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Rent a Plus Size Kimono in Tokyo


Asakusa Kimono Rental Momohime offers a wide range of plus-size kimonos so you can enjoy your time in Tokyo wearing an authentic, stylish kimono. There are hundreds of traditional and modern designs with all the accessories you need to complete your look.


This shop specializes in plus size kimonos so you can choose from many designs and sizes. The majority of their collection are items sized 3L to 10L, which would be the equivalent of U.S sizes XL - 7XL.


On their website and social media, you can see hundreds of photos of plus size women wearing their kimonos, all styled with different accessories. Take a look at their gallery or Instagram - if you see a particular style or accessory you like, you can enquire about sizes and availability.


If you're not sure about what size kimono you wear, take your measurements (height, bust, waist, hips, in centimetres) and be ready to try on a few different sizes to see what size suits you best.


Location:

2nd floor of Toda Building, 2-19-4 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034

〒111-0034 東京都台東区雷門2-19-4 戸田ビル2階


Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, one-day rentals must be returned the same day by 6:30 PM.



Kimono Prices & Plans

There are different plans and prices, depending on which style kimono you want to rent and what accessories you wish to choose. You can see all plans and prices here.


If you're looking for a one day kimono experience, I'd reccomend the Premium Plan. For 5,000 yen (tax included), this plan includes your kimono set, help getting dressed, hair styling and any accessories you want to use). This is the most popular plan.


How to Rent a Kimono

1. Request a Reservation:

First, head to their website's reservation request form. If you don't read/speak Japanese, I highly recommend using a browser extension to translate the website so you can view all the details carefully.

On the reservation form you will need to input your name, email and phone number, date of reservation, time of reservation as well as the plan you'd like and how many people.


At the end of the form there is a section for questions/requests. I would highly recommend writing the following:

1) If you can or cannot speak Japanese (they will not call your phone if you cannot). You should also express that you will be communicating via translation apps on your phone while you're in the shop. This is just to help staff be as prepared as possible in advance to give you the best experience.

2) Your measurements

3) If there are any particular colors/styles you want.


If you have any questions or requests, include them. Since communication will be hindered due to the language barrier, it'll be easier to ask in advance so that they are prepared. To make communication easier, include a translated version of your message (use a translation application such a DeepL, ChatGPT or Google Translate).


Once you have made your reservation request you will reserve a confirmation email as well as answers to your questions and more information about the process.


Note that this step is a reservation request, not a confirmed reservation. Please wait to be contacted via email to know if your reservation has been accepted.



2. Pay in Advance to Confirm the Reservation

To complete your reservation you will need to pay in advance by credit card. They do offer some discounts to those who make a reservation and pay in advance. (If you'd like to pay in person on the day of, you can arrive to the shop and inquire about any availability.)



3. Arrive

Arrive early on your reserved date!!! As with all reservations in Japan, time is extremely important. Do not be late to your reserved time. If you are significantly late it is not guaranteed that your reservation will be held.


If you have luggage you can leave it at the shop for the day while you walk around the city in your kimono. You can pick up your luggage when you come to return the kimono.


Once payment is complete and all details are confirmed, you can choose your kimono!



4. Choose Your Kimono & Accessories

There are 400 items to choose from, and limited time to choose. Staff can help you by directing you to the appropriate sizes, and help recommend colors and accessory coordination. If you have a particular item from their gallery or social media that you want to wear, show staff a picture and they will be able to find it or suggest something similar if it's not available.



5. Change into Your Kimono, Hair Services (if desired)

Staff will direct you on how to put on the kimono and help style it, add accessories and make sure everything is secure.


If you choose a plan that includes hair styling, staff will then give you a traditional hair style and hair accessory of your choosing.



6. Enjoy Your Day in Kimono!

Head out to take some photos and enjoy your time wearing kimono. Asakusa, Kaminarimon, and Sensoji Temple are all nearby and offer fantastic backgrounds for memorable photos.



7. Return the Kimono and all Accessories

If you have a one-day rental, return to the shop by 6:30pm to return all items. If you are late, there may be an additional fee.


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