Recommended spots for school trips! A hidden gem in Kyoto where you can wear kimono/Kawai Shrine

Kawai Shrine is attracting attention as a hidden spot perfect for students on school trips and tourists to enjoy the charm of Kyoto to the fullest. Here, we will introduce how to enjoy a kimono walk at the mysterious and historic Kawai Shrine, one of Kyoto’s hidden tourist spots where kimonos are a staple on school trips.

The mysterious atmosphere of Kawai Shrine

Kawai Shrine is a quiet shrine located in Kyoto City, and is considered a hidden spot that many people don’t know about. The shrine grounds have a mystical atmosphere, and are a place where visitors wearing kimono can truly feel the Japanese atmosphere.

Shrine scenery that resonates with kimono

The grounds of Kawai Shrine are dotted with trees and stone lanterns, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season. Especially during cherry blossom season and autumn leaves, the shrine and kimono create a beautiful harmony, creating a spectacular sight.

Kimono rental points at Kawai Shrine

In order to enjoy your kimono stroll around Kawai Shrine even more, there are some points you should keep in mind before renting a kimono. We will explain how to choose a kimono with a pattern and color that matches the atmosphere of Kawai Shrine, as well as footwear that is comfortable to walk in.

Attractions near Kawai Shrine

There are other attractive sightseeing spots scattered around the shrine. We will also introduce nearby tourist spots such as cafes, souvenir shops, and historical landmarks that you might want to stop by after visiting Kawai Shrine.

Enjoy the atmosphere of a shrine while wearing a kimono

Kawai Shrine has a quieter and calmer atmosphere than other famous temples and shrines. Therefore, you can leisurely tour the shrines in kimono and enjoy a unique time.



Kawai Shrine is a hidden gem in Kyoto that exudes a mysterious atmosphere and history. When you visit Kawai Shrine while wearing a kimono, you will enjoy the peaceful scenery and a pleasant time that can only be found in Kyoto.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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