held in holy shrines in Kyoto,
city of tradition
for foreign visitors
If you wish to have a
“Shinto-style wedding ceremony”
wearing top quality Japanese clothes,
Zen Kyoto can make it happen.
All of Zen Kyoto's kimonos are made of pure silk and none of our packages, even the lower-priced ones, include polyester kimonos. We can therefore guarantee that you will be choosing your kimono out of high-quality silk ones, regardless of the package you select. Kimonos made of pure silk have a smooth, luxurious feel and are so pleasant to the touch that you won’t be able to keep your hands off them. Experience the superior comfort of high-quality kimonos. Zen Kyoto also handles unique and rare kimonos as well as kimonos that have been certified as national treasures. If you are interested in any of these, please contact us in advance.
We also have extensive experience in assisting overseas visitors who wish to have traditional wedding ceremonies at shrines or temples in Kyoto but don't know how to go about it. We will listen to your wishes and assist you with everything, from Shinto-style ceremonies wearing the highest quality Japanese clothing to photo shoots and wedding ceremonies wearing Japanese clothing at different locations according to the season, and even hair styling.
Our greatest wish is that you will feel satisfied that you’ve chosen to wear our kimonos, so please start by getting in touch with us.
Visit shrines and temples and
try on kimonos
Most people would probably find it hard to choose which shrine or temple they would like to have their wedding ceremony at. We can help you choose a place with exactly the atmosphere you’re looking for from among the many shrines and temples in Kyoto.
Each couple will be provided with a guide to encourage asking questions and, since all guides are experts in Japanese clothing, they will also provide detailed explanations about Japanese garments as well as Kyoto's customs and history. We highly recommend joining our tours during your visit to Kyoto.
You can also try on high-quality kimonos at our specialty store built in Kyoto's traditional architectural style.
Japanese-style wedding and photoshoot at shrines in a single day!
"Shinto-style" traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies are traditionally held at shrines or temples. This class of weddings, which exemplifies the Japanese people’s appreciation of tradition and “refinement,” is made available not only to Japanese but also to foreign visitors.
Zen Kyoto will arrange for your photo shoot and wedding ceremony even if your stay in Kyoto is as short as one day. We will reserve a shrine or temple for each couple and have professional staff assist with photography and the wedding ceremony, thus eliminating any waiting time and allowing you to have your wedding ceremony while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kyoto. If you choose to have a longer stay and enjoy some sightseeing, we also offer packages that allow for extraordinary experiences like staying overnight and dining at restaurants featuring authentic Kyoto cuisine or staying at traditional Kyoto townhouses and having your photo taken professionally. Our full-time staff is extremely knowledgeable about Kyoto and will ensure that you have unforgettable memories by experiencing Kyoto in ways that are not normally available.
in a traditional Kyoto townhouse
to make the best of each season
Typical daily package
- Arrival at Zen Kyoto
- Dressing up, hair-styling and makeup
- Transfer to shrine/temple by car
- Start of photoshoot
- Start of wedding ceremony
- End of wedding ceremony
- Return to Zen Kyoto and change of clothes
- End of day activities
- Dinner featuring traditional Kyoto dishes
- Overnight stay and relaxing at your traditional inn