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  • Kimono Rental Miyajima Komachi
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimaguchi 1-6-7
    At this kimono rental store in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, you can rent kimono and yukata before going sightseeing in Miyajima. Rentals include accessories so you don’t need to bring anything. They also offer kimono rentals for the coming of age ceremonies, New Year’s shrine visits, and graduations, as well as yukata for summer festivals and fireworks displays.

    大学1年の春休みに、友人と二人旅行できました。 2日前に電話ましたが、たまたま予約が取れました。六角さん(お店の方)がとってもお優しくて、来る前にたくさんアドバイス頂きました^^ 当日は、世界各国の方に声をかけられる程、ステキな着物を着させて貰いました。 とても貴重な思い出ができました! 凄くオススメですよ。 カメラからデータを写すのが楽しみです。

  • Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Onohamachou 1-4
    A 10-minute walk from Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station and Boeki Center Station. This event hall faces Minato no Mori Park. The building began being used for its current purpose after Kobe City was designated part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and was originally built to serve as the Kobe City Silk Thread Inspection Station in 1932. The facility is used as a space for art and design events. The building's halls, galleries, and other facilities can also be rented out. The center's cafe serves dishes made with fresh vegetables.
  • Matsuya Sabo
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Shimoyoshida 294-3
    A small café inside a remodeled old Japanese house. The café engages in community initiatives, including selling artwork by local artists and holding irregular exhibitions in the gallery on the second floor. The mild flavor of the café's coffee, made with water from Mt. Fuji, is particularly popular. The shop closes irregularly and is sometimes only open a few days a month, making it a good idea to check before visiting. The closest station is Gekkoji Station on the Fujikyuko Line.
  • Shim (Asakusa kimono and yukata rentals)
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 1-7-5
    A kimono and yukata rental and dressing shop located a five minute walk from Asakusa Station. All of the shop's rental kimonos are vintage items with fabulous patterns carefully selected by the staff. Whether you're having some fun with the girls, going on a date, or going on a little stroll through Asakusa, the staffs are ready to meet your needs and will dress you and style you so you look fashionable and attractive. Because you're renting and not buying, feel free to try bold colors and patterns, and you can come without needing to bring anything special on your part. Rentals can be returned by 8:00 p.m., giving you plenty of time to enjoy yourself. The shop's kimono plans include not only the kimono itself and obi belt but also accessories-you'll be all set! You can also borrow a haori or travelling coat for free in winter to keep warm.

    The staff provided a very personalised experience - nothing was too much trouble! I would thoroughly recommend them!

  • Toya Toy Box
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyamachi 224
    This outdoor-guided-tour office is in Toyako Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Their concept is looking at the Toyako area as a toybox and teaching people how to experience and enjoy the wonders of nature. Their Carefree Canoe course is popular amongst beginners and those with children and the hour-long course focusses mainly on canoeing in Lake Toyako. A tour is held in the gentle winds of the morning and evening allowing you to discover a new beauty of Lake Toyako as you gaze across the clear star-studded sky.
  • Kyoto Gionya
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachiminamigawa 5842F
    A kimono rental shop a three minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. Patrons can select their favorite from among some 300 kimonos together with a dedicated kimono advisor and, after having their hair and makeup performed by professionals, enjoy walking the streets of Kyoto. You can also bring your own kimono. Visitors staying at hotels inside Kyoto City can choose the “Rakuraku Course” and return their kimonos at their hotel front desk when they are done.
  • Kyoetsu (Gion Shop)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Minamimachi 418
    This dress rental shop is in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Apart from kimono, they also rent yukata cotton robes during certain seasons. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kodaiji Temple are nearby, so you can even go sightseeing in Kyoto while dressed in a kimono. The shop provides help with kimono selection and fitting, making it popular with Japanese and international tourists alike. You also can get your hair done for an additional fee.

    è stato un regalo per la mia fidanzata, vestizione del Kimono entrambi, esperienza simpatica per fare qualche foto. Le ragazze molto gentili e disponibili. lo consiglio

  • KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store)
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 347 Furei Building 1F
    KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store) rents high quality kimonos at amazing prices. You can stroll from there through Kyoto to Yasaka Shrine or Kiyomizu-dera Temple while dressed up in kimono or yukata. Pros fit the kimono and do your hair and makeup to match, helping you make the most of your kimono sightseeing experience. A wide variety of kimono are available, including classic and retro patterns.
  • Yume Bijin (Gion Main Shop)
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Tsunabu-machi (Yamato Daichi Tsutomu) 151 Vallie Gion 3F
    Yume Bijin is a kimono rental shop in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. The price for the daily rentals includes help in wearing the kimono properly. Since the shop is located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka-jinja Shrine, many tourists like to dress up in kimono to visit these places. These kimono can be returned at the customer's hotel. Yume Bijin also rents out cotton yukata and provides a hair and make-up service.
  • Yume Koubou (Gion Branch)
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto shi Kyoto shi Higashiyama ku Hanami Koji Dong Shimenmon Prefecture Nakanosui 244-1 Hanami Kaikan Shrine 5F
    This shop in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City lets you dress up like Maiko and Oiran. They provide full makeup and wigs, along with the services of a professional photographer. They provide a great chance to walk around Kyoto in traditional Japanese dress, so it's popular with foreign and domestic visitors alike.
  • Rental Kimono Okamoto (Kiyomizudera Branch)
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-237-1-1
    Rental Kimono Okamoto is on the walk leading up to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It is operated by Okamoto Textile Shop, a venerable business with a 180-year history. It stocks over 1,000 different kimono to choose from and even helps customers with putting on the kimono and styling their hair. Many foreign tourists who want to experience Japanese culture patronize this shop.

    8 of us rented kimonos and had a great experience. The ladies collection was not as extensive as I have seen in some of the other shops but the location is fantastic and the women working in the...

  • Gion Kyokagami Rental Kimono
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomotochou 353-1 Hanami Alley Building 3F
    Gion Kyokagami Rental Kimono is located about two minutes' walk from Gion Shijo Station in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. There are a variety of options available, including one for couples. Customers may choose from a variety of colorful kimono, and the employees help with dressing and hair styling. Since the shop is near famous sightseeing areas, many Japanese and foreign tourists come with the intention of walking around in costume.
  • Uranai Yakata Airi Main Shop (Kamome Market Honkan)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 187 Seagull Market 2F
    Yokohama Chinatown Irie is Japan’s largest fortune-telling center, and is known for its large number of experienced fortune tellers on site offering support for first-timers and fortune fans alike. You can choose from a variety of fortune-telling styles to fit your needs. The second floor hosts a shrine to Ragaraja Vidyaraja, who brings success in love, and a Fortune Cafe where you can enjoy tea with your prognostication. It’s located four minutes’ walk from Minatomirai Line Motomachi-Chukagai Station Exit 2.
  • Daimon-saka Chaya
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 392-4
    You’ll find this teahouse in front of “Meotosugi” near the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route “Daimonzaka” in Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture. It makes a great rest stop, and they even rent out Heian period clothing. They have “eboshi” noble headgear for men, traveling costumes for women, children’s clothing, and more in a variety of colors and sizes. You can get photos taken in costume and even walk to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine while wearing them.
  • Cafe I'rasgayna
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata 438
    Standing in front of Shirogane Bridge, the entrance to the Ginzan Onsen hot spring resort town, Cafe I’rasgayna is characterized by its open and airy deck area. The café’s menu primarily consists of coffee and soft drinks; takeout orders also accepted. Cafe I’rasgayna also rents kimono and will provide you with the perfect kimono ensemble for strolling amidst the old-fashioned, “Taisho Roman” style buildings of Ginzan Onsen. Staffs provide assistance with putting on kimono, insuring that even people who have never worn it before strolling through around there.
  • Kokoyui
    Style / Fashion
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Honmachi 1-3-39
    A shop where you can rent a kimono to wear while exploring Kanazawa located a five minute walk from Kanazawa Station. With an advance reservation, the shop will help you put on your kimono, after which you can go sightseeing in Kanazawa Japanese-style. The shop offers three plan types conforming with the type of kimono. Men can also choose between a kimono or a hakama (traditional kimono-like divided pants) plan. The shop offers a money-saving couples plan as well. Some of the shop's many optional plans include enjoying a meal at a teahouse after putting on your kimono and taking a taxi to visit local sights.
  • Ishiyama Gofukuten
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushimadani 828
    This kimono shop is located in Gujo Hachiman, famous for the Gujo Odori dance festival. Based on the concept of creating a new sense in everyday life by re-proposing a piece of dignified inherited Japanese culture that had been lost, they coordinate each and every customer’s encounter with the best kimono that suits them. They also offer rentals in addition to selling them. Most young Japanese people can’t put on kimonos by themselves. But it is free to be dressed the rental yukata by a kitsukeshi (person who helps another person get dressed), and they can be rented until the end of the dancing on the day of the Gujo Odori festival. During the Tetsuya Odori (late night dancing held for four nights during the Gujo Odori festival) period, and their rental hours are extended until midnight.
  • Kimono Rental Yumekomachi (Ise Shop)
    Style / Fashion
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 96-10
    This kimono rental shop is located in Ise Naikumae's Oharai-machi. Close to Ise Jingu Shrine and Okage Yokocho, it's in a convenient spot for those who want to visit the shrine and walk about Ise in a kimono. They offer a variety of traditional Japanese clothing, including homongi semi-formal and long-sleeved furisode kimono, designer kimono done up to suit individual tastes, kimono with cute patterns, and yukata cotton robes. Reservations aren't required to take advantage of their Premium Plan with new models and patterns to choose from, their affordable Nadeshiko Plan, and more. They'll hold your baggage for free (take your valuable with you) and returning the kimono the next day doesn't incur additional fees.
  • Machinavi Yururi
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 818-1
    This shop provides yukata and kimono rental and dressing services. Customers can choice from a total of around 150 male and female rental kimono and yukata and can also rent accessories such as geta (wooden Japanese sandals), handbags, and hair ornaments. The shop is popular with people of all ages looking to take a stroll through atmospheric Shuzenji Temple dressed in a kimono or yukata. The shop will also hold onto your personal belongings for you.

    You can try to wear kimono from this shop. The price is reasonable and the service here is excellent.

  • Haneda Airport International Terminal 2F
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Ota-ku Haneda Airport 3-3-2

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