The Complete Guide on How To Rent Kimono in Osaka

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Wearing kimono is an absolute must when visiting Japan. If you, too, want to experience this unique cultural activity and get some of the most beautiful travel photos you can ever imagine, this complete guide on how to rent Kimono in Osaka will help you figure out your trip.

Where can I rent kimono in Osaka?

One of the largest kimono rental shops in Osaka is Kimono Rental Wargo. The shop is located in a central location at Daimaru Shinsaibashi. This shop has a large collection of different kimonos and kimono services, including:

  • Formal Kimono
  • Casual Kimono
  • Mamechiyo Modern Kimono
  • Hairstyling
  • Photo Studio

Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chuō-ku, Shinsaibashisuji 1-7-1,
Daimaru Shinsaibashi Minami-kan 2F

Opening hours: 10:30~19:30

How much does it cost to rent kimono in Osaka?

Prices range from 2,900 to 8,900 Yen for a whole day depending on what kind of kimono you want to rent. The “Standard Plan” is the most popular option, especially for those who experience kimono rental for the first time. The regular price for this option is 3,500 Yen but when you book your kimono rental experience online, you only need to pay 2,900 Yen! Couples can save even more with the “Couple Plan” priced at 5,600 Yen.

All of the kimono plans also include the following accessories:

  • Kanzashi hair accessory
  • Obi (Japanese style sash for kimono)
  • Hadagi (Japanese undershirt)
  • Nagajuban (Japanese underdress)
  • Tabi (traditional Japanese socks)
  • Zouri (traditional Japanese sandals)
  • Handbag

Where are the best places in Osaka to take photos in kimono?

Osaka is filled with beautiful little alleyways, temples and shrines that are ideal for kimono photos! Here are my favorite places to take photos in Osaka in kimono.

Osaka Castle

The most famous landmark in the city is without a doubt also one of the best places in Osaka to take photos in kimono. Be sure to do a full 360 around the castle to get all those angles!

Osaka Castle Park

While you can get some beautiful shots standing right in front of the castle, I also recommend checking out the stunning Osaka Castle Park. During sakura season, the park is filled with the most amazing cherry blossom trees, which makes this location perfect for taking photos in kimono!

Shitennō-ji Temple

This is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Osaka and is also often regarded as the oldest officially administered temple in Japan. It goes without saying that this location is one of the best in Osaka to take photos in kimono!

Nambayasaka Shrine

What’s unique about this shrine is the ritualistic performance stage in the shape of a lion’s head.

Other Places To Rent Kimono in Japan

Besides Osaka, you can also rent kimono in other parts of Japan with Kimono Rental Wargo. The kimono rental chain has 8 locations in Kyoto, 4 locations in Tokyo, and one shop each in Kamakura, Sapporo, Tohoku, Kanazawa, Okayama and Fukuoka.

Find the nearest kimono rental shop right here!

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Linda has been living in Asia since 2012 and loves sharing her travel and life experiences on her website. She currently works remotely in Online Marketing and also teaches various English classes in South Korea.

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