Kimono Rental Vivian

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  1. Kawagoe Kimono Rental Vivian
    Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa
  2. Kawagoe Kimono Rental Vivian
    Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa
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Time Out Says

To blend in with Kawagoe Koedo’s traditional townscape, it’s worth getting dressed up in a kimono or yukata. One of the best and most reasonably priced places to rent a full traditional outfit is Vivian.

Located close to the Toki no Kane bell tower, Vivian offers kimono/yukata rentals for a mere ¥2,200 (¥3,300 for men; ¥4,400 for couples). The deal includes the actual kimono/yukata, undergarment, an obi belt, tabi socks, geta sandals, and a bag. You can choose from 500 different kimono and yukata designs and a large selection of belts.

After getting professionally dressed, Vivian will even store your personal belongings until your return, so you can enjoy the town unencumbered. After all, you’ve got the outfit for the entire day – just make sure to get back to the store one hour before closing time.

Details

Address:
14-5 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe
Saitama prefecture
Transport:
Kawagoe Station (Tobu Tojo and Kawagoe lines), then take bus for Higashi Matsuyama and get off at Ichibanmachi
Opening hours:
10am-5pm; Sat, Sun & hols until 6pm, closed Tue (if Tue falls on the 8th, 18th or 28th, the following Wed is closed)
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