What if you suddenly want to rent a kimono in Gion on the day of your visit?

I suddenly have plans to visit Kyoto and want to enjoy a nice walk in Gion wearing a kimono! We will provide you with useful advice for unexpected kimono rentals on the day of your visit. Let’s keep in mind the key points to have a memorable day in Gion and realize a sudden wonderful experience.

Research kimono rental stores in advance

Even if you have sudden plans, it is important to research kimono rental shops in the Gion area in advance online. If you check word of mouth and reviews and choose a reliable store, you can feel safe even if you make a sudden decision.

Don’t give up even if you can’t make a reservation

In the popular Gion area, it may be difficult to make same-day reservations, but don’t give up and contact the store directly. There may be cancellations, and you may be able to accommodate them by consulting with the staff.

Choosing a kimono to rent is simple

In the case of sudden rental, it may be difficult to discuss details. The key is to choose a simple kimono and coordination quickly. Focus on the basics of choosing a kimono and proceed smoothly.

Transportation means can also accommodate sudden plans

Even if you are renting a kimono on short notice, you need to consider the means of transportation. Walking or cycling is convenient in the Gion area, but if you have a sudden schedule, consider taking a taxi or renting a bicycle to enjoy sightseeing more efficiently.

Don’t forget to apply makeup even in sudden situations

Even if you rent a kimono on short notice, don’t forget to put on your make-up. For peace of mind, use the service at a rental store or apply your makeup at home in advance.



You can enjoy kimono rental in Gion even if you come up with a sudden idea. With a flexible approach rather than planning, your day will become a special memory. Waplus Kyoto will be happy to assist you, so please feel free to contact us.


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!
My hobbies are music, movies, and shopping!
Please come and visit Waplus Kyoto!
We will suggest cute coordination!