Caught a shot of my father-in-law taking photos for my mother-in-law. Aww!
The highlight of our stay in Japan has gotta be our little family dressed in Kimonos & Yukatas. Instead of waking up early to pick up our kimonos, we took the day easy and only picked our Japanese costumes from the rental store after our – which honestly it’d have been much better if we did otherwise, because we would have more time to explore Arashiyama!
We booked our Kimono Rental from Yumeyakata via KLOOK, and I opted for my hair to be done along with my Kimono while the boys just got their Yukatas rented. I was pretty shocked when this kimono rental shop is at least six storeys high! We were lucky to get our very own changing room because we had a little one with us, and that gave us a “fast pass”!
We started fitting Tyler with his little Yukata before we did, and I swear my heart melted into a puddle looking at how adorable he looked in it! Even though he had weird stares at the lady who was trying to dress him up, thankfully he was cooperative and didn’t resist her helping him with his outfit. When he was our turn, he was in his element being all curious about everything that was going on around him.
YUMEYAKATA KIMONO RENTAL
〒600-8104 128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Japan
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 19.00pm
As soon as we were dressed, we made our way to Arashiyama. It was some time in the late afternoon when we arrived, and the weather was just breezy and nice. The only downside was that it probably got a little dark to get some nice photos in the areas where the bamboos were denser, so that made it a little tricky without the tripod. We wanted to go on the Sagano Scenic Railway, but sadly it was closed. I bet it would have been such a beautiful sight with all that cherry blossoms lined up along that picturesque view.
I have to say that Arashiyama is such a quaint and beautiful place, I’d love to allocate more time to explore more of what this place has to offer for sure – so I guess that warrants another trip back to explore the charm that we missed! x