Spots you want to go to in Kyoto for New Year’s kimono rental/Kamigamo Shrine, a mysterious shrine that has been around since the age of gods

Kamigamo Shrine, which is a World Cultural Heritage Site and has a mystical atmosphere, is a hidden spot perfect for the New Year. We will introduce you to a walk in kimono at a sacred place that has been passed down since the age of the gods. Experience the tradition and mystery of Kyoto up close and enjoy a special time.

Access to Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto and kimono rental points

Kamigamo Shrine can be accessed from the Gion and Higashiyama areas using buses and stations. There are many kimono rental shops scattered around the area, but they are also easily accessible from Waplus Kyoto. By making a reservation in advance, you can rent a car smoothly and enjoy visiting shrines to your heart’s content.

Characteristics of Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto, a place steeped in history and mystery

Kamigamo Shrine is a shrine that has a history dating back to the days of the gods, and is filled with ancient mysteries. Beautiful nature spreads out within the precincts, and the shrine is surrounded by a sacred atmosphere, especially during the New Year. Visitors are greeted by the majestic atmosphere of the old cedar groves and shrine buildings.

Sacred New Year’s visit to Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto

During the New Year, a gorgeous New Year’s visit to the shrine is held at Kamigamo Shrine. When young women wearing kimono visit the shrine, the sacred atmosphere and traditional beauty are mixed together, allowing them to enjoy a special moment to celebrate the New Year. You can also purchase fortune slips and amulets.

The seasonal atmosphere that colors the quiet grounds of Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto

The grounds of Kamigamo Shrine are also a place where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season. Wearing a kimono and taking a walk while enjoying the beauty of nature in each season, such as cherry blossoms in the spring and colored leaves in the fall, you can enjoy the gentle light of time that is unique to Kyoto.

Visiting shrines in kimono and famous places near Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto

The area around Kamigamo Shrine is dotted with beautiful nature and historical landmarks. After wearing a kimono and enjoying visiting shrines, you may also want to visit nearby Kurama Temple and Kibune Shrine. Sightseeing in a kimono will blend in with the surrounding scenery and create special memories.



Kamigamo Shrine is a little-known spot in Kyoto with a sacred atmosphere. When you rent a kimono and visit, you can feel the traditional beauty of Kyoto as well as the mystical atmosphere. Especially during the New Year, the sacred atmosphere of the shrine and the splendor of the kimono harmonize, making for a special time.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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