Authentic Kimono Rental

¥5,800/person
1 hour 1〜5people

Authentic and Traditional Style

This is the standard set we offer at Ume Sakura, and it is the most traditional and authentic selection. Out of hundreds of variations, we will assist you in choosing the most appropriate and seasonal kimono. With obi, obijime, obiage, and many more accessories, Ume Sakura offers a personalized kimono experience. The key difference compared to other kimono styles is the type of obi (sash) and the method of tying it. For this authentic style, we use Fukuro or Nagoya obi that are more traditional and common (but rare to see in more reasonable rental kimonos). To tie this particular obi, we use the "Taiko Musubi" knot. Taiko musubi resembles a box and has a flat but quite elegant shape in the back. Although it looks simple, making a proper Taiko knot requires skill and experience.

Highest Quality

We offer a wide selection of high quality kimonos, from casual to traditional. They can be worn for many different occasions, and will surely provide an authentic Kyoto experience.

By Appointment Only

All of our kimono rentals are by appointment only. To ensure a quality, personal, and special experience, we only offer service for one group at a time.

Liscensed Staff

We proudly staff certified kitsuke trained assistants to help you dress. Our staff will help you maintain a proper fit while staying comfortable throughout your day's travels.

Hair Styling

Hair styling is included in our kimono rental plans. We do not offer extreme, elaborate hairstyles, but instead we focus on reflecting the simplicity and elegance of our kimono.

Rental Price

The following items are included in the rental price.

Authentic Kimono Rental Plan
Price per person (plus tax)
¥5,800
  • Kimono
  • Obi (Taiko Knot)
  • Silk Obijime
  • Obiage
  • Undergarments
  • Tabi (Socks)
  • Zori (Sandals)
  • Hair Accessories
  • Bag
  • Kitsuke (Dressing Service)
  • Hair Styling

How It Works

The following is a step-by-step explanation of how our kimono rental plan works:

Step 1 - Make an appointment
All of our rentals are by appointment only. Please make an appointment using the online booking calendar from this site. You can see all of the available dates/times online.
Step 2 - Confirming an appointment
As soon as the booking is made online, you will receive an email confirmation so you can check your appointment details. Within 24-48 hours, you will receive another email from us, finalizing your appointment. Should you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact us in advance.
Step 3 - Arrival
On the day of your appointment, please come to our salon 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. In case you are running late or need to reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible. We provide everything you need, so you do not need to bring anything.
Step 4 - Choosing your kimono and accessories
Once you check in, you will enter our traditional tatami room where you will choose your kimono and accessories with the help of our staff. You will go through a catalogue first, and our staff will pull out and show you your selections. You will get to coordinate colors and patterns of kimono, obi, obijime, and obiage. Our customers find this process very exciting and special.
Step 5 - Getting Dressed
After you choose your kimono and accessories, our experienced kitsuke staff will dress you. Our licensed staff will make sure that you are comfortable and that your kimono will stay intact for the whole day.
Step 6 - Hair Styling
Next up is hair styling. This rental plan includes simple yet elegant hair styling that suits your style and kimono.
Step 7 - Departure
When your kimono and hair styling is complete, we will ask you to pay before you leave. We accept cash and major credit cards. You can safely leave your belongings at our salon during your excursions in town (no valuable items, please).
Step 8 - Return
Please return to our salon no later than 6:30 PM on the same day. You will change back into your clothes and return the kimono at the salon. If you would like to enjoy the kimono until later at night, there is an option to return it on the next morning (with an additional ¥1,000). Let us know before you leave if you would like this option. Please do not forget to return the kimono.

Kimono Rental Booking Calendar

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Please read before you book!

Here are some rules and regulations that we would like you to read and understand before you book.

Book Kimono Rental

Check availability from the calendar and choose your date and time slot. Appointments are every 30 minutes, but the entire kimono process lasts about 1 hour. If you would like to book for more than 5 people or need to book at the last minute (less than 24 hours), please contact us directly.

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