In Kinosaki, the charm and nostalgia of traditional Japan lives on. Putting on a yukata (light kimonos that are easy to walk around in) and walking through the beautiful, pedestrian friendly streets of Kinosaki as you visit the various hot springs, shops and restaurants/cafes makes you feel like you have gone back in time. It is an atmosphere and charm that is simply not found anywhere else in the Japan of today.

Kinosaki & Yukata

Where can I get a yukata?

The most common way to get a yukata is at the ryokan you are staying at.
Your room should already have several yukata stored and available for use both inside and outside the ryokan.
Simply select a yukata you like and put it on! Some ryokans may also offer a larger selection of yukata to pick from or rent.

If you aren’t staying at a ryokan then direct rental might be an option.
Kahoru Beauty Parlor in Kinosaki offers rental of men’s and women’s yukata. For an additional fee, assistance in wearing the yukata can be provided. If you visit the hot springs you will be taking your yukata on and off quite a bit, so instruction will also be provided on how to put it back on yourself. Please contact Kahoru Beauty Parlor beforehand to arrange your rental:

Kahoru Beauty Parlor (Kahoru biyou-shitsu)
* Yukata rental is provided from June to October, only

Yukata Tips

Kinosaki is a very yukata-friendly town.
If you have any trouble or questions about your yukata, stop at any location marked with the symbol below to get advice or assistance with your yukata.