Knowledge about kimono rental prices in Kyoto – A guide to enjoy a nice walk at a great price

Although renting a kimono and walking around Kyoto is very appealing, it’s understandable that you may be worried about the price. In this article, we will introduce useful information about kimono rental in Kyoto, such as the basic fee structure, advantageous points, and how to take advantage of discounts. In order to enjoy a wonderful kimono experience at a reasonable price, be sure to understand the price point.

Understanding the fee structure – Basics of kimono rental in Kyoto

When renting a kimono, it is important to understand the fee structure. Here we will explain in detail the basic prices for common kimono rentals in Kyoto. By understanding not only the rental fee but also the overall price structure, including the type of kimono, plan, and cost of additional options, you can avoid unnecessary expenses and find the ideal plan.

Rental fee

・Basic price for each type of kimono
At kimono rental shops in Kyoto, the basic price varies depending on the type of kimono, such as tomesode, furisode, colored tomesode, etc. Depending on the type, special patterns or materials may be used, which will affect the price. When choosing the type of kimono to rent, be sure to check the basic price.


・Differences depending on the plan Depending on the kimono rental store, there may be a difference in price depending on the plan. It is common for there to be a difference in price between regular plans and premium plans, or between weekdays and holidays. It is important to check the availability and amount of additional charges depending on the schedule and plan you plan to use.

Additional option fees

・Additional charges for hair ornaments and accessories If you rent hair ornaments or accessories to match your kimono, additional charges may apply. When using optional items such as flower crowns, obi decorations, and drawstring bags, be sure to check their costs.


・Additional costs for beauty salons and photography services
Additional fees will apply if you have your hair done in a kimono at a beauty salon or if you use a professional photographer’s photo service. When considering these services, it is important to be aware of any additional costs or reservation requirements.

Rental period and extension fee

・Rental period
The basic rental period for general kimono rentals is from half a day to one day. Prices may vary depending on the time of day and number of days used. Please understand the pricing regarding the rental period and use it wisely.


・Extension fee
If you wish to extend the rental period, an extension fee will be charged. It is a good idea to check the conditions and amount of extension fees in advance and plan accordingly.

Precautions when returning

・Compensation fee for staining and damage
If your kimono is returned dirty or damaged, you may be charged a compensation fee. Be sure to check the precautions for handling kimonos in advance and handle them with care.


・Penalty charges for late return
If you do not adhere to the rental period, you may incur penalties for late return. If you plan to use the device for longer than planned or if you think you will be delayed in returning it, it is important to contact us in advance to make arrangements.

Great deals and how to take advantage of discounts – Enjoy kimono rental at a reasonable price

As a way to keep the price of kimono rentals low, it is important to know how to take advantage of great deals and discounts. Below, we will explain in detail about great deals and how to take advantage of discounts so that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto in a kimono while keeping your budget in check.

Seasonal campaigns

・Enjoy the charm of each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter
Kimono rental stores run different campaigns depending on the season. For example, you can get great deals on cherry blossom viewing plans during the cherry blossom season, and cool kimono sets during the summer. You can enjoy the scenery of Kyoto by taking advantage of campaigns tailored to seasonal features.


・Save money when you book early
When planning your trip, you may be able to get discounts by booking your kimono rental early. Especially during popular seasons and event periods, early reservations can lead to better deals. Check the schedule in advance and take advantage of early booking discounts.

Group discount

・Enjoy with friends and family
If you rent a kimono with a group of friends, you may receive a group discount. If you want to explore the streets of Kyoto with friends or family, group rentals are economical and will double the fun. Please check the group discounts that apply depending on the number of people and conditions and enjoy them at a great value.


・Save money when booking at the same time
If multiple people make reservations at the same time, you may receive a discount by renting at the same time. Team up with friends and colleagues who are visiting Kyoto at the same time and take advantage of great group discounts.

Set plans and special events

・Consider a set plan
Kimono rentals may have set plans. Set plans may include not only the kimono, but also hair accessories, accessories, hair sets, etc., and are more economical than renting them individually. Especially recommended for first-time users or those who want to save time and effort.


・Aim for discounts on special events
A variety of seasonal and sightseeing events are held in Kyoto. During these events, we may offer great discounts on kimono rentals. By checking the event dates in advance and renting during that period, you can enjoy Kyoto at a great value.

How to find a plan that fits your budget – get the best value through kimono rental

To get the best value for your budget, it’s important to find a plan that works for you. Kimono rental in Kyoto offers a wide variety of plans, including tomesode, furisode, and casual kimono. Here, we will focus on the features and benefits of different plans and provide specific points to consider when finding a plan that fits your budget. Furthermore, we understand that prices vary depending on rental time, optional services, and coordination arrangements, so we will share tips on how to enjoy the best kimono experience in Kyoto while using your budget wisely.

Tomesode or long-sleeved kimono – perfect for a gorgeous special day

Tomesode is a formal kimono suitable for formal occasions and celebrations. Perfect for special occasions such as weddings, coming-of-age ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies. Tomesode is characterized by luxurious patterns and colors, and can create a luxurious atmosphere. However, Tomesode are generally more expensive, so they are recommended for those who are looking for an outfit suitable for a special occasion while keeping their budget in mind.


Furisode is a kimono for young women worn at important events such as coming-of-age ceremonies and weddings. The long-sleeved kimono has luxurious embroidery and gorgeous patterns, giving it a special feel. Especially when young women enter adulthood, it is common for them to decorate their day with furisode. The price is often more affordable than that of a tomesode, so by choosing a furisode for a special day, you can enjoy a gorgeous look within your budget.

Casual Kimono – Easy everyday wear

A casual kimono is a kimono style that you can easily enjoy while sightseeing, walking, or visiting cafes. It is simpler than Tomesode or Furisode, and the pattern is more modest, so it is recommended for those who want to casually enjoy Kimono. The price is reasonable and it is perfect for enjoying kimono all day long.

Efficient rental time and use of optional services

・Selection of rental time
Kimono rental prices vary depending on rental time. Usually, half-day, 1-day, or 2-day plans are available. While you can save money if you rent for a short time, you can enjoy the scenery of Kyoto all day long by renting for a long time. Choose the rental time that best suits your schedule and budget.


・Use of optional services
Various optional services are available for kimono rental. We offer professional support for hair styling and dressing, as well as plans for photo shoots. By using these services, you can enjoy a more fulfilling kimono experience while saving yourself the trouble of making your own arrangements. When using optional services, it is important to check the price of each option and choose one that fits your budget.

Coordination arrangement

– Ideas for small items and accessories
Small items and accessories are essential when coordinating a kimono. You can enjoy new arrangements by skillfully incorporating small items and accessories you already have. Create a stylish kimono style within your budget by using what you have.


・Kimono arrangement
Kimono can be arranged in various ways. You can find a style that suits you, such as tying the obi, tying it loosely, or arranging the collar. Additionally, you can bring out the charm of your kimono to its fullest by arranging it to suit the season and location. Depending on the arrangement, you can enjoy different atmospheres with the same 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.
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