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Kimono rental in Kyoto the FULL MEMORABLE SET (Includes Free Gion Guided Tour)
- We are Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya located near the Gion Shijo Station (our location)
- We are the only traditional kimono venue in Kyoto with Tripadvisor’s Best Traveler’s Choice Award
- We are the only cultural experience provider in Kyoto with teahouses in Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka
- Everything is included in the price (no gimmicks, no extra charge for any add on (e.g. hairdo, sandals, bag, etc.)
- Our venue is right next to the Gion Shijo train Station, which means, the historic Gion area is a walking distance and you can go to Arashiyama bamboo forest and Fushimi Inari in less than 30 minutes.
- We also have many instagram-worthy backdrops you will love.
Kimono is a beautiful item of traditional clothing, and is immediately associated with Japan. When you’re in Kyoto, do yourself the favor of wearing a real kimono. If it is your first time, you may be confused and you may not know how to chose. We have the perfect standard plan with no hidden fees and no extra add ons.We also have 2 great locations in the downtown area: one in Gion and another one is in Kawaramachi both next to the main train stations.
Our perfect value set the full memorable plan includes
- Kimono wearing (hundreds of different styles to choose from)
- Kanzashi and hairpins
- Special socks
- Inner wear
- Geta sandals
- Traditional handbag
- 8 hours of kimono rental (Until 6 pm. If you wish to wear the Kimono much longer, you need to make a reservation earlier such as at 10:30 am.)
- Explanations of kimono and kimono traditions in English
Wearing a kimono is a great way to gain an understanding of how it feels to dress in authentic Japanese clothing. Don’t worry about how difficult the process of putting on a kimono is because an expert will be helping you all the way. As you’re getting dressed, feel free to ask questions to learn more about the history of the kimono and how it has evolved over time. Or ask about each item to find out what it’s called and how it functions to make the kimono look the way it does. You can also learn some of the occasions for wearing kimono, and the different types of kimono that people wear. And if you so desire, the staff will apply style your hair in a way fitting of any kimono you choose to wear.
You’ll find everything you need here; various types of kimono from different periods of Japanese history, as well as accessories such as appropriate footwear and purses, will make your look complete. There’s an assortment of items for men, women, and children, so you’re certain to find something that you’ll love. And don’t worry about your belongings because there are lockers you can use to keep your personal items secure. If you would like to see how you look in traditional Japanese attire, heritage house is the place to visit. This is a wonderful and memorable opportunity for you and your whole family. Come and find out what it’s like to dress up in a traditional Japanese kimono!
You can rent the most popular designs at this convenient location and then take a picture in front of dozens of different kinds of backdrops at Maikoya. There are large size kimonos, kimonos for men and kimono for young kids. Also the location is very convenient so you don’t have to worry about returning your kimono to a far place.
You can freely stroll the historic streets of Kyoto and if you don’t want to walk outside you can take beautiful pictures in front of our lovely backdrops shown below. Our English-speaking friendly staff are waiting to serve you!We will teach you the most picturesque spots in Kyoto and we will teach you how to conveniently get to those places.
Includedhair accessorieshairstyling (simple style)innerwaersocks
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Kyoto offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.
Our address is Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
Our email address is email@example.com
*** Please let us know the gender ratio and if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Do you accept walk-ins?Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season.
Do I need to wear a kimono?Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono.
Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair?Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need.
What is the etiquette for tea ceremony?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have kimonos for kids?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have plus size kimonos?Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size.
Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day?Yes! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm!
Do you provide any hairdo services?Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.)
Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?Yes we do.
Where can I buy a kimono?We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.