Kawagoe is a city that suits kimono. If you walk around the brewery town, you will see many kimonos regardless of gender.
This time, we will introduce the kimono rental shop that you can use at such a reasonable price in Kawagoe, and recommended spots that you might want to visit on the 8th, 18th and 28th of each month on Kawagoe Kimono Day.
* The special offer at each store are from the date of the interview (February 8, 2019).
- 1 You can take a stroll with a kimono! What is “Kawagoe Kimono Day”?
- 2 [Kimono Day support store ①] TV coverage! To the popular kimono shop "Kimonoya Sara"
- 3 Kawagoe rental kimono shop What is the market price for kimonos for walking around town?
- 4 [Kimono Day support store ②] “Mie Coco”, a Viennese cuisine and cat restaurant you can enjoy in Kawagoe
- 5 [Kimono Day Co-sponsored Store ③] Kawagoe Pudding, a pudding specialty store in Kuranomachi
- 6 [Kimono Day support store ④] "Kocha Romankan Shimano" offers full-fledged sweets!
- 7 [Walk] Place to find something good!! Let's go to the Renkeiji fair on the 8th
- 8 If you want to take a walk in Kawagoe with kimono, “Kawagoe Kimono Day” is a great deal
You can take a stroll with a kimono! What is “Kawagoe Kimono Day”?
Kawagoe Kimono Day is an event held by the Koedo Kawagoe Tourism Association on the 8th, 18th and 28th of every month.
On this day, you can receive various benefits such as discount services, bargains, service drinks, etc. by visiting in kimonos at rental kimono shops, restaurants and souvenir shops that support the event.
Be sure to check out the sponsor logo above.
Clothes that can receive the benefits of "Kawagoe Kimono Day"
If you wear kimono or yukata and stop at a sponsor store, you can receive special services.
Please note that Jinbei and Samue are not eligible.
Examples of sponsors and benefits of “Kawagoe Kimono Day”
More than 100 stores are cooperating on “Kawagoe Kimono Day”.Here are some of them.
|Cafe bar Sicurezza||Mini Dolce Service|
|Mendokoro Wako||3 dumplings service|
|Folk art Tsuchikane||10% discount from regular price|
* As of March 16, 2019
[Kimono Day support store ①] TV coverage! To the popular kimono shop "Kimonoya Sara"
This time I rented a kimono at “Kimonoya Sara”.
It is a 1-minute walk from Renkeiji, one of Kawagoe's sightseeing spots.
“Kimonoya Sara” is a popular store that has received many TV interviews.
One of popular rental kimono shops in Kawagoe.
Because you love kimonos, you can rent gems that are selected by owners who have collected more than 300 kimonos.
You can rent handbags, sandals, and accessories with total coordination, so it’s OK to come in with your hands free.
This time we rented kimonos for walking around the city, but they are also able for Shichigosan, adult ceremonies and weddings.
Kimono rental costs range from ¥ 2,000 for women and ¥ 3,500 for men.
There are plenty of kimonos for children (starting from 3,500 yen), so you can rent them in both sizes to enjoy.
“Kimonoya Sara”, is doing the Shichigosan, the fitting for wedding ceremony, and rental, also equipped with a photography studio.
Recommended for those who want to leave beautiful pictures in kimono.
Japanese hair wigs are also available, so you can transform yourself into a bridegroom or princess and enjoy photography.
Reception on the day is also OK! Kimono selection-dressing flow
“Kimonoya Sara” has wide range of Kimono!
There are many things that can not be found in regular shops, and it seems that they change the kimonos to be offered every season.
Kimonos are carefully selected by the owner who is a connoisseur.
Kimonos that are at reasonable prices are neat.
Other customers who visited the store on this day said that they chose this store because they wanted to wear silk kimonos.
As you can see, there are quite a few types of belts alone. So many kinds to choose.
If you had the image of “I like this kimono” before coming to the store, it may be easier to choose.
Of course, the shop will give you advice, and if you say "I want to wear this kind of kimono", you’ll get some options.
The cat-patterned kimono was so cute, so I chose it this time.
Then the shop gave me a few of these cat-patterned belts.
This time, I even coordinated cat on the sandals.
I don't usually wear kimono at all.
I was anxious because I’m not used to wearing it, but thanks to great dressing skills, I felt it was easier than I expected.
On top of that, there was a feeling of excitement that “it was a special occasion”, and I felt really excited.
If you stop by on a date, I think it will be a memorable day just to get dressed like this.
What are the benefits of “Kawagoe Kimono Day”?
If you want to rent a kimono at “Kimonoya Sara” on “Kawagoe Kimono Day”, be sure to make a reservation in advance.
There is a present only for those who make a reservation.
The contents of the present may change from day to day, but this time we received a handy gauze handkerchief.
Access to Kimonoya Sara
Nearest station: 7 minutes on foot from Honkawagoe Station
Hours: 10: 00-18: 00
Regular holiday: Irregular holidays
* Please note that there are many shops near this area that are different from GoogleMap information.
Nearest station: 7 minutes on foot from Honkawagoe Station (1 minute walk to Kuranomachi)
Hours: 10: 00-18: 00
Regular holiday: Irregular holidays
Kawagoe rental kimono shop What is the market price for kimonos for walking around town?
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“Kimonoya Sara” where we rented kimonos this time, they divide the rental price of the city walking course according to the kimono grade.
The price ranges from about 2,000 yen to 10,000 yen.
The most popular one seems to be from 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen.
In Kawagoe City, the number of kimono rental shops has increased considerably over the past few years.
There are many shops that can be rented from the 2,000 yen range.
Kimono rental is recommended for the date wearing Kimono
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Kimono is not only for women.
In the city of Kawagoe, ratio for men wearing kimono is also quite high.
There are many shops in Kawagoe city where you can rent a kimono for a couple, so please stop by.
Men's kimono is slightly more expensive than women's, and it seems the market price is from 3,000 yen.
[Kimono Day support store ②] “Mie Coco”, a Viennese cuisine and cat restaurant you can enjoy in Kawagoe
Not because the kimono is a cat .... but we had lunch at Mie Coco for lunch, located in a quiet alley in Kuranomachi.
The name of the store comes from owner's beloved cat.
Like the logo, there are a lot of cats inside and outside the store.
The owner was studying music in Vienna.
He said that he opened Mie Coco because “he wanted Japanese people to enjoy the Viennese cuisine that was amazing there”.
When you sit down, you feel like you're in a Vienna cafe.
Nevertheless, it was a calm and warm shop and very cozy.
The restaurant's recommended menu is “Schnitzel”, a Viennese cutlet.
A piece of pork that has been thinly cut and butchered, with a Viennese-style flour and fried in butter.
Let’s eat it with lemon.
Compared to Japanese cutlets, it is less greasy and easy to eat, flour is crispy so you can eat more and more.
Still, you can get a full feeling from the way it looks, so it might be popular with men.
It was delicious!
Austrian savory bread “Semmel” is also light and crisp and easy to eat.
This was also delicious after all.
— Mie Coco (@katze_ween) February 8, 2019
In addition to Schnierzel, Mie Coco has a variety of menus, including original curry and Zwivel roasted braten (Vienna steak).
What are Mie Coco's “Kawagoe Day” benefits?
Mie Coco is a sponsor of “Kawagoe Kimono Day”.
If you visit 8th, 18th and 28th then order food, you will get a glass of Viennese grape juice.
Juice can be selected from red and white.
It was sweet, easy to drink without being too sweet.
Store information of Mie Coco
[Kimono Day Co-sponsored Store ③] Kawagoe Pudding, a pudding specialty store in Kuranomachi
Mie Coco is not the only restaurant with kimono benefits.
Kawagoe's pudding specialty store, “Kawagoe Pudding”, is one of them.
The store makes handmade puddings made from carefully selected domestic ingredients one by one.
A luxurious pudding that can only be found here.
Extra Montblanc-style cream on with “Kawagoe Kimono Day”!
The service provided from Kawagoe Pudding on “Kawagoe Kimono Day” is extra Montblanc-style cream, the topping of “Purin Soft”.
“Mont Blanc” has a very sweet image.
However, Kawagoe Pudding's Mont Blanc uses Kawagoe Kawagoe sweet potato instead of chestnuts, so it has a moderate sweetness.
This is the normal size soft pudding.
On the other hand, this is the Kimono Day version ...!
As you can see, an extra generous amount of pudding!
If you visit Kawagoe Pudding in a kimono, please try it.
Kawagoe Pudding Store Information
There are many soft cream and gelato shops around the town of Kuranomachi. Among them, Kawagoe Pudding is recommended because of its good ingredients and ease of eating.
[Kimono Day support store ④] "Kocha Romankan Shimano" offers full-fledged sweets!
“Kocha Romankan Shimano” is a cafe, tea specialty that you should definitely visit on “Kawagoe Kimono Day”.
It is next to the “Mameya Koedo Kawagoeten”, which is a lively tasting shop at a store located next to Renkeiji.
Kocha Romankan Shimano is a historic cafe.
As it is now, the store has been set up in the present location even before various shops increase in the town.
For me, when I thought about drinking tea in Kawagoe, it was one of the shops that first came to mind.
This time I ordered Golden Assam. Wait until all the hourglass falls and pour tea into the cup.
Enjoy the sweets with “Kawagoe Kimono Day benefits”!
The service of Kocha Romankan Shimano's “Kawagoe Kimono Day” is quite luxurious!
As a petit dessert service, we had a sweet potato cake and chocolate ice cream on this day.
* Desert contents vary depending on the day.
It's a great snack volume and the best compatibility with tea!
It was very tasty and a great deal of value.
A wide variety of teas at Kocha Romankan Shimano
— 紅茶浪漫館シマ乃 (@tea_shimano) October 27, 2018
In addition to the original blend of the shop, you can enjoy herbal tea and seasonal flavors from classic items such as Darjeeling, Assam and Uba.
Tea leaves are also sold in the store.
You can enjoy your favorite tea at home.
In addition to tea, snacks such as sandwiches, toast, and taco rice are also available.
There are also a variety of sweets such as cakes, jellies, and ice cream that look cute.
Shop information for Kocha Romankan Shimano
* Open all year round.
>> Official site
There is an official website limited coupon!
[Walk] Place to find something good!! Let's go to the Renkeiji fair on the 8th
Kawagoe's popular tourist spot Renkeiji, holds a flea market on the 8th of every month.
This time I rented kimono on the 8th, so I stopped by here as well.
A variety of goods are sold in flea market, but the kimono shop is the highlight.
In addition to kimonos, there were many obi, haori, and other accessories.
Any product is pretty reasonable anyway. 1,000 yen for 3 kimonos is amazing!
There were several kimonos for Shichigosan for children.
Since Shichigosan's costumes are not worn many times, it is recommended to have a complete set at such from flea market if there is something that fits.
There is also a cute mascot shop.
It seems to be handmade one by one, and it is nice to have various facial expressions.
It will be a unique souvenir from Koedo Kawagoe like.
Click here to learn more about the flea market ↓
Access to Rengeji Temple
- Take the JR Tobu Tojo Line "Kawagoe Station" East Exit and get off at the Tobu Bus "Renkeiji-mae"
- 5-minute walk from “Honkawagoe Station” on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
- 10 minute walk from “Kawagoeshi Station” on the Tobu Tojo Line
If you want to take a walk in Kawagoe with kimono, “Kawagoe Kimono Day” is a great deal
I actually experienced “Kawagoe Day” and felt that “wearing kimono is nothing special”.
The price was also reasonable, so I would like to rent a kimono again and wear it at events other than adult ceremonies and events such as Shichigosan.
Also, I was surprised that the service of “Kawagoe Kimono Day” was more profitable than expected.
In addition to the shops introduced this time, you can receive benefits and services at various sponsored shops, so please make sure to utilize them.