You arrive at the kimono rental shop, located within a Kyo-machiya (Kyoto traditional house) with tatami rooms and a Japanese garden. This 100-year-old house is located in the heart of Kyoto, near the subway station "Karasuma Oike", a 2-min walk from the Kyoto International Manga Museum, and a 15-min walk from the Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace.
In the shop, you choose among a large selection of kimonos for women, men and children, with different sizes available. All the kimonos for women and a large part of those for men are from the shop's exclusive collection, and cannot be found in other stores. From retro to modern, cute to elegant, you will definitely find your kimono style!
You get dressed by our professional staff, and if you pick a Tour Option with Hairdo, you choose among different hairstyles to be done by our hair stylists, for a complete kimono look! (Hairstyling service available for women only - Hair accessories sold separately)
Then, you get a photoshoot with the professional photographer who helps you get the best poses to really stand out in your kimono self! With the tatami rooms and the Japanese garden as the background, your pictures will look like you leaped through time to get this authentic Japanese dressing experience. You then select 3 pictures that the photographer lightly edit before handing them to you (in data format).
There's more! If you wish, you can go out in your kimono outfit and do some sightseeing in Kyoto to make this cultural experience last even more! You need to return the kimonos to the shop by 19:30.