Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei
Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Kimono, Japanese traditional costume, rental shop in Gion, Kyoto. We provide memorable experience of Japanese traditional culture at a reasonable price. Our services are (1) kimono rental, (2) hair set, (3) makeup. English, Chinese and Japanese are available.
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Neighbourhood: Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Kiab V
United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Add this experience when visiting The Cup Of Noodles museum. This is a, “Must experience,” and doable in 2 hours. All of The kimonos comes already made. What we ended up doing was customizing the kimono to our size. Customizing the kimono is easily done by cutting the kimono once and hemming the parts that was cut. Most of the time was spent choosing what we wanted. You know how us women can be! So many choices to choose from!!

I booked this experience the night before and was able to get an appointment for my sister and I.
We had ended up choosing Yutaka instead of the kimono and couldn’t be more thrilled.

You should visit The Cup of Noodles museum in Yokohama; do both the exhibitions on how to make noodles and then designing your cup and personalize the flavors; explore the rest of the museum, walk down the street to The Red Brick Building for an indoor farmer market, then hop on the bus for 45 mins to Koto City for the kimono experience.

My sister and I did this and enjoyed the itinerary very much. After the kimono experience, we headed back to our hotel. It was the perfect itinerary and day spent well.

I do recommend doing the kimono experience first thing in the morning so you can enjoy wearing the kimono outfit you just made. And then head over to the Cup of Noodles museum.

Here is a summary of the process I went through so you can get an idea.
1. Directions and address to place was easy to navigate.
2. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted and was instructed to freely pick out what we wanted to try on.
- the kimonos are tagged with different colors and on the wall, there’s a sign with pricing for the colored tag.
- we got to try on everything we picked out.
3. Once we selected what we wanted, next came the measuring and fitting. That was a really quick process.
4. After fitting, we got to cut our measurements. It was basically a straight cut across the waist of the kimono 👘.
5. Sewing was done quick and efficient. Instead of the typical sewing machine or sewing by hand, we used the heat and bond method to hem our yukata.
- after hemming, we put on yukata. They even gave us an elastic band that was used to hold the bottom piece of the yukata.
6. Once this was completed, we got to choose what colored obi belt, stash, and string.
7. Next came the grand finale, taking pictures. It rained the night we book the experience so we stayed indoors to take pictures. It was still very fun. Our host had such an amazing and joyful personality that she made everything fun.
8. Last step - payment. Payment was accepted via card and yen. After payment was done, our host bagged our yukata and when asked, she very happy to show us how to properly fold our yukata. She even showed us the simplest way as well since the proper way had many steps to remember. Our host was very patient with us and even allowed us to video all the steps to properly dress ourselves in our yukata.
Overall, it was a great experience.
Written 18 April 2024
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KanLa
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went one week after the peak season for autumn leaves. Arrived on time for our reserved time at 11 am. Few other peoplethere but no wait, the girl there can speak English and immediately show us the kimono we can choose from. Lots of selection and both me and my bf were able to choose the ones we like. Then in the fitting room there were older age Japanese ladies help with putting on the kimono, tie up with self selected belt. When done dressing, pick a bag and a pair of Japanese sandals (not wooden, easy to walk). All done and ready to go in about 30mins. I didn't pay 1500 yen for hair set up and just made a simple bun myself. Nice temples, backdrops and park close to the shop. We walked around 2 hrs and already had enough photos. Overall it was a nice and fun experience.
Written 15 December 2023
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Nicole G
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was amazing team, very professional. They had a gorgeous selection of kimonos and yukatas. The place was clean and staff were very welcoming and very helpful. The team also had a numbered bag to store your per sonal belongings which is returned once you return the rental at 5pm. This rental of traditional wear set the scene for the rest of our trip in Kyoto and we had a beautiful day as a result. I highly recommend this opportunity.
Written 27 September 2023
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Jose Mangin
New York, New York, United States18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
One of our favorite experiences in all of Japan was this! We had tough time finding the place via directions on Uber (taxi) app, but after being dropped off a few blocks away, we found it. Right away they greeted us, and very calmly instructed us what to do. My wife and two daughters got dolled up, and I was pretty quick. I did not wear the wooden shoes, instead opting for my cool NoBulls. One daughter wore what they offered us. Then we were off sightseeing and fitting right in. Everyone was cool to us, and one of my fav Dad/husband moments was seeing the girls all standing under a tree in their kimonos hiding from the healthy sun. I highly recommend this experience!
Written 1 September 2023
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Giulia Zamuner
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Great experience, I love the kimono and the team is very nice and friendly. Booked my appointment around 2pm, however i went there earlier and they let me in!

Really recommend !
Written 5 June 2023
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Mina K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ladies were great and could accomodate for tourist who speak different languages. Great choice of kimono and we’re able to quickly do hair or make up for anyone who requested it.
Written 26 April 2023
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Soodeh N
Bell Canyon, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an excellent experience. They did a great job with our hair and make ups too. The process was fast and smooth. Highly recommend them.
Written 7 April 2023
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Subhath K
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The service was fast,efficient and they had a lot of variety for me. Our hair was done well and accessories very pretty. We were a little late for our appointment but they were happy to let us still come for the rest of it.

The whole process was however a little rushed and the place quite messy. Personal belonging bags were sprawled across the floor, shoes heaped in a pile by the lift entrance. There was many options for my daughter (6), granted we had gone later on in the day. She did manage to find something sue looked lovely in.
Written 5 April 2023
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Siron
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I am a traveler from China and this was a very bad experience. In the case that the price is more expensive than other similar stores, we still chose this store with the purpose of trusting our compatriots in our country and making it more convenient. But from the beginning to the end, the Chinese shopkeepers, shop assistants, and especially the photographers who took pictures were very impatient, not serious, and unfriendly to us. There was no clerk to help when choosing a kimono, and no one helped to change the clothes for a long time after the selection. My girlfriend's hairstyle did not have a clerk to help communicate with the Japanese hair stylist, and the hairstyle was completely different from the reference photo. . And since I'm a boy, the shop owner has been urging my hair stylist not to be so serious, just to do it casually. Very enthusiastic when receiving money. And the photographer was not serious about shooting, the process of taking pictures was very hasty, and the shooting equipment was very ordinary, not as good as my own. We don't show us the original photos and don't guide the actions. The refined picture after shooting is even more disaster. It took a few days just to do some minor microdermabrasion and add a very ugly filter, even the color of the clothes was distorted. It makes people question his professionalism. After making a modification suggestion, nothing was changed for five days, which made people very angry. In the end, he was asked to return the fee for repairing the pictures. He only refunded a few dollars for each picture. This fee is indeed in line with his strength, and the kimono shop did not help us in this matter from the beginning to the end. something happened. Warmly remind Chinese compatriots and friends from other countries not to come to this store.
我是一名来自中国的旅客,这是非常差的一次體驗。在價格比其他同類型店舖更貴的情況下,我們抱著相信自己國家的同胞和更方便的目的依然選擇了這家店。但是從頭到尾中國的店主,店員,尤其是拍照的攝影師對待我們非常不耐心,不認真,不友好。挑选和服时也没有店员给予帮助,挑选后很久都没有人帮忙进行更换衣服,我女朋友的发型也没有店员帮忙和日本的发型师进行沟通,完全就做成了跟参考照片上不一样的发型。並且由於我是男生,店主一直催促我的发型师不需要這麼認真,隨便弄弄就好。收錢時倒是十分熱情。而攝影師拍攝也很不認真,拍照過程中十分倉促,拍攝設備很一般,還沒我自己的好。不給我們看拍照原片也不對動作進行指導。拍攝後的精修圖更是災難。花了幾天時間就只是進行一些細微的磨皮和加了一個十分難看的滤镜,甚至衣服顏色都失真了。讓人十分質疑他的專業性。在提出修改建議後,五天時間什麼都沒改,讓人十分生氣。最後讓他退修圖的費用,他每張只退了幾塊錢,這個費用確實和他的實力相符合,而和服店也從頭到尾沒有在這件事上幫助我們,收完錢就不管事情了。溫馨提醒中國同胞和其他国家的朋友们,千萬不要來這家店。
Written 25 January 2023
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danaw675
Indianapolis, IN23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Very professional. They were super busy so the appointment took a while. Be careful, one of the addresses on the confirmation isn't to the shop. I would recommend
Written 29 December 2022
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