We will teach you tips on how to look stylish with kimono rental in Kyoto!

When renting a kimono in Kyoto and walking around the city, many people want to not only wear the kimono, but also to look stylish. As someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, I will teach you some tips on how to look stylish when renting a kimono.

Through this article, we will provide tips that even beginners can easily follow, and how to enjoy your stroll in Kyoto even more. From choosing a kimono to using accessories, we’ll show you the secrets to looking stylish.

Points to consider when choosing a kimono

Color selection is important

A brightly colored kimono will give you a gorgeous and youthful impression, while a deep colored kimono will give you a calm and elegant impression. Choose according to the place you’re visiting, the season, and your own preferences.

Think about the balance of the pattern

Large patterns have a strong presence, but they also choose the wearer’s body type. If you are petite, choosing a smaller pattern or a pattern with vertical lines will look smarter.

Modern designs are also an option

In addition to traditional patterns, there are also kimonos with modern and sophisticated designs. Recommended for those who want to enjoy wearing something a little different.

Make a difference by using accessories

How to choose an obi

The obi greatly influences the impression of the kimono. Think about balance, such as accenting a simple kimono with a brightly colored obi, or conversely, pairing a gorgeous kimono with a subdued colored obi.

bag and sandals set

If you match your bag and sandals in the same color or material, it will create a unified look and look stylish. It is also important to choose one that matches the color of your kimono.

Accent with accessories

Clothing accessories such as small brooches and earrings are also easy to match with kimonos. However, be careful not to get too flashy.。


Renting a kimono in Kyoto is a wonderful experience that allows you to deeply feel the history and culture of the place.
By keeping the above points in mind, you can greatly increase the level of fashion in your kimono. Find your own style by taking advantage of tips on how to choose colors and patterns, and how to use accessories. We hope you will have a wonderful time wearing a beautiful kimono and enjoying the cityscape 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!