A great spot to rent a kimono in Kyoto during New Year’s Day / “Nijo Castle” is a valuable opportunity to remember the prosperity of the Edo Shogunate

If you want to rent a kimono in Kyoto and enjoy the style appropriate for the New Year, Nijo Castle, where the history of the Edo shogunate lives on, is the perfect spot. We would like to introduce you to a special day of walking with kimono through this precious opportunity. The traditions of Kyoto and the beauty of kimono come together on a historical stage.

Access to Nijo Castle in Kyoto and tips for kimono rental

Nijo Castle is also easily accessible from Yasaka Shrine, where Waplus Kyoto is located. If you make a reservation in advance, you can rent it smoothly and enjoy the historical stage around Nijo Castle to your heart’s content.

History of the Edo Shogunate and characteristics of Nijo Castle in Kyoto

Nijo Castle is a historical castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate. Its distinctive architecture and beautiful gardens transport visitors to the stage of history. Walking around in a kimono gives you a sense of timeless beauty.

Celebrate the New Year with special New Year events and kimono at Nijo Castle in Kyoto

During the New Year, special events are held around Nijo Castle. By wearing a kimono and participating, you can enjoy the New Year’s celebratory mood while feeling the atmosphere of the Edo period. Events and performances held within the castle will also become special memories.

Stroll through the beauty and gardens of Nijo Castle in Kyoto while wearing a kimono

There are many things to see inside Nijo Castle. Strolling through the castle grounds wearing a kimono will make the luxurious decorations and historic atmosphere stand out even more. Especially in the garden, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season, and taking photos in kimono will be a wonderful memory.

Tourist spots and stylish cafes around Nijo Castle in Kyoto

The area around Nijo Castle is dotted with historical landmarks and stylish cafes. Walking in a kimono allows you to blend in with your surroundings and enjoy sightseeing spots even more. Enjoy a special moment where tradition and new experiences intertwine.



Nijo Castle is a historical landmark in Kyoto, and by renting a kimono and visiting it, you will become a special place where history and tradition play beauty. Especially during New Year’s Day, celebrate the new year while feeling the breath of history and the events that take place inside and outside the castle.


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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