How to rent a yukata in Japan? 浴衣

How to dress in the Japanese way?

The yukata (a kimono made of light fabric) is the ideal garment for the heat and humidity of Japanese summers. For several years, it has become a trend for visitors to dress up in this traditional outfit. Many shops offer rental for a few hours or more. If that tempts you, here's our guide to everything you need to know about this new trend! 

Rental shops accessible to tourists

 

Kimono is making a comeback...The rental shops are multiplying and gaining popularity as the demand is growing in the capital, big cities, smaller cities, and towns such as Kamakura, Kanazawa, Kawagoe, etc.

It is possible to rent a kimono all year round which is more suitable for cold weather.

In Kyoto, discounts are offered by establishments such as the Toei Uzumasa Eigamura amusement park and MX Taxi for those dressed in kimonos!

Indigo yukata

Many yukata are dyed with indigo blue from Tokushima

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Le yukata se porte souvent dans les onsens (ici le onsen de Kinosaki)

Le yukata se porte souvent dans les onsens (ici le onsen de Kinosaki)

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The dress-up session in a rental shop

 

The staff are often multilingual and will usually dress you in less than 30 minutes. But beware, in well-known popular outlets, the wait can be longer as the demand increases.

After slipping out of your shoes, choose the yukata and the obi (the latter sometimes comes matched with the yukata). The dresser will advise you according to your height, hair color, etc.). Then once in the dressing room, you will start with suitable underwear (for ladies to wear over your lingerie) for a yukata / kimono. Once the dressing is finished, hairdressing is to be followed for the ladies, depending on the chosen plan.

Finally, put on your geta (or sandals for better comfort!), and off you go!

Comment porter un yukata

Comment porter un yukata

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  • Tokyo Kimono

 

Located in the middle of the Harajuku district (on Takeshita Street), it is the ideal place to go for a walk to the Meiji-jingu shrine!

In addition to the classic yukata and kimono, they offer themed kimono outfits: gothic, lolita, etc. in ultimate Harajuku spirit!

 

 

> Official website

 

A Kyoto, on peut porter un yukata dans la majorité des espaces publiques.

A Kyoto, on peut porter un yukata dans la majorité des espaces publiques.

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Girls in yukata

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Price

    Count between 2,000 yen and 7,800 yen per ($17/15€ - $68/60€ day/person). Discount for couples in some establishments.
  • Access

    Tlj (variable closing depending on the store)

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