YUKATA Experience with a Reasonable Price

When talking about Japanese traditional garments, besides Kimono which we have mentioned in the earlier post (click here for more info), I am pretty sure that you have seen Yukata either from a drama, comic or anime.

Basically, Yukata looks similar to Kimono., hence foreigners often mistake Yukata as Kimono. Today I would like to share with you briefly about the differences of Kimono & Yukata.


Kimono is a traditional style of dress that became part of the normal Japanese wardrobe back in Muromachi period.

Normal everyday use kimono


However, today only a small percentage of Japanese wear kimono every day because Kimono are expensive and difficult to put on. Therefore, most of the Japanese wear Kimono only during special & formal occasion such as a wedding ceremony & etc.


Formal attire Furisode kimono


Yukata is a casual kimono-like garment worn during summer because the fabric of Yukata is thinner and more breathable. Hence, Yukata are popular for summer events such as firework festivals. Simply put, Yukata is a summer kimono. 

Friends of mine from Thailand would like to experience with Yukata dress-up during their visit in Tokyo. However as most of them are students, they have a tight budget on that. Luckily we have Yukata dress-up rental with reasonable prices at our Tourist information centers.

Yukata rental for male & female which cost 550 yen per person!!!

Once you have put on the Yukata, the store assistant will help you to snap as many pictures as you like within the 1 hour duration using your own mobile phone or digital camera.

Of course, during the 1 hour duration, you may also stroll around the Shinjuku area with the Yukata on.





Yukata Rental Cost:

550 yen per person (duration 1 hour)




H.I.S Tourist Information Center (Shinjuku Head Office)

1F South gate Shinjuku Building 5-33-8 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051

for map, please click here


Operation Hour:

11:00-19:30 (Mon-Fri), 11:00-18:30 (Sat), 11:00-18:00 (Sun and Public holiday)

Telephone Number:

03-5360-4891 (From Japan)

For optional tour reservations and inquiries, please contact tic-tokyo@his-world.com or visit one of our Tourist information centers in Tokyo.





10 thoughts on “YUKATA Experience with a Reasonable Price

  1. Its look so interesting for me. During 16-18 I will stay at shinjuku sunroute plaza hotel, is its far from my hotel? And i have to book in advance or not?


  2. Do u have kimonos for rental at the Shinjuku branch ? If so, how much does it cost ? Also do u have Yukata or kimono for kids ?


  3. hi, my family is planning to have yukata experience in tokyo. we are a group of 2 adults female, 3 adults male and a 2 and a half years old little girl. We plan to rent the yukata on 23rd of December. Any chance to rent out and is it required to book in advance? Are the yukatas available for 6 of us?


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