If it's your first time to Japan (or your umpteenth time ?), you'd definitely have a long list of things to tick off your checklist and wearing a kimono is probably one of them! There's nothing quite like immersing yourself in the beauty of Japanese culture ?
For Muslim travellers to don the kimono with their hijabs is nothing new but one kimono rental company in Kyoto, Yumeyakata, is making sure you have the complete kimono experience from top to toe! Other than their beautiful kimonos, now you can also rent their specially-made hijabs which are printed in wagara (traditional Japanese pattern) designs.
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Gone are the days where you'd be limited by kimono choices just because they don't match the hijab you're wearing! With over 20 designs, rest assured the wagara hijab you wear will complement your kimono perfectly. The rental price for each wagara hijab is JPY 500 but it's now having a sale at just JPY 300 per hijab ☺️
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There are various designs to choose from including seasonal ones such as the sakura (cherry blossom) designs for spring or the yukiwa (snow ring)? Come summer, you can also expect the shop to have up to 50 designs and even different kinds of fabrics to suit the weather.
What's great about Yumeyakata is that it's located in a really accessible location and near to main attractions like Gion and Kiyomizu-dera. Other than providing kimonos for hijabis, you can also do your prayers at the shop's musollah. So, if you're looking for the perfect place to rent your kimono in Kyoto, head over to Yumeyakata for a truly immersive kimono experience ?
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128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
10am - 7.30pm (last visit at 6pm), closed from 31 Dec - 3 Jan
+81 75 354 9110 (for overseas calls)
Note: Yumeyakata has another outlet in North Kyoto. Check it out here