Points to know when renting a kimono in Kyoto / When renting a kimono for the first time in Gion

A kimono stroll in Gion is a wonderful experience that brings out the best of Kyoto. Here are some points you should know when renting a kimono for the first time in Gion. We will provide you with advice on how to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gion and the harmony of your kimono.

How to choose a kimono to rent to enjoy the special feeling in Gion

Gion is one of the most atmospheric areas in Kyoto, and you can enjoy the atmosphere even more by walking around in a kimono. Choose a kimono design and pattern that suits Gion and create a special day.

Selection of patterns and colors of rental kimono with emphasis on seasonal feeling in Gion

The atmosphere of Gion changes depending on the season, and by choosing a kimono with a pattern and color that matches the season, you can feel the atmosphere of Kyoto even more. Cherish the seasonal feel, such as cherry blossom patterns in spring and autumn leaves patterns in autumn.

Check the location and access of the kimono rental store

In order to enjoy a stroll in Gion, the location and access of the kimono rental shop are important. Make sure that you have good access to Gion and convenient access to sightseeing spots, and consider whether you can move around stress-free.

Focus on dressing the rental kimono and after-sales support

For your first kimono experience, the fitting and after-sales support will give you a sense of security. Depending on the store, you may have a full kimono fitting service or support in case of trouble. Check these out and make sure you have a comfortable experience.

Research on walking points and recommended cafes in Gion

Gion is dotted with historical buildings and beautiful scenery. After renting a kimono, you can make your time even more enjoyable by researching walking points and recommended cafes. Research tourist spots and hidden cafes in advance.



Your first kimono experience in Gion is sure to become a special memory. Enjoy the beauty of Gion in a carefully selected kimono and enjoy a wonderful time experiencing the tradition and elegance of Kyoto.


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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