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Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei, Kyoto

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At Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei, you'll find traditional Japanese costumes, with kimono rentals, hair sets, and makeup available. This is a great opportunity to learn something about the local culture in a fun and insightful way. It's also the perfect chance to dress up in traditional clothing for a special event, or for a few special photographs from your trip. Service is available in English, Japanese, and English. Make Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Arrived on time for our appointment but felt overwhelmed and lost as customers kept pouring in and they kept serving those furisode customers (higher-end package) and we felt insignificant and adrift....  more »
  • This kimono rental service is convinient, fast, and they have lots of choices and possibilities. Though the dressing up face could have been more personal, I understood it was very busy and they were....  more »
  • The ladies were really nice and had a great selection of kimonos. My hair was done excellently. The process of getting dressed was rushed and it was a whirlwind from the moment the elevator door opened up. But they took us as soon as we arrives even though it was a little bit before our scheduled appointment. The location is excellent too near a lot of nice shopping and a lovely park.
  • Got this on Viator. Staff fluent in Chinese and Japanese but seemed at a loss for what to do with this large awkward American cluttering up their floor. Kimono are polyester and hot when the temperatures are high. They don’t have feminine sandals over a size 8—I had to wear men’s, and even those were a touch small. The bright spot was one Chinese customer who spoke great English. She was getting a fullon princess treatment with a photographer and everything. She gave me recommendations. The staff was doing this for other patrons—but not me. I guess language was a barrier, but I didn’t feel like I was having fun. I felt like I was in the way. They also offer hair styling for an additional fee. This really makes it. While the stylist was frustrated because I couldn’t tell her to just “do whatever you like,” she did work wonders with my short bob cut and arranged some ornaments nicely. I did enjoy the flurry of Chinese customers getting their kimono and hairdos on. They were all so excited and happy! I felt like we were all in on this together, even if we couldn’t understand each other. Maybe try some other place down the street if you’re a tall gaijin like me. If you’re Chinese, I think you will be pleased :)

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