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Kyoto Classic Maiko or Men's Kimono Dress-up and Photoshoot in Gion

 

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Description

Don traditional Japanese garments as ladies can dress as a lovely maiko while men can strike a pose in a dashing kimono. Children can also take part for memorable family photos during your time in Kyoto.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (17:00 local time) to 1 business days (17:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Hikaru Genji Plan (For Men)

Take this opportunity for men to dress up in a casual kimono and take a walk. If you're accompanying a lady doing the Maiko experience, join in for some great photos. Please note that this plan does not include professional photos in the studio. This plan also does not include makeup or hair styling as well. Duration: approximately 3 hours

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $80

Inclusion

  • Kimono dress-up
  • Men's loose kimono
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Ryoma Plan (For Men)

Get into the full men's kimono and take beautiful photos in the machiya townhouse. This plan is specifically to accompany a lady taking part in a photo shoot. Please note that this plan does not include professional photos in the studio. This plan also does not include makeup or hair styling as well. Duration: approximately 3 hours

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $159

Inclusion

  • 2 printed photos (photo size 178 mm x 127 mm)
  • Kimono dress-up
  • Men's loose kimono or hakama
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Heart of the Hanamachi Plan

Four photos will be taken by a professional photographer in an authentic Kyoto machiya townhouse. The key to an authentic Maiko transformation is in the make-up, wig, and genuine long obi-sash. This package is for those who aren't up to walking the streets of Kyoto in full maiko dress. Duration: approximately 3 hours

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $183

Inclusion

  • 1 kimono
  • 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm)
  • Half-wig for maiko
  • Maiko make-up
  • Kimono dress-up
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • There are no guides on this activity.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Bra-top shirts or bras that cross over in the back are not suited for this experience.

Requirement(s) - other

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • There are no guides on this activity.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Children's Plan

Let young girls take part in a fun maiko dress-up experience. Children will be able to have maiko makeup done by professionals and wear a wig to get the perfect maiko-look.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Child (Age 4-15) $207

Inclusion

  • 1 kimono
  • 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm)
  • Half-wig for maiko
  • Maiko make-up
  • Kimono dress-up
  • Digital photo data of printed images in CD-R
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • Kid's Plan is for children from 4 to 15 years of age. For middle school students, please present an ID for age confirmation on site.

Additional Notes

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Bra-top shirts or bras that cross over in the back are not suited for this experience.

Requirement(s) - other

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Heart of Gion Plan (4 Photos & Outdoor Photo Shoot)

Take photos outdoors on a sunny day after being transformed into a beautiful maiko. A staff member will accompany you to take photos with your own camera or phone. Enjoy the seasonal sites of Kyoto as a photographer will assist your photo taking. Please note that on rainy days, this plan will be held indoors. Duration: approximately 3.5 hours

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $279

Inclusion

  • 1 kimono
  • 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm)
  • Half-wig for maiko
  • Maiko make-up
  • Kimono dress-up
  • Outdoor photoshoot
  • Kimono stroll
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • In the case of rain, the photoshoot will be held indoors instead.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Bra-top shirts or bras that cross over in the back are not suited for this experience.

Requirement(s) - other

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • In the case of rain, the photoshoot will be held indoors instead.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Heart of Gion Plan (8 Photos & Outdoor Photo Shoot)

Take photos outdoors on a sunny day after being transformed into a beautiful maiko. A staff member will accompany you to take photos with your own camera or phone. Enjoy the seasonal sites of Kyoto as a photographer will assist your photo taking. Please note that on rainy days, this plan will be held indoors. Duration: approximately 4 hours

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:20-11-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $359

Inclusion

  • 1 kimono
  • 8 printed photos (photo size 178 mm x 127 mm)
  • Half-wig for maiko
  • Maiko make-up
  • Kimono dress-up
  • Outdoor photoshoot
  • Kimono stroll
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:45:00 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
Day: Day1
Hair and Makeup
Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
Day: Day1
Dressing
Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
Day: Day1
Photo Session
Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Take Home Photos
For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home. Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch

Day: Day1

Restrictions

  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • In the case of rain, the photoshoot will be held indoors instead.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Bra-top shirts or bras that cross over in the back are not suited for this experience.

Requirement(s) - other

  • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
  • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
  • In the case of rain, the photoshoot will be held indoors instead.
  • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
  • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway) If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train or taxi:
    2-minute walk from exit 1 of Keihan Shijo Station on the Keihan Line.
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
    15-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station.

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • A parent or guardian should accompany their child even if they are not taking part in the activity. You do not have to take part in the activity if you are accompanying your child.
  • All outfits are standard Japanese medium to large sizes, however for people who require larger sizes, a loose fitting dressing-style will be applied for fitting purposes.

Additional Notes

  • Please do not take photos within the studio with your own camera. However, you are more than welcome to take photos within the open space within the store. If you are traveling alone, the staff will be more than happy to help you with picture taking as well.
  • You may take home the individual photos on the day of your activity.
  • Please be advised that the staff is able to speak a limited amount of English.

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