Look great on SNS on your school trip! Kyoto sightseeing spot where kimono fits/Gion Shirakawa

If you want to add stylish and special memories to your school trip in Kyoto, we recommend renting a kimono in Gion Shirakawa. Here, we will introduce the charm of Gion Shirakawa, one of Kyoto’s representative sightseeing spots where you can wear a kimono and look great on SNS during a school trip, as well as some points to enjoy wearing a kimono. Capture wonderful moments in the stylish riverside scenery.

The charm and history of Gion Shirakawa

Gion Shirakawa is an area with an atmosphere unique to Kyoto, with clear streams flowing and beautiful willows in full bloom. The area is dotted with historic buildings and traditional teahouses that fascinate visitors. Why not feel the charm of the ancient capital while wearing a kimono here?

Visiting famous spots in Gion Shirakawa in a kimono

Gion Shirakawa is dotted with sightseeing spots such as Yasaka Shrine and Higashiyama Hanatoro. By renting a kimono and touring around the area, you will be able to blend in with the scenery and take many memorable photos. The Japanese beauty is especially evident in the willow tunnels and cobblestone paths.

How to choose a kimono rental and tips for coordination

There are many kimono rental shops around Gion Shirakawa, but we will introduce you to the key points to choose the one that suits you, as well as ideas for coordinating your kimono to suit the season and scenery. Please enjoy coordinating it in a way that will look great in a stylish riverside photo.

Recommended spots to enjoy gourmet food and desserts

The Gion Shirakawa area, which stretches along the river, is dotted with Japanese sweets shops and cafes. While taking a break, you can enjoy delicious local Japanese sweets and matcha. The luxurious time spent drinking tea while wearing a kimono will be a memorable memory of your school trip.

How to have fun on the riverbank in style

Finally, we will introduce how to enjoy the riverside of Gion Shirakawa and how to make use of stylish rental kimonos. The scenery reflected on the river surface and the kimono weave together will make your school trip even more special.



A school trip to Gion Shirakawa is a wonderful place where Japanese beauty and fashion intersect. Wear a kimono and spend a special time in this area.


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!