Hello. Nice to meet you! Kyonomiyako is kimono rental shop which is open to business in 2015 in Kyoto-city.
It is operated and a national qualified technician of dresser and hairdresser, boasts the industry’s top dressing technology which won numerous awards including the all-day second prize.
Why do not you enjoy walking in the streets with kimonos on sightseeing in Kyoto, festivals and events, on holidays?
This time Wafuku will report the experience of kimono rental with customer!
The way from Kyoto station
Changse to Hankyu Main Line from Kyoto Station until “Shichijyo” station. Take the exit of the station and cross the bridge of the Kamogawa street, straight ahead and go straight ahead and you will find a shop on the corner building where you can see the first traffic light, 3 minutes on foot.
Kimono mannequin dolls are decorated on the first floor of the building, so it is a place to find out as soon as you arrive at a signal with a building.At the beginning of today’s experience, I interviewed the owner variously.
Q1. What brought you to the business?
I have a desire to leave the culture of kimono in posterity, so I want to enjoy kimono in everyday life, so I opened a kimono rental shop.
If it is a kimono rental, you do not need to purchase it, so you can enjoy kimonos with different designs at reasonable prices each time.
Q.2 How about foreign guests?
There are many guest houses for foreign tourists in the area of Shichijyo neighborhood with Kyoto.
Currently the number of Japanese customers our Kyonomiyako is about 90% and foreigners are about 10%.
but foreigners who visit Japan for sightseeing in Kyoto, I think that they could enjoy to experience kimono easily It is.Kimono looks nice to Kyoto landscape with many historical buildings including world heritage sites and famous sightseeing spots, so you can take photogenic pictures and have fun! It is the best fashionable in Japan, Kyoto.
For example, in 20 minutes from a shop, there is a foreign tourist “Fushimi Inari shrine”, the most popular tourist spot in Japan,
Also, it is 10 minutes by bus to Kiyomizu Temple in Gion, Arashiyama which can enjoy the seasonal nature such as restaurant of river, 20 minutes, which is easy to access to famous places.
Q3. Is there a difference in kimono rental at the age of the person wearing it?
Yes, it is a feature that you can enjoy it anytime, regardless of age.
Kimono was originally Japanese casual wear from ancient times.
Kimono is a modern era of something special clothing, such as Furisode worn by unmarried women and Uchikake for wedding ceremonies, but before the Meiji Era(1869-1912), Japanese people were wearing kimonos every day It was.
So, You can by choosing a design or pattern that matches that age depending on your age.
In our Konoymiyako Kyoto station front shop, pretty kimono is mid 20s, 30s are calm patterns, 40’s, 50’s, more than 60’s are characterized by many repeaters.
Q4.Are there any differences in the type of kimonos you choose depending on the season?
Because in winter Komon of kimono, summer sweat, so many people choose cotton fabric Yukata.
Q5. Are there any differences, especially with kimono rental at other shops?
All technicians are in charge only by qualified persons with state qualifications. In addition, our price is reasonable.It is because we want you to enjoy kimonos more easily.
We are preparing 400 kimono clothes at all times. You can also borrow sets of underwear, bands, sandals, bags together. Therefore, customers can rent kimono and enjoy it without having to bring anything.
Q6. Do men also use your shop?
Yes. Actually, the use of men is not small, it is about 20% to 30% of the whole. Couples are common on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays.
Men are also available at the same price.
Q7. How long is the dressing cost?
The total is about 1 hour.About 10 to 15 minutes only with dressing, then 45 minutes with a hair set.
Men have no hair set, so it takes about 10 minutes.
Q8. What is the recommended menu?
Recommendation is standard.
If you wear kimono, you can wear even more gorgeous, even with half collar options.
Band + Yukata options
Decorative options that can be tightened on a belt named “Obidome”
These are recommended
Q9. Other, recommended points?
If dirt and spots are light, you can return it without additional charge.
However, only when the kimono can not be repaired due to spots of wine or burning of cigarettes, it is purchased.