Characteristically Kyoto, the traditional Japanese T-shaped dress, usually in silk and consisting of 12 parts, continues to intrigue and attract the worldwide audience. Find your perfect version while in Japan, with some exquisite choices available, complementing your personality and bringing that mysterious oriental touch to the whole appearance. Prices can go very high, but luckily there are many reasonable options including rental for a few awesome selfies.

What are the best places to buy kimono you may wonder? Coming right up.

 

1. FUUKA KIMONO SHOP – GAIJIN (FOREIGNER) FAVOURITE

風香 Fuuka-Kimono

風香 Fuuka-Kimono, 風香Fuuka-Kimono

The little shop is located near the main shopping area in downtown Kyoto. You will find it in a small street on the second floor with a sign out front. Touristy yes, but with a great selection and English speaking staff that will help you choose this enchanting garment. Prices? Very reasonable, you can find a lovely outfit for a fraction of the costs. A rental is also an option here.

Address: 235 Sendocho Shimogyo, Kyoto (map)

Website: fuukakimono.com

Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM–5PM; Saturday, Sunday closed

Phone: +81758020511

 

2. CRÈME DE LA CRÈME – CHISO DESIGN

Chiso design

Chiso design, 千總本店

Chiso is one of the city’s most impressive outlets, and if you’re serious about kimono shopping, then you can’t miss it. This stunning kimono store balances preserving traditional style and aesthetics while bringing the classic art to the 21st century.

What makes it all that more special is in 2006, the store opened its kimono salon Sohya. Because the store itself is styled after a salon, Sohya’s staff can tailor every inch of the kimono experience to suit your needs and taste, from measurements to fabrics to accessories, making it the perfect way for customers to find exactly what they want no matter how difficult or obscure. 

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