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“Enjoyable experience of wearing kimono, ladies have good English”
Apr 22, 2017
“Convenient, but not the best of service ”
Akahime offers unique, convenient, and affordable kimono rentals & purchases for all ages & sizes in the scenic Arashiyama district of Kyoto. Our new Kiyomizu location is also now open! Rental package includes kimono, footwear, handbag, parasol, and...more
My husband and I rented kimonos here, finding the shop by accident somewhat.
The ladies let me choose a kimono from hundreds of different patterns and styles, and then helped me find an obi to match. I asked them to do my hair in a...More
Apparently my wife and her friend waited like half an hour for service and then they "did" their hair. Didn't look much different from their regular hair. Not the cheapest, but it's close and convenient. Probably can find a better one nearby.More
Management response:Responded May 3, 2017
Thank you so much for visiting us and for your feedback. We are happy that you found our location convenient, but we sincerely apologize for the wait your wife and her friend experienced. Especially due to the peak season currently, we are working...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.