Spots you want to go to in Kyoto for New Year’s kimono rental / “Fushimi Inari Taisha”, 10 minutes by train from Gion

If you want to rent a kimono and take a walk in Kyoto, we recommend Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, located 10 minutes by train from Gion. We’ll introduce you to some little-known spots you’ll want to visit during the New Year to enjoy wearing kimonos. Rent a kimono and experience the traditions of Kyoto and the sacred atmosphere of the New Year.

Kyoto Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine access and rental points

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is only 10 minutes away from Gion by train. There are many kimono rental shops around Fushimi Inari Station, but at Waplus Kyoto you can easily rent traditional Kyoto kimonos. It has good access to various sightseeing spots, so you can enjoy it comfortably.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto during the New Year with a sacred atmosphere

During the New Year, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is enveloped in a sacred atmosphere. If you visit wearing a kimono, the beauty of the shrine and the character of the kimono will stand out even more. Let’s enjoy visiting the shrine and picking up fortunes while feeling the special hustle and bustle that can only be experienced during the New Year.

Rent a kimono and walk through the Senbon Torii tunnel

The 1,000 torii gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha are a sight to behold. Especially during the New Year, the torii gates are decorated with New Year’s decorations, creating an even more mysterious atmosphere. Wearing a kimono and walking through the Senbon Torii tunnel will make you feel like you’ve been blessed with the start of a new year.

Auspicious souvenirs and dining spots around Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto

There are many spots around Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where you can buy auspicious souvenirs and enjoy delicious food. After praying in a rented kimono, you can look for souvenirs in the shopping street and enjoy local gourmet food. There are also stylish cafes and Japanese sweets shops scattered throughout.

Worship etiquette and precautions when renting a kimono

When visiting a shrine in a kimono, there are some etiquette and things to keep in mind. If possible, the pattern of your kimono should be a congratulatory pattern, and you should also take precautions against cold weather, from getting blisters from wearing zori sandals, and from coming into contact with other people in crowded areas. Visit shrines with proper etiquette and enjoy a heart-filled New Year’s holiday.



Fushimi Inari Taisha is easily accessible by train from Gion, and if you’re visiting during New Year’s, we recommend walking around in a kimono. Enjoy a special time while immersing yourself in the traditions of Kyoto and the sacred atmosphere of the New Year.


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!
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