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Waplus Nara

6-4 Aburasakajikatacho | Kyo Roman Building 2F, Nara 630-8246, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-23-1900
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Costume Photoshoot in Nara
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A Complete Kimono Experience in Nara
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WAPLUS NARA is the Japanese kimono experience shop, just 2 minutes' walk from JR Nara station. We have a variety of Kimono related services such as kimono rental, costume photos and kimono school. Not only at our shop, we can offer these services at your accommodation or event venue as well. Why don't you enjoy kimono experience in the Ancient Nara. Service details; 1) Kimono School Waplus is one of the only kimono-school for foreigners in Japan, and will help you learn everything there is to know about the tradition of Kimono wearing. After a class on Kinomo history you will be taught how to dress, with amazing patience and attention to detail, the staff help you understand and perfect the intricate process. Knowing that you have learned the traditions and perfected the art yourself is truly rewarding, and the final outfit, with finishing touches from the teachers, is stunning. 2) Costume Photos For a once in a lifetime experience, the costume fitting allows you to transform into a princess, samurai or oiran—with a traditional outfit. Rather than using wigs, trained hairstylists will carefully recreate the authentic appearance using your own hair. When you are ready, the staff will help you dress in the many layers, slowly constructing your complex outfit. Finally, you can step into the studio for your shoot and then choose the final photos as a stunning reminder of your experience, and treasure them as a memory of Japan.
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6-4 Aburasakajikatacho | Kyo Roman Building 2F, Nara 630-8246, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

placed 5 min away from Nara station. Staff is very friendly and professional and speak fluent English. Kimono for both men and women (even hijabis!) they have many plans to chose from, we opted for kimono rental for a photoshoot ~ 1 hour or less....More

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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the comment. We are very glad that you liked our service! We hope the photo you had will be your nice memory of visiting Japan!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We feeled really welcomed and get helpful advice. They have a good selection of yukata and Obi, and the Price is great too. I would recommend a visit here!

Thank Marina K
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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for chosing Waplus Nara! We are very glad that you liked our service. We hope you enjoy wearing the yukata and obi!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience buying a beautiful blue haori with flower patterns. The material is also quite good. The staff was also really nice and helpful. This place was a nice surprise on my way to Nara Park :)

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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting Waplus nara. We are more than happy to know that you had a great time here . We do hope that you have enjoyed srolling around Nara . We wish you will continue to have wonderful time in Japan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful, very friendly and professional. Everybody wanted to help and we have a great experience wearing kimono and taking pictures. We were surprised because price was much cheaper than such stores in Kyoto.

Thank Carlos C
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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for coming to Waplus Nara. We are more than happy to know that you had wonderful moments with us. It was our great pleasure to meet you . We wish you all the best and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

They are very kind, speak english and just have beautiful kimono. They did my hair with much Attention. And Because it was my birthday they even got my a gift! Location is very convenient too. Absolutely recommend!

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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you very much for coming to Waplus Nara. We are more than happy to hear that you had wonderful moments with us. It was our great pleasure to meet you . We wish you all the best and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

The best kimono rental & shop in town Nara, Japan. Highly recommended. High quality & beautiful kimono. Your will be treated like a princess. Thanks to professional & kind staffs. Mrs Mami & Mrs Yukomi very nice & helpful. Hope to see you again.

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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are more than glad to know that you enjoyed wearing kimono and photo shooting. You looked very beautiful in kimono! We hope you could find the restaurant we recommended. We look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience with waplus. They were quite helpful and accommodating when we were trying out different kimono designs as we couldn't just choose at one glance. They have selections of semi-formal kimono and a lot of casual kimonos to try.

Thank Joyce S
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yukumiy, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

That is our pleasure and thank you for coming our shop to rent Kimino. Enjoy the trip in Japan!! We hope see you again soon!!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I visited this place with my daughter and we were treated to an amazing experience, From being dressed in traditional clothes to the visit to a buddhist temple where we took part in a tea ceremony then feeding the deer in Nara park. It was...More

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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

thomashollywood-san, Thank you for visiting Waplus Nara for renting kimono. We are glad you also enjoyed joining a tea ceremony and feeding deer at Nara Park. Hope you'll come back someday! We look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

wandered in by accident but left quite happy. the staff were very nice and helped me pick a matching yukata & obi combo. had a nice chat to go with that. overall, very much recommend.

Thank Karolina W
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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you very much for choosing Waplus Nara. We are glad that you are satisfied with our service. We hope you enjoy wearing yukata.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Very helpful staff. They were very nice and helped me pick out the items I needed in very short time and for the right price! Would come again!

Thank Andrew A
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yukumiy, マネージャー at Waplus Nara, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for visiting Waplus Nara. We are glad that you were satisfied with our service! We look forward to serve you again.

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