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An important choice to make walking around Kyoto into a special experience is which costume rental store you choose. There are many shops in Kyoto where you can rent kimonos and yukatas, but we especially recommend a few shops, including Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine branch. In this article, we will introduce you to the key points when choosing a rental shop in Kyoto and recommended stores. As someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, I will explain in detail everything from points to consider when choosing a costume rental shop to the characteristics of stores that are especially noteworthy.

Points for choosing a costume rental store

Good location

Proximity to Kyoto’s main tourist attractions is very important when choosing a location. Spend less time traveling and more time exploring.

Variety of products

Another important point is that they offer kimono and yukata in a variety of designs and sizes. Being able to choose costumes that suit your tastes and body type is directly linked to your satisfaction.

Prices and plans

Make sure you get a plan that includes everything you need at a reasonable price. You can choose the best one according to your budget.

Staff response and service

Having kind and courteous staff and having professional kimono dressing services are essential for a comfortable rental experience.

Recommended costume rental stores

Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine store

This store, located right next to Yasaka Shrine, is a sure-fire choice if you choose it based on its location. You can choose the one that suits you best from a wide variety of products, and receive high-quality service at a reasonable price. It is especially recommended for couples and families, and will enrich your special experiences such as taking commemorative photos.

Kyoto Kimono Yuzen

One of the attractions is the convenient access to Kyoto Station. We offer a wide range of choices, from traditional patterns to contemporary designs. Your kimono will be dressed by a professional, so you can enjoy walking around Kyoto in comfort.

Kimono Rental Yumekan

It is characterized by a wide variety of yukatas and kimonos, with a wide variety of designs that reflect trends especially for young people. We provide high-quality services at reasonable prices, and even first-time users can use them with confidence. Another great feature is that the staff’s careful advice makes it easy to find the style that suits you.

Advice when using

– Use advance reservations: We recommend that you make reservations in advance, as it is expected to be crowded, especially during the tourist season and on weekends. This allows you to avoid waiting time and use your rental smoothly.


– Check your belongings: When going out wearing a rented kimono or yukata, it is important to bring drinks and the minimum necessary luggage so that you can spend a long time comfortably. Also, be sure to prepare items you will need in addition to the rental, such as extra socks and a small bag.


– Researching photo spots: Kyoto has many beautiful photo spots. By doing your research in advance, you can efficiently take beautiful photos.


Choosing a costume rental shop in Kyoto will have a big impact on your experience that day. You’ll be able to find the perfect shop by focusing on its good location, wide selection of products, balance between prices and plans, and the quality of the staff’s response and service. All of our recommended stores, including Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine Store, are sure to make your walk around Kyoto special. We hope this article helps you plan your visit to Kyoto and create unforgettable memories. Wear a beautiful kimono or yukata and enjoy the history and culture 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.
I'll make it look cute!
My hobbies are music, movies, and shopping!
Please come and visit Waplus Kyoto!
We will suggest cute coordination!