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Photo spots in Kawaramachi, Kyoto that are perfect for kimono rentals

When visiting Kyoto, it is a wonderful experience to wear a kimono and enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient capital. In particular, the Kawaramachi area is a downtown area that retains the atmosphere of an ancient capital, and is dotted with photo spots perfect for taking photos in kimono.
 
Here, as someone who works at a rental shop in Kyoto, I would like to introduce 10 photo spots in Kawaramachi that are perfect for kimono rentals.

Kawaramachi photo spot perfect for kimono rental

Kawaramachi Street

Kawaramachi Street is one of Kyoto’s most representative downtown streets, lined with numerous shops and restaurants. The image of her walking down Kawaramachi Street in a kimono makes for a wonderful shot where you can feel the harmony between modern and ancient capital. Especially at night, the illuminated streets create a magical atmosphere.

Pontocho

Pontocho is an area known as an entertainment district, but it is also a place where the old townscape remains. Walking around Pontocho while wearing a kimono allows you to fully experience the unique atmosphere of Kyoto. Photos with cobblestone alleys and traditional buildings in the background are full of elegance.

Kiyamachi street

Kiyamachi Street is also a place where you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient capital, even though it is a downtown area. The sight of couples wearing kimonos walking hand in hand is a romantic and beautiful sight. Especially at night, the illuminated streets create a magical atmosphere.

Gion

Gion is also one of Kyoto’s most famous cherry blossom viewing spots. In spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the sight of couples wearing kimonos walking under the cherry blossoms is a special sight. In addition, the streets of Gion and the area around Yasaka Shrine are atmospheric, and there are many places that are great for photos.

Gion Shijo

Gion Shijo is the center of Kyoto and is visited by many people. As a couple wearing kimonos walk down Shijo Street, a landscape that combines tradition and modernity spreads out. Especially at night, the flashy signboards and illuminated buildings create a unique atmosphere.

Higashi Honganji Temple

Higashi Honganji is the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect, which enshrines Amida Nyorai. The vast grounds are dotted with beautiful gardens and historic buildings, and the sight of couples in kimono walking around creates a solemn atmosphere.

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace is the imperial residence of the Emperor, located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is a historical Japanese building with beautiful gardens and traditional buildings on its vast grounds. The sight of a couple wearing kimonos walking around the Imperial Palace gives off a dignified appearance.

Shijo Kawaramachi intersection

Shijo Kawaramachi intersection is one of Kyoto’s most representative downtown areas. The sight of a couple wearing kimonos walking through an intersection while many people come and go is a scene that combines modernity and tradition.

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is a shrine located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, and is a ceremonial shrine. The beautiful grounds are filled with elegant architecture and a quiet atmosphere. The sight of couples wearing kimonos visiting the shrine has a certain formality.

Kamogawa

Kamogawa is a river that flows through Kyoto, and many people enjoy walking and taking a break here. The sight of a couple wearing kimonos walking along the Kamogawa River gives you a distinctly Kyoto atmosphere. Especially at dusk, the setting sun is reflected on the river surface, creating a romantic atmosphere.

summary

There are many photo spots in the Kawaramachi area that are perfect for kimono rentals. You’ll be able to enjoy a variety of scenery, including the atmosphere of the downtown area, historic buildings, and beautiful natural scenery.
 
Be sure to rent a kimono and take photos of the wonderful scenery of Kyoto.

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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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