I have just come back from a wonderful weekend in Kyoto with my kids!
One of the big highlights was renting Kimonos for myself and my children and having photos taken at the Fushimi Inari shrine.
It was absolutely fantastic!
Just posting some quick pics here from my instagram.
I will post more photos and all the details soon 😉
My mission for this trip to Kyoto was to find all the baby-friendly locations for my new Kyoto Guide! My new guide will be especially for parents with babies and young children, so make sure you sign up to ensure you enjoy Kyoto with the least stress and the most fun!
We have just had the most amazing day in Kyoto! The absolute highlight was wearing traditonal kimonos at the famous Fushimi Inari shrine. How cute is this photo! A huge thank you to Cindy from @kyotokimonoshop – Cindy thank you so much for your kindness and patience. I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience we had today – it is not easy to put kimonos on energetic young children but you made it look like a breeze and the kids had so much fun! And thank you to the cameraman Kazu! He was fantastic and so great with kids! More photos coming!
T i p ! Would you love to visit Kyoto in peak cherry blossom season, but you’re worried if it will be too crowded? Here we are in Fushimi Inari on a weekend in peak cherry blossom season and as you can see there is still space to enjoy! The trick is to go to the super popular locations early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the peak crowds. This way your kids can enjoy exploring the shrines without you worrying the whole time, and you can also take lots of photos to capture the moment!
All dressed in kimono (even me!) for our day at the shrine in Kyoto. So much fun! All of our kimonos were dressed in the traditional way – I had about 4 layers on and about 10 layers of belts and straps! Haha. But as always, despite all the layers, kimonos are surprisingly comfortable!