When renting a kimono for sightseeing in Kyoto during the rainy season, it is important to pay attention to several points.
First, because of the heavy rainfall during the rainy season, kimono rentals should be made of materials that are resistant to rain. We recommend that you choose a kimono with a water-repellent or waterproof finish. Also, by preparing jikatabi (split-toed socks) or sandals for rain, you will be able to walk with peace of mind even when the ground is wet.
In addition, do not forget to bring an umbrella. Kimonos are often made of delicate materials, which may shrink or become stained if they get wet in the rain. By bringing a waterproof umbrella, you can enjoy sightseeing comfortably while protecting your kimono.
Comfortable transportation is also important. During the rainy season, traffic jams and delays in vehicles due to rainy weather are likely to occur, so be sure to allow plenty of time for your trip. It is also a good idea to choose sightseeing spots with indoor facilities or rain protection that can be enjoyed even in the rain.
Finally, you should also pay attention to how you put on your kimono. During the rainy season, humidity is high, and if the kimono is too close to the skin, it can easily become stuffy. It is advisable to wear breathable innerwear or consult a kimono rental store for comfortable undergarments.
By taking care of these points, you can enjoy kimono rentals even during the rainy season. Please enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour of Kyoto while savoring the unique atmosphere of a rainy day.