For oversea visitors, Recommended Rental Kimono Shops near Nishiki-market, City Center in Kyoto


1. Recommended Shop “Wargo”

There are many historical buildings all over the Kyoto city.
Especially, the cityscape of Gion area very attractive !

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 shopping at Nishiki-market and sightseeing aroud Gion ?
I’m absolutely sure that it will become wonderful memories for your travel.

Are there any visitor friendly rental Kimono shops available around City Center or near Gion area in Kyoto ?

Visitors Question

Yes, Wargo shop is recommended because you can dress in a stylish Kimono with reasonable price.

Locals Answer

Actually, many Kimono rental shops are available around city center or near Gion area in Kyoto.
Among them, Wargo Gion-nishiki shop, located near Nishiki-market, is especially inexpensive, stylish and visitor-friendly shop. (of course men’s and kid’s are O.K.)


• Shop available 5 minutes’ walk from Hankyu Railway Karasuma station, or 7 minutes’ walk from Kyoto City Subway Shijo station, or just next to Nishiki-market.

Latest trend Kimono

• Keep personal belongings for free

• All plans include accessory for your hair (Kanzashi in Japanese) and simple hairdo for free

Price : 
 ¥3300   (Standard Plan include men & kids)

 ¥5500   (Standard Plan for a couple)


Location : 2 minutes’ walk to the north from underground Exit No.13 of Hankyu Railway Karasuma station or Kyoto City Subway Shijo station 

 (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

It includes a hair accessory, socks, sandals, a japanese style bag, underwears 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, a Coat for women, Hairstyling, Makeup and Photography are optional.
(simple hairdo for hair accessory is for free)

Locals Answer

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

2. Wargo Gion-Nishiki Shop

2-1 Shop Locations & Information

There is the following 1 shop near Nishiki-market, Kyoto.

Wargo shop list in Nishiki-market, Kyoto

• Gion-Nishiki shop :
5 or 7 minute walk
to the north from the Exit No.13 of Hankyu Railway Karasuma station or Kyoto City Subway Shijo station.

Go up from the station Exit No.13 of Subway Shijo station or Hankyu railway Karasuma station.

When you come up, walk to the left, and turn left at the next intersection with Starbucks on the corner.

You can see Wargo Gion-Nishiki shop on your left just before Nishiki-market street. 

 Wargo  shops are visitor-friendly.

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 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., please return by 30 minutes before closing time.

The optional services are, for example,

  •  Hairstyling∗  : ¥1100  free simple hairstyling available. 

  •  Studio Photo Shoot  : ¥1000 ← 5 photos in data file for smartphone  temporarily  suspended

  •  Standard Kimono’s coat (Haori) for winter  : ¥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 ¥3300 if book in advance).

It is about 15 minutes’ walk from the shop to the Gion area, through Nishiki Market and the downtown area of the city center.

If you wish to rent, I recommend that you make a reservation on the web in advance.

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 ↑)

2-2 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. (If you wish to apply for other plans at the same time, such as men or children, please enter the number of people for each plan first, and then, press the reservation button for any one place finally.)

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 ¥5,500 for a couple.

For children, select “Kimono Plan for Children”.

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

5. Choose “Kyoto area” & “Shop

Choose “Kyoto area”,

And, choose “Gion-Nishiki” store.

At the following reservation page…,
choose Kyoto area , and Kyoto Tower shop , and decide 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 payment. You can choose  web payment  (credit card only : VISA, Master Card, JCB, American Express, Diners Club International) or  in-store payment .

Now, you have booked!

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.


(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.