My experience of wearing Kimono in Kyoto!

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I've been always wanting to try on a Kimono whenever I go to Bon Odori, the Japanese Ghost Festival and seeing those pretty girls and ladies walking with Kimono, but I haven't really got a chance to try it until my last trip to Kansai in January 2017!

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote these full-length robes. As I know, the kimono is always used in important festival or formal moments which it represent a polite and a very formal clothing.

It's a "popular" thing to do in Kyoto as part of wearing kimono, nonetheless, I took this opportunity to finally get myself dressed in kimono :) It was such a great experience, and indeed, an expensive experience too!

Japan is the world well-known country with expensive living cost, so I've prepared myself very well for the fact of high expenses while travelling in Japan. I had tried on Chinese Traditional Clothe in Beijing, and I had tried on Korean Traditional Clothe "Hanbok" in Seoul, and now, I need to try on Japanese Traditional Clothe in Kyoto!

Where to rent a Kimono?

In Kyoto, you do not need to worry about finding no kimono for rent, simply head on to Gojo where you will get to visit the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple and you will find one kimono to rent.

How to wear a Kimono?
Wearing a kimono is difficult, they will definitely give you a help upon your renting. Ever wonder why the Japanese girls walking so politely in kimono? Go ahead and put on a kimono and you will find out why :) 

How much does it costs to rent a Kimono?
There are many types of kimono available, hence prices are vary depends on your selection. The cheapest would be the very basic one colour pieces kimono, and go on classic with flowers and design. The most expensive kimono will be the one with long sleeves, which I assumed it usually worn by a queen? LOL. 

Accessories and hairdo have different charges, so be sure to ask clearly before you choose on anything!

And why in Kyoto?

I found myself a very good reason of why wearing a kimono in Kyoto City, because Kyoto is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses, isn't it the best place to carry out the specialty of kimono?

And I really love walking along Kamo River! Especially with the exceptional sunset, the greatest moment to capture the beauty of yourself with kimono!

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