns

We may run special discounts or campaigns depending on the season. Check the information so you don’t miss the chance to rent at a great price.


Kimono rental in Kyoto will make your trip richer and more memorable. By choosing a store based on the above points, you will be able to get the best rental experience without making any mistakes. Choose a beautiful kimono at one of our carefully selected rental shops, including Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store, and spend a special day adorning the streets of Kyoto. The unique services provided by each shop and the fun of finding the style that suits you from a wide variety of kimonos are the real pleasures of kimono rental in Kyoto. After choosing a beautiful kimono, you can further deepen your bond by visiting Kyoto’s historic temples and shrines, or taking a stroll through the quaint townhouses.


By renting a kimono, you can have a deep cultural experience that you can’t get just by sightseeing. However, for this purpose, advance preparation and selection of a rental shop are extremely important. Please refer to the points introduced in this article and choose a kimono rental shop that will not fail you in the competitive area of Kyoto. Then, walk elegantly through the streets of Kyoto in a kimono and spend a beautiful time that will remain in your memories.


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!