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Wear an authentic kimono and stroll around the Bikan Historical Area in Kurashiki

Wear an authentic kimono and stroll around the Bikan Historical Area in Kurashiki

One of the best memory-making experiences you can have in Japan is wearing a kimono and taking commemorative photos. VASARA Kimono Rental in Kurashiki offers a choice of over 500 kimonos for rent, including kimono and yukata (lightweight summer kimonos) for women, men, and children. Let the staff dress you, then take a stroll through the quaint and picturesque Bikan Historical Area, which provides a perfect location for photos.

Three young ladies in simple modern kimonos. (Source: Activity Japan reservation page, see below)

You can choose from simple modern kimonos, retro-designed kimonos, colorful summer yukata, and more. VASARA also offers a choice of rental accessories including bags, hair ornaments, geta sandals, and more. Basic hair styling is included in rental packages, or you can choose to add on a special hair styling session or a photography session.

Because the staff at VASARA want all guests to enjoy their rental experience, they invite you to chose your favorite kimono after arriving at the store.

A young lady in a retro-designed kimono with traditional-style bag and geta shoes.
(Source: Activity Japan reservation page, see below)

Meeting place: Meet at VASARA Kimono Rental (about a 20-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station; please arrive a few minutes prior to your reserved time.

Store name: VASARA Kimono Rental Kurashiki Store

Business hours: 9:00~17:00 (please return kimonos by 17:30).

Cost: Cost depends on type of kimono selected, and whether accessories, hairstyling, photography packages are selected. See the reservation page for details. The basic plan begins at 3,278 yen ~ (special limited discount applied when you book via Activity Japan.

Minimum number in tour: 1

Maximum number in tour: 3

How to apply: https://en.activityjapan.com/publish/feature/2598

Other info: You don’t need to bring anything in particular to enjoy this tour. Please bring a piece of ID so that staff may verify your identity. One bag or suitcase per guest may be stored at the shop; additional pieces of luggage will incur a fee of 1,100 yen per piece. Children aged 3 and older are welcome!

English website: https://vasara-h.co.jp/en/



I'm from the U.S.A., but I've lived longer in Okayama. I'm a sake sommelier, certified by the Sake Sommelier Association in London. I love traveling in Japan, beautifully presented food and desserts, great art, taking photos, hiking and walking, visiting gardens, and spending time with family and friends.