Spots you want to go to in Kyoto for New Year’s kimono rental / “Kibune Shrine” where you can read fortune-telling using water

If you want to wear a kimono to pray for the new year in Kyoto, we recommend Kibune Shrine, which is protected by the god of water. Celebrate your special day with kimono rental and celebrate the new year with water fortune telling. This is a special spot where the mysteries and traditions of Kyoto are woven together.

Access to Kifune Shrine in Kyoto and kimono rental procedures

Kibune Shrine can be accessed from within Kyoto by train or bus. There are many kimono rental shops scattered around the area, but it is also easily accessible from Yasaka Shrine, where Waplus Kyoto is located. If you make a reservation, you can comfortably rent a kimono and enjoy visiting the shrines.

The history and sacred atmosphere of Kifune Shrine in Kyoto

Kibune Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the god of water, and has a pure atmosphere. In addition to being a historic shrine, it is also characterized by its sense of unity with beautiful nature. By walking in kimono, you can deepen your prayers even more deeply at sacred places.

Make a wish during New Year’s visit to Kifune Shrine in Kyoto and water fortune-telling

During the New Year, a lively New Year’s visit to the shrine is held at Kibune Shrine. You can visit the shrine wearing a kimono and learn your fortune for the new year through water fortune-telling. Pray with purified water and bring in good luck.

Sacred spots to visit in kimono and nature around Kifune Shrine in Kyoto

The area around Kifune Shrine is surrounded by beautiful nature, and when you walk along the path along the river, there is a mystical atmosphere. Visiting a shrine wearing a kimono brings together a sacred spot and natural beauty for a special experience.

Stylish cafes and traditional souvenirs around Kifune Shrine in Kyoto

After visiting the shrines, take a break at a stylish cafe near Kifune Shrine. There are also traditional souvenir shops scattered throughout. Please enjoy the mystery of the shrine and visiting stylish cafes while wearing a beautiful kimono.



Kibune Shrine is a sacred place protected by the god of water. If you rent a kimono and visit, the atmosphere of the shrine and the mystery of water fortune-telling will create a special day for you as you pray for the New Year. Let’s welcome the new year at Kibune Shrine while feeling the tradition of Kyoto and the beauty of kimono.


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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