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Kodaiji Temple Kimono Portrait Photography on Location at a Hidden Grand Entrance and Precincts


Kimono Rentals - Travel Kyoto in a Kimono

Location portrait photography at Kodaiji Temple's Hidden Grand Entrance and precincts - for OKUTRIP KYOTO, an exclusive program inviting hotel guests into the depths of Kyoto. At Kodaiji,
known as the temple of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Nene, we shoot your portrait on location as you take a stroll in an elegant visiting dress kimono or haori and hakama around the grand entrance and temple grounds, which are normally closed to the public.

Experience overview

Choose your costume from a careful selection by Kimono Agaru Kyoto, a kimono rental shop run by Oisho Sawaragi, which sells mainly Japanese wedding outfits in Kyoto.

*Transport fees to and from the temple are not included in the plan.
*The route may vary depending on Buddhist memorial services and other circumstances.

From March 28 (Thursday), 2024 *Book by two days before
*May be unavailable on some days for temple events
- Get dressed in a kimono (Rental visiting kimono/haori and hakama, return at the hotel the following day)
- Portrait photo shoot at Kodaiji Temple's non-public Oogenkan grand entrance and temple grounds (about 45 minutes, about 50 shots)
- Ticket for matcha tea at Ungoan (one cup per participant)
- Use of THE THOUSAND SPA hot bathing facility
About two hours (including dressing up and photo shoot)
*The time required may vary depending on the options and number of guests. *Final reception is 3 p.m.

Sample Schedule

By 1:00 p.m. Arrive at Kimono Agaru Kyoto on your own
1:00 p.m. Get dressed at Kimono Agaru Kyoto
Around 2:00 p.m. Photo shoot at Kodaiji's non-public Oogenkan grand entrance
  Photo shoot while strolling along the recommended route
Around 2:45 p.m. End program on location
You can keep your kimono and hakama on as you enjoy matcha green tea at Ungoan and sightseeing around Kyoto.

One group from one to four participants *This program is not available for guests under 13 years of age.
51,000 yen per guest *Tax inclusive
Kodaiji Temple (526 Shimogawara-cho Kodaiji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 605-0825)
*The program will be held even in light rain.
*The photo data will be handed over on a later date. No photos will be taken by the cameraman at the Hojo Main Hall in consideration of temple visitors.
*Hair styling is offered as an option.
*Transportation expenses are not included in the price.
*OKUTRIP KYOTO is an activity exclusively offered to THE THOUSAND KYOTO hotel guests.
*All images are for illustrative purposes only. Copyrights of images belong to Kimono Agaru Kyoto.