Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Gion / Higashiyama / Yamashina Area

  • Rental Kimono Okamoto (Kiyomizudera Branch)
    63 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kyoetsu (Gion Shop)
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    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.
  • Uragu
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Miyakawasuji 4-297
    A stationary shop located in the Miyakawa-cho neighborhood of Higashiyama Ward selling postcards, writing paper, envelopes, and book covers. Situated inside a former tea house, the shop sells a wide variety of exclusively designed products. The shop name is a play on a verb meaning “to be happy” and the shop offers goods for conveying your happiness to your loved ones.
  • KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store)
    13 Reviews
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    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.

    友達との卒業旅行で京都に行った際に利用しました。 着物の着付けの時、自分が選んだ着物と似ている着物を間違えて着てしまいました。その後髪のセットをしている時に指摘され気がつきました。 その点では完全に自分に落ち度がありましたが、着付けやヘアセットのおばさま方にきつく「なんで気がつかなかったのかな?」「もう一回着せんのかい」などずっとぐちぐち言われ、びっくりしてしまいました。 着物やヘアセットなどはす...

  • Gion Kyokagami Rental Kimono
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    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.
  • Yume Kyoto Kimono Rentals Gion Store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 300ACROSS Yasaka Building 4F
    A kimono rental shop located right next to Yasaka Shrine. After getting dressed and having one’s hair and makeup performed by professionals, patrons can enjoy exploring Kyoto decked out in kimono. Sightseeing areas like Gion, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and the Higashiyama neighborhood can all be easily accessed from the shop. The shop also offers services such as the ability to drop one’s kimono off at the front desk of one’s hotel after use, the ability to dress groups of up to 50 people in one hour, and even on-site kimono dressing services at hotels.
  • Kyoto Gionya
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    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.
  • Kintakedo
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 263
    This hana kanzashi (ornamental hairpin) and kami-kazari (hair ornament) specialty shop has been in business since the closing years of Edo period. Before the war, the shop made hana kanzashi exclusively for select clientele that included geisha, maiko, and high-ranking courtesans. After the war, however, the shop started offering their goods to the general public. Each of their products is crafted one at a time by an artisan. Their quality has earned Gion a reputation as the place to buy Japanese hairpins and ornaments. The shop also offers a wide variety of kanzashi (ornate hair pins). Their kanzashi for the shichi-go-san festival or coming-of-age ceremonies retain the air of the hana kanzashi used by maiko. Other offerings include kanzashi with tortoiseshell, maki-e (gold or silver lacquer), or silverwork finishes.


  • KYO-TO-TO Main Store
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Hoshinochou 93-28
  • Yume Bijin (Gion Main Shop)
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    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.
  • Kyo Yamashita
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu Teromen Maebaing Sakakiba Jun Shimizu 3-316
    Kyo Yamashita, located on Sanneizaka in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward, specializes in Japanese-style pickles. The owners use fresh vegetables that they have grown themselves to make such favorites as asazuke (lightly pickled vegetables) and Nara zuke (vegetables pickled in sake). Their One cucumber snack, which customers can eat while walking around, is popular, and they have products for every season. Local people patronize this store, and since it is near Kiyomizu-dera Temple, tourists come in to buy souvenirs.
  • Cohaku Kairashi
    1 Reviews
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama ku Higashi Oji-way Takadaiji Minami-dori Mondo Inl Buretten-cho 58-3
    Cohaku Kairashi is a retail showroom for souvenirs of Kyoto located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. Kairashi is Kyoto dialect for cute, and the idea is that a piece of merchandise is so cute that customers find themselves wanting to give it to someone. The glass-walled, retro Western-style building stands out from other buildings, and inside are items that differ from conventional souvenirs of Kyoto in appealing to a more mature sensibility. The merchandise includes Kyoto hard candy, toad mouth purses, and accessories, variety goods and small items that are a cut above the rest, including items designed in collaboration with famous Kyoto stores.

    高台寺の帰り道ふと目に飛び込んできた素敵な建物。 なんのお店だろうと入ると京都で作られたジュエリーやバッグのお店でした。 日本人デザイナーのお洋服やヴィンテージ時計なども扱っていて、東京でも中々こんなに面白い品揃えのお店はないので、とても興味を惹かれました。 特にジュエリーが素敵でここにしかない特別なものをお探しな方にはぜひおすすめです。

  • Uragno
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shi Higashiyama ku Shio Alumni road Yamato Great Higashi entrance 3 chome Honkicho 672
    Uragno is a stationery store in Kyoto's Higashiyama ward. The high-ceilinged atrium gives this store, with its expansive Japanese-modern design, an open and airy atmosphere. In addition to letter and note paper and money envelopes, the store also deals in unique stationery products that blend sophisticated design with practicality. There are also exhibition sales of cushions, furoshiki cloths, and other variety and interior goods.
  • Yaya
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Ishibashichou 306
    Yaya is a store that sells antique kimono in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It deals in kimono for a wide variety of situations: for everyday wear, for special occasions, and for visiting. It also sells accessories, such as cords for fastening obi and zori sandals. Many people are attracted to its lessons on how to make craft items using old fabrics.
  • Uragu Hatch
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Yasaka-dori Higashi Ojiya Higashi-in Ueda cho 84-1
    Uragu Hatch is a stationery store located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It sells stationery in original designs, as well as small items, such as pottery and washcloths. Most of its merchandise is greeting cards, writing pads, money envelopes and other paper times, but it also sells Japanese-style stationery that is both well-designed and practical. This shop has proved to be quite popular with tourists.
  • Owariya
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shinkinen Maebashi Yamato Oji Tohto Nishinocho 201
    Owariya specializes in selling incense in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. In addition to the incense sticks used at Buddhist altars, the shop also deals in unique varieties of incense. Round incense balls, available in many colors at a reasonable price, are very popular, and their attractive appearance makes them favorite souvenirs for tourists.
  • Ami Kyoto
    473 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Horiikecho 373-26

    We LOVED our class with Chikaku at Ami Kyotos studio. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and encouraging. We learned about the history of calligraphy, how to make our own ink, the meaning of the...

  • Yume Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Yugyomaecho 583-4
  • Kyoto Daiichi Red Cross hospital
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-749

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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