Tour of Kyoto with Kimono Rental! What Men Should Know Before Renting a Kimono

What you need to know before renting a kimono in Kyoto! How to wear Kimono for Men and Manners

More and more men are using kimono rentals in Kyoto. Let’s keep in mind the key points for men to wear Kimono in advance. If you are considering kimono rental in Kyoto, please use Kimono Rental mimosa.

Enjoy the charms of Kyoto with our Men’s Plan! What you need to know before renting a kimono


Renting a kimono has become a standard way to enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto. Many women, families, couples, and others enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto in kimono, but some people have voiced their concerns by word of mouth that they do not know how to dress up in kimono. In particular, since men have fewer opportunities to wear kimonos than women, many are at a loss as to how to put them on.

So that you can enjoy touring around Kyoto in kimono, here are some points and manners you should know before renting a kimono.

Difference between Yukata and Kimono Dressing

Although yukata and kimono are similar in form, the way they are worn and what is worn are different. A yukata is generally worn during the hot summer months, so no long undergarments are worn, and bare feet and geta (wooden clogs) are worn. On the other hand, a kimono is usually worn with a long undergarment under the kimono, with the collar and sleeves of the long undergarment showing through the neck and cuffs of the kimono, and with tabi socks and sandals or geta on the feet.

Points to keep in mind when using the restroom

Unlike clothing, kimono requires special care when washing up. For men, the obi is tied at the bottom, so when washing up, the obi is gently lifted up and the bottom of the kimono belt is opened to the left or right. Then, with the lintel also open to the left or right, hold it down with your arm or insert it into the obi so that it will not fall out.

When sitting on the toilet seat, turn up the long undergarment from the bottom, wrap the kimono around it, and then insert the hem into the obi to secure it in place. After finishing the toilet, the kimono should be reshaped and the obi should be put back on.

Precautions when eating and drinking

In order to keep your kimono beautiful, it is important to wear it well. Kyoto has a lot of delicious food, and it is easy to overeat, but be careful not to eat or drink too much. Excessive food and drink intake can cause tummy discomfort, so keep it to moderate amounts. Also, please note that additional charges may apply for food stains or rips in the kimono.

Be careful how you walk

Many people are not accustomed to wearing zori or yuketa and have experienced foot pain due to the rubbing of the nose strap. Wearing zori with the snout pressed hard against the toes can cause pain while walking, so it is best to place the foot just in front of the snout.

Also, be careful if you normally walk with large thighs. Walking with large thighs makes it easier for the hem to come loose, and walking with the ankles showing gives the impression of sloppiness.

Pay attention to the return time of rental kimonos.

Because Kyoto attracts many domestic and international tourists throughout the year, there is often heavy traffic and congestion in the city. Kimono rentals require an additional fee if the rental time is exceeded, so when sightseeing in Kyoto, be sure to consider the return time when moving around.

Also, during the cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons, they are more crowded than usual. Kimono rental stores are often crowded, so it is safe to make reservations well in advance of time.

The above points should be kept in mind when renting kimonos for men. Kimono rentals in Kyoto are popular mainly among women, but recently the number of men and couples is increasing. For this reason, a wide variety of men’s and couple’s plans are now available. Since Kyoto has many students on school excursions, special student plans are also available.

At mimosa Kimono Rental, you can choose from a wide variety of plans, including men’s plans.

Kimono Rental mimosa Men’s Plan

A wide variety of men’s kimonos are available! Let’s enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto with Kimono rental!


Kimono rental and strolling through the streets of Kyoto has become a standard style of sightseeing in Kyoto. Recently, an increasing number of couples and men on school excursions rent men’s kimonos for sightseeing in Kyoto. However, since the way of wearing and carrying a kimono is different from the way of wearing clothes usually worn, many people are confused.

In order to wear a kimono beautifully, it is advisable to keep in mind such points as “raise the obi up in the bathroom” and “be careful of your stride”.

If you want to walk around the streets of Kyoto, where kimono culture is deeply rooted, kimono rental mimosa is the place for you. We offer a wide variety of plans, including family plans and men’s plans available for men, as well as special student plans available for junior high school and university students. You can also rent armor worn by samurai and warriors.

There is a wide variety of kimonos to choose from, from standard patterns to retro-modern designs. If you need help coordinating, our staff will be happy to assist you.

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Company Name CHICK Corporation
name of a store Kyoto Kimono Rental mimosa
representative director Rui Matsuo
Head Office Address 163-2 Miyoshi-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-0823, Japan
address(mimosa) 2F, 362-3 Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0826, Japan
TEL 075-741-8467
Access(mimosa) ▪︎5 minutes walk from Higashiyama Yasui or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop by Kyoto City Bus.
▪︎1 minute walk from “Kodaiji Temple”
▪︎2 minute walk from “Ninenzaka”.
▪︎5 minutes walk from “Yasaka Koshindo”
▪︎10 minutes walk from “Kiyomizu-dera”.
▪︎Return time 17:30