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Yumeyakata

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Address: 161-1 Kameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8103, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-354-8515
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Wearing traditional costumes, such as kimonos or yukatas, while strolling...

Wearing traditional costumes, such as kimonos or yukatas, while strolling historical and picturesque streets has become a trend when sightseeing in Kyoto. It is an authentic cultural experience that will unexpedtedly leave you with many beautiful photos and memories not easily forgotten. Yumeyakata is one of the biggest kimono rental shops in Kyoto. We provide kimonos for rent not only for ladies but also for men and children so that the whole family can enjoy the experience together. We can provide all the items you need to wear kimono, so just bring yourself! Our shop is only 10 minutes from famous sightseeing spots like Gion, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Station.

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Great experience. Early appointment is WORTH IT.

Walking around in tradition kimono through the streets of Kyoto is a fantastic experience. It was incredibly easy to find the venue, and their efficient operations had five us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2016
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you alight at Gojo Station, you can spot their shop by just walking straight all the way. We made an appointment at 11:30 but unforeseen circumstances let us reach at 12:30 instead. However, they still allowed us to go in. The whole process was orderly and systematic. First level for forms, second level for choosing the yukatas/kimono/sashes/obi,... More 

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Thank millydred
夢館, お客様担当マネージャー at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for using our service! And thank you so much for your review, it means a lot for us. We hope to see you again in winter ^^ More 

Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Walking around in tradition kimono through the streets of Kyoto is a fantastic experience. It was incredibly easy to find the venue, and their efficient operations had five us ready to go (with our hair done) in just over an hour. We paid for the early appointment, and I cannot recommend this enough. The place gets SUPER busy. First-come, first-served... More 

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1 Thank BBdesu
夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Your review means a lot for us! And thank you for used our service last time. I hope to see you again in the future ^^ More 

Melbourne
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84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

A good kimono/yukata rental just about one subway station away (Gojo) from the central JR Kyoto station. Always seems to be buzzing with international and domestic tourist. Most staffs can speak English and mandarin. And looks like there's heaps of Taiwanese tourists too. Early appointment is better to avoid crowd and to enjoy walking around Kyoto longer. Late return up... More 

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夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Your review means a lot for us! I hope to see you again in the future ^^ More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The website says they open at 10 am but it is possible to make appointments before 10 am with a small addition fees. We weren't going to do that but all of the morning slots were already taken and we had to suck up getting a 9:30 am appointment and paid the price. Much to our surprise, there were A... More 

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Thank GracieTT
夢館, Overseas department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenient that caused. We will try to improve our service. Thank you for your review, that means a lot for us. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

My partner and I made a booking months in advance for (i) kimono rentals, (ii) a location photoshoot at Gion and (iii) hairstyling. It was hands down, the best decision we made! We have been recommending this place to many of our friends who are planning a trip to Kyoto. Not sure why so many reviews here are complaining about... More 

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夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review here, it means a lot for us. We are so happy if you like our service. Hope to see you again in the future at Kyoto ^^ More 

Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We booked in advance to get the 2,500 yen deal, and arrived at 3pm as we wanted to wear the kimono to do a 5pm tea ceremony workshop. The process was very efficient and we were shunted from one place to the next so never had to think about what we needed to do. Initially my oldest daughter and I... More 

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夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it means a lot for us. We were so lucky to had you here and served you. Hope to see you again in the future!! ^^ More 

Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I booked my appointment 2 weeks in advance before arriving.I booked a kimono wearing and hair style.Kimono selection is quite limited. It was only 2 small racks and the pretty ones were all taken. The oba-San who helped me wear my kimono was the only professional person I met.Do stand straight when wearing a kimono as it will be tighter... More 

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夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it means a lot! We are sorry about the inconvenient caused, we will try to improve our service. Hope to see you again in the future ^^ More 

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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

강추! I was here with my two other friends. We made a reservation before coming cuz only in that case we can get 50% discount for kimono rental. The fare was reasonable, I think. The staffs were all kind and supportive. Most of all, I really liked there were a tons of kimonos so that I can choose what I... More 

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Thank Kahjoe0613
夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it means a lot! We are so happy and appreciate that you like our kimono and service. We hope to see you again in the future! ^^ More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The best experience ever for us Malaysian ladies in Kyoto. Cost not more than RM150 we can wear full kimono for 8 hrs around kyoto. Yumeyakata is very well arranged. It was packed when we reach there 5 min before 10am our appt. But everyone is very experience we are done in least than 1hr. No wonder japanese ladies have... More 

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2 Thank KartiniSarkawi
夢館, Overseas Department at Yumeyakata, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it means a lot for us! Also thank you for your visit and picture, you look great in kimono dress! We hope to see you and serve you again in the future ^^ More 

Osaka, Japan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

外国の友人が来日し、着物を着たいというので予約して伺いました。修学旅行の生徒で混雑して忙しかったとは思いますが、店員の方々の対応が悪く、友人に申し訳なかったです。館内全体的に雰囲気が悪かったので、きっと店員の雰囲気が伝わっているのだと思います。レンタル料は他店よりも安いと思いますが、外国人にはもっと日本のいい部分が出ているお店に案内したいと思いました。いい思い出が台無しになりかねないと思いました。ただ、着物や帯の種類はありますし、マジックテープみたいな簡易的な帯でもないので、着物体験は出来ます。 I took my friends whose are from US to this Kimono shop. It was great memory expect for shop assistants. Most of assistants had a bad attitude, we know that the shop was very crowded by students of high school trip at that time, but I was very disappointed their. Good poin of this shop was just only cheep... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.