「Kimono」 is Japanese traditional National Costume. It also called 「Wafuku」 and we wear it with long cloth like bathrobe named 「Nagagi」 and long band that has about 30cm width. Nowadays, Kimono is known as a traditional formal cloth wear only in special day. Has been getting less opportunity that we wear Kimono than before, the rental service company has been increased. Those companies provide us with Kimono for rent only when we require it. There are also Kimono Rental Shop for foreign tourists in the sightseeing spot. It is popular among these tourists making them enjoy wearing Kimono easily.
For more information about Kimono rental, check out the article “What is Kimono? Japanese traditional clothes Kimono“.
Let’s rent Kimono in Fukuoka
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If you want to do sightseeing while wearing Kimono, you should go to Tenjin area and rent Kimono there. Tenjin is the historical city named after the shrine 「SUIKYOTENMANGU」 that sacred to the soul of 「Michizane Sugawara」 who lived in Heian era(in about 800). This city is exclusive shopping district in Kyushu area that has a lot of commercial facilities, but the retro atmosphere also still remains there. 「Akarenga Culture Hall」 is popular as historical architecture built in about 1900 Meiji era. It is also popular as photography spot. You could feel both current and past charms of Fukuoka by sightseeing to Tenjin while wearing Kimono.
The Recommended Kimono Shop
Rental Kimono Mine・Tenjin
This is the rental Kimono shop that provides you with Furisode that is formal wear for an unmarried woman, Tomesode that is formal wear for a married woman and other various Kimono. What recommended Kimono for tourist is rental service of「Komon」. It is casual Kimono. This service includes every necessities and dressing service by professional stylist for about 4,000 yen.
Address：1-15-24, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
well-being Bldg. 1-2F
Open and Close：10:00-19:00
Kimono Rental – Mayu-no-Kai・Tenjin
You can rent Furisode, Tomesode and other Kimonos. The rental plan for about 5,000 yen that enable you enjoy sightseeing while wearing Komono without anything baggage, just empty-handed, is very popular among tourist. Since the rental contents vary from season to season, the price and the kinds of Kimono would be also different.
Address： 3-4-8, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Tenjin Shigematsu Bldg. 4F
Open and Close：11:00-20:00
Kimono Rental – KIRARA・Tenjin
If only you make a reservation, you could rent whatever kinds of Kimono for 10,000 yen. But some rental plans doesn’t include Tabi (it is like a socks) and Juban (it is like an underwear), so you need to purchase these one.
Address：12-13, Nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Pure Thule 401
Open and Close：10:00-19:00