Kimono is a traditional style of dress that became part of the normal Japanese wardrobe back in Muromachi period.
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.
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
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11:00-19:30 (Mon-Fri), 11:00-18:30 (Sat), 11:00-18:00 (Sun and Public holiday)
03-5360-4891 (From Japan)
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