Waplus Nara

Waplus Nara: Hours, Address, Waplus Nara Reviews: 5/5

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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
WAPLUS NARA is the Japanese kimono experience shop, just 2 minutes' walk from JR Nara station. We have a variety of Kimono related services such as kimono rental, costume photos and kimono school. Not only at our shop, we can offer these services at your accommodation or event venue as well. Why don't you enjoy kimono experience in the Ancient Nara. Service details; 1) Kimono School Waplus is one of the only kimono-school for foreigners in Japan, and will help you learn everything there is to know about the tradition of Kimono wearing. After a class on Kinomo history you will be taught how to dress, with amazing patience and attention to detail, the staff help you understand and perfect the intricate process. Knowing that you have learned the traditions and perfected the art yourself is truly rewarding, and the final outfit, with finishing touches from the teachers, is stunning. 2) Costume Photos For a once in a lifetime experience, the costume fitting allows you to transform into a princess, samurai or oiran—with a traditional outfit. Rather than using wigs, trained hairstylists will carefully recreate the authentic appearance using your own hair. When you are ready, the staff will help you dress in the many layers, slowly constructing your complex outfit. Finally, you can step into the studio for your shoot and then choose the final photos as a stunning reminder of your experience, and treasure them as a memory of Japan.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Carlos C
Oyama, Japan58 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
We wanted to buy a kimono. All the staff did their best to fulfill our requests. We wanted a kimono that was only for rent and they agreed to sell it. Actually they were worried because it was not a new item.

Nice price, very nice place and enchanting staff!!

Highly recommended!
Written December 15, 2016
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Thank you very much for recommending our shop.We're glad to receive your comment. And wa're happy you're pleased with our shop. We hope you'll come here and meet again.Please take care of yourself. Thank you.
Written December 17, 2016
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Maxinejoyce
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
Nov 2019
We are on a budget, so we learned about used haoris that can be worn over western attire quite artfully. We passed the store advertisement earlier in the day, and finally got there after some touring. Nice selection and good prices, great service and they speak English.
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you so much for your comment! Haori goes great with jeans as well! We`re happy to see you were satisfied with our service :D
Written January 15, 2020
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Ruth Jinfen C
26 contributions
Last minute decision, googled said to rent from this place and it was amazing! The staff are so friendly, their prices were good too! For us a couple, we paid 7500yen total and returned outfit by 6pm. Love the kimono designs, they were not too loud or flowery but looked very elegant and nice. I’ll definitely come back here and recommend this place to others who are looking to rent a kimono for the day.
Written April 15, 2019
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Thank you very much for your compliment. We was also pleased to have you and share precious time with you. We look forward to your visit again.
Written May 13, 2019
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Joy J
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I did a Kimono photoshoot at Waplus. Emailed them prior to the visit and they were very prompt with the replies. I visited when in the morning when the shop just opened so there weren't other guests. A fairly good selection of kimono available and prices are reasonable. Staff were also very friendly and patient. No pressurisation at all. They were also very clear with the different and additional charges. I would recommend this shop to anyone who would like to either rent or do a kimono photoshoot in Nara. In addition, the shop is located very near to the JR Nara station and is along the way to Nara park.
Written February 11, 2019
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Dear Joy, Thank you so much for your comment! It was our pleasure to serve you and we are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your experience : D Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and wish to see you again in he future!
Written February 11, 2019
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nngn439
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
i have been to japan a few times and never have a chance to wear kimono. This trip to Nara we rent the kimono from Waplus store. The staff very friendly and professional. Initially I reluctant to wear kimono but the staff ensure you are comfortable. It is totally new experience and I love it. I would recommend my friend to visit Waplus Nara.
Thanks Waplus Staff.
Nina -Singapore
Written October 21, 2018
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Thank you very much for the review. We are all glad to know that you enjoyed wearing kimono. We wish you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.
Written October 22, 2018
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Virgi🌹
Rome, Italy8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nice place for buying your kimono! We bought one kimon for a gift, and it has been very appreciated. Really kind staff and a great experience :)
Written October 21, 2018
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Dear Virgi B, Thank you very much for the review. We are glad to know that you enjoy shopping with us here. We hope you will have wonderful time in Japan.
Written October 22, 2018
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Nora C
4 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
I tried on a kimono with all the accessories and had my picture taken. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made it a wonderful experience for me. The staff spoke very good English and also helped to tell us where some interesting sites were in Nara. I thought I would only have a couple of photos taken, but they took about 40 in all. Then, I got to choose the ones I liked the best. I had a couple printed out and also got the data for several other pictures. I am so glad I did this and had a Lotta fun. I would definitely recommend this kimono shop.
Written May 12, 2018
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Thank you very much for warm comments. We are all glad to know that you enjoyed kimono experience. It was our great pleasure to welcome you. Thank you very much again.
Written May 15, 2018
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Qiyah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Jan 2018
The best kimono rental & shop in town Nara, Japan. Highly recommended. High quality & beautiful kimono. Your will be treated like a princess. Thanks to professional & kind staffs. Mrs Mami & Mrs Yukomi very nice & helpful. Hope to see you again.
Written January 30, 2018
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Thank you for your comment. We are more than glad to know that you enjoyed wearing kimono and photo shooting. You looked very beautiful in kimono! We hope you could find the restaurant we recommended. We look forward to serving you again.
Written February 2, 2018
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thomashollywood
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
I visited this place with my daughter and we were treated to an amazing experience, From being dressed in traditional clothes to the visit to a buddhist temple where we took part in a tea ceremony then feeding the deer in Nara park. It was amazing from start to finish.
Written August 23, 2017
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thomashollywood-san, Thank you for visiting Waplus Nara for renting kimono. We are glad you also enjoyed joining a tea ceremony and feeding deer at Nara Park. Hope you'll come back someday! We look forward to serving you again.
Written August 25, 2017
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Phyllisgoh
18 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
I give a thumbs up to the service provided at Waplus Nara. They have the full package services provided, from hair-do, make-up, to professional dress-up, it require 3 service crew to serve you on a go to complete it. They are very responsive to email reservation even before our trips which make you feel attended. To leave a good memories for our Honeymoon at Japan, we are signing up for the Princess and Samurai package. I am so touch that with only a minor charges they even fulfill my desire of taking picture outdoor on the chilly weather. Really appreciate and feel grateful for all the hard work, especially they have to follow my tiny foot step walking on the street wearing Kimono. (You will know what I mean when you are wearing a Kimono, but that's the beauty part of a Lady looks like.) Overall it is a stunning experience! Different language is not a barrier, we get to understand each other more and share different cultures knowledge as well. The only regret is that we are rushing to somewhere else, so we do not get to browse the shop items, it look so pretty and affordable, should have purchase 1 or 2 items for souvenir if you have time. Cheers~
Written March 7, 2017
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Thank you very much for visiting Nara and our shop. It was our great pleasure to meet two of you and could make your Honeymoon memorable . We are all very happy to know that you had a great time with us. Really looking forward to see you again. Please come to Japan again ! Wish you all the best !
Written March 8, 2017
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