Recomended Rental Kimono Shops for oversea visitors in Kyoto

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1. Recommended Shops

There are many historical buildings all over the Kyoto city.
So, here in Kyoto, you can experience Japanese culture & history a lot.

Once Covid 19 has settled down, and things return to normal, we really look forward to your visit.

At that time…

Would you like to dress in a Kimono and go sightseeing aroud such Kyoto city ?
I’m absolutely sure that it will become wonderful memories for your travel.

Are there any visitor friendly rental Kimono shops available in Kyoto ?

Visitors Question

Yes, Yumeyakata and Wargo are recommended because you can dress in a stylish Kimono with reasonable price.

Locals Answer

Actually, many Kimono rental shops are available in Kyoto.
Among them, Yumeyakata and Wargo are especially inexpensive, stylish and visitor-friendly shops.
(of course men’s and kid’s are O.K.)

 1. Yumeyakata (Gojo shop) 

One of the largest rental shops
• Their own designed Kimono more than 30,000
• Keep your luggage (ex. suitcases) for free
Multilingual Interpreter (English, French, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, Korean and Chinese)
10% off for 5 people or more (shightseeing Kimono rental plan)
Tourist Information are available,

Price (Rental Package for Sightseeing) : 
 ¥2800 + tax  (=¥3080) if you book in advance
(normaly ¥3500+tax=¥3850)

Location : 3 minutes walk from Subway Karasuma line Gojo Sta. (one stop north from Kyoto Sta.)


(If you book right now, please click the image above. After visiting the website, select “English” or your language in the upper right corner of the site.) 

 2. Wargo 

5 shops available near station and famous spot (Kyoto station, Gion, Arashiyama, Kiyomizu-dera)
  →now, Wargo shops except for near Kyoto station are temporarily closed due to covid 19.
Latest trend Kimono more than 20,000 collections
• Keep personal belongings for free
• All plans include accessory for your hair (Kanzashi in Japanese) and simple hairdo for free.

Price (The Popular Standard Plan) : 
 ¥2980+tax  (¥3278)

Location : Near Kiyomizu-dera and Stations (Kyoto Sta., JR saga-Arashiyama Sta., Randen Arashiyama Sta. and Keihan Gion-Shijo Sta.)



(If you book right now, please click the image above. After visiting the website, select “English” or your language in the upper right corner of the site.) 

What includes the rental package prices above ?

Visitors Question

Basically, it includes socks, sandals, a japanese style bag, underwear for Kimono in addition to Kimono and obi (belt for Kimono).
So, you don’t have to bring anyting by yourself.

Locals Answer

What are optional services to need additional charge ?

Visitors Question

Basically, Hairstyling, Makeup and Photography are optional.

And, a Coat for women is also optional (needed for a winter season).

Locals Answer

The followings are the details and how to book on the each shop’s website.

2. Yumeyakata

2-1 Shop Location & Information

 Yumeyakata  (Gojo shop) is located near Kyoto City Subway Karasuma line Gojo station.

Gojo station is one stop north from JR Kyoto station by subway.

The way to Yumeyakata Gojo shop

From the Exit No.1 of Gojo station, about 3 minutes’ walk to the east along the road, then the shop is on your left. (you can check the detailed location of the shop by clicking the image below)

 Yumeyakata  (Gojo shop) is very visitor-friendly rental shop.

Multilingual interpreters are available (English, French, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, Korean and Chinese).
So, you don’t warry about conversation any more. (the website is also multilingual)

The shop Keeps your luggage for free even if your luggage is large such as suitcases.

The shop also has its’ own Tourist Information, so you can ask any questions about sightseeing after dressing Kimono. It is very convenient !

The shop opens 10;00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (please enter by 4 p.m., and return by 5:30 p.m.)

The optional services are, for example,

  •  Hairstyling  : ¥1500+tax (¥1650)

  •  Kimono’s coat (Haori) for winter  : ¥500+tax (¥550)

Please note that if you come to Kyoto during summer, Yukata, casual type of Kimono for the summer season, is recommended instead of usual Kimono. So, please book Yukata Rental Plan (also ¥2800+tax if book in advnce)

If you make a reservation on the web, the rental price is discounted from ¥3,850 to ¥3080 including tax.
You can make a reservation even on the day !

So, let’s visit the website (click the image below), and book ! (change the website into “in English” or your language, after visiting)
If you want to know how to book in detail, read the following section.

2-2 How to book on the “Yumeyakata” website

1. Visit “Yumeyakata” website !

                                                                 
                                                                   

You can visit “Yumeyakata” website by clicking these images.

2. Select your language.

At the “Yumeyakata” website, firstly select your language (in the upper right corner of the site), and change the site into your language.

(English, French, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, Korean and Chinese lunguages are available)

3. Select your plan.

Select your plan (Kimono Rental Plan, Couple Rental Plan and so on).

If you are a group or a family or you don’t know which plan is applied, select Kimono Rental Plan.
You can reserve a whole member of your family or group including children, and any discounts are automatically applied !

4. Check the rental plan, and Click “Book Now” button.

Please read and check your plan, then, click “Book Now” button.

5. enter the date, plan, the number of people & optional services

At the reservation page, decide the date, check your plan, enter the number of people and choose optional services if you want.

At the following reservation page…,

You are required to fill “Customer’s Information” and “payment method”. You can choose ”Pay in store” or ”Prepay in credit card” (Visa MasterCard, JCB, AMEX and DINERS are accepted), and confirm.

Now, you have booked at discount price !

It seems to be very easy to reserve, isn’t it ?
So, let’s make a book !! (click the image below)

                                                                                                                               

Also, please know in advance, the detailds of the cancellation.

 «Cancellation» 

Basically, it won’t cost any cancellation charge. But, if you cancell the early morning reservation between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the day, extra charg ¥1,000 is needed.

So, please try to contact them at least one day before your reservation date.

3. Wargo

3-1 Shop Locations & Information

If you plan to visit Arashiyama, Gion or Kiyomizu-dera Temple, or if you start sightseeing from Kyoto station, Wargo is very convenient rental shop for you.

There are the following 5 shops in Kyoto.

Wargo shop lists in Kyoto

Only Kyoto Tower shop is now open due to covid 19.

• Kyoto Tower shop :
on the 3rd floor of Kyoto Tower building, in front (the north side) of  JR Kyoto station

• Arashiyama Ekimae shop :
1 minute walk
to the south from the south gate of JR Saga-Arashiyama station

• Arashiyama Togetsukyo shop :
3 minutes walk
to northeast from Randen (Keifuku Railway) Arashiyama station

• Gion-shijo shop :
1 minute walk
to the southeast from the Exit No.6 of Keihan Railway Gion-shijo station

• Kiyomizuzaka shop :
   5 minutes walk from Kyoto City Bus Gojozaka bus stop

 Wargo  shops are located near stations or famous spots, so it is very convenient to go sightseeing after dressing a Kimono !

 Wargo  is also visitor-friendly rental shop.

Interpreters are not available, but you can easily understand by multilingual written explanations. In addition, you can make a reservation on Wargo multilingual website (not only English but also French, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Malay, Vietnamese, Hindi and Russian available). So, you don’t warry about your understanding so much.

The Wargo shops keeps your personal belongings for free if you rent a Kimono. (¥500 for large luggage such as a suitcase)

Shops open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (to 7:00 p.m., only shops near Kyoto Sta. & Gion-shijo Sta.), please return by 30 minutes before each closing time)

The optional services are, for example,

  •  Hairstyling∗  : ¥900+tax (¥990)  ∗free simple hairstyling available. 

  •  Studio Photo Shoot∗  : ¥900+tax (¥990) ← 5 photos in data file for smartphone
    ∗only available for shops near Kyoto Sta., JR Saga-Arashiyama Sta. and Keihan Railway Gion-shijo Sta.

  •  Standard Kimono’s coat (Haori) for winter  : ¥500+tax (¥550)

Please note that if you come to Kyoto during summer (July and August), Yukata, casual type of Kimono for the summer season, is available. So, please book Sutandard Yukata Plan (also ¥2980+tax if book and pay in advance).

If you make a reservation on the web and do online payment in advance, the rental price (Standard Kimono Plan) is discounted from ¥3580+tax (¥3938) to ¥2980+tax (¥3278).

So, let’s click the image below, and book ! (I tell you how to book in the next section.)

(Change the website into “in English” or your language, after clicking above ↑)

3-2 How to book on the “Wargo” website

1. Click this image below & visit “Wargo” website !

                                                               
                                                                    

At first, click the image, and visit the “Wargo” website.

2. Select your Language

At the Wargo website, firstly select your language (in the upper right corner of the site), and change the site into your lunguage.

3. Click “Plans • Prices” button

Next, click “Plans • Prices” button (in the upper left corner of the site)

For smartphone, “Plans • Prices” button is located under the image of a woman dressed in a Kimono.

4. For Women, make sure of “Standard Kimono Plan”, and reserve.

For women, make sure of “Standard Kimono Plan”, enter the number of guests, and click “Reservation” button.

For men, select “Kimono Plan for men” listed in the middle of the site.

For couple, select “Couples Standard Kimono Plan”.

If you are couple(s), this plan is the most reasonable !
The price is ¥5,760+tax (¥6336) for a couple.

For children, select “Kimono Plan for Children”.

This plan is for about the age of 3 to 10 years old.

At the following reservation page…,
choose Kyoto area , and decide the shop, the date and the time you would like, and select optional services if you want.

After that, you are required to fill Customer Information. (you don’t need to fill “Kana” (Japanese letter) and “Prefecture”.)

Then, please confirm your reservation contents, and proceed to  web payment . (credit card only : VISA, Master Card, JCB, American Express, Diners Club International)

Now, you have booked at discount price !

It seems to be very easy to reserve, isn’t it ?
So, let’s make a book !! (click the image below↓)

                                                                                                                                             

Also, please know in advance, the detailds of the cancellation.

 «Cancellation» 

(1) up to 2 days before reservation date : No cancellation fee (but administration fee of ¥500+tax will be charged) 

(2) the day before & on the day of the reservation date : 100% fee will be charge.

4. Summary

Wargo shops are recommended for oversea-visitors in terms of the location near major stations.

Yumeyakata shop is recommended in terms of their sufficient spport for oversea-visitors (interpriters & tourist information) in addition to the lowest price.