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Kyoto Maiko Makeover and Samurai Dress-up Experience with Optional Stroll Plan

 

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Description

Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures. See yourself in a whole new way with a Maiko, Geisha, or Samurai transformation! Plans available for women, men and kids means unforgettable memories for the whole family during your visit to Kyoto. Topof-the-range cosmetics (both traditional and modern), over 100 different beautiful kimono to choose from and fantastic professional photographers are waiting for you. English, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian speaking staff mean an easy and hassle free experience from start to finish. You will receive all your photos or albums on the day, so no need to wait, letting you get back out and explore more of Kyoto. *Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 22:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Samurai Plan

This package for men includes: Kimono dressing Studio photo shoot (2 poses) Free photo time (10 minutes) Take photos or video with your own camera too! Duration: ~ 1 hour 15 minutes~1 hour 45 minutes Participants must be male, 145 cm or taller.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult (Age 0 & Up) $167

Inclusion

  • Studio Photo Shoot
  • Free Photo Time
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00,  09:30,  10:00,  10:30,  
11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  12:30,  
13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  14:30,  
15:00,  15:30,  16:00,  16:30,  
17:00

Schedules

09:00:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Choose from more than 100 gorgeous kimonos in a variety of patterns and colors. Ask the expert staff for recommendations or go with whatever catches your eye.
Day: Day1
Make-Up
Experienced staff will transform you into a Maiko the traditional way. Beginning with a smooth layer of white across the face and neck, they will then add lipstick and eye details. A full wig is also provided, along with a bit of styling to make it appear more natural.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
One of the six cameramen will take model quality photos of your transformation. We process the pictures in our own darkroom, making sure you can take them home the same day.
Day: Day1
Free Photo Time
Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Check-out at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The new location of the studio will take effect from March 16, 2020. Please check your booking date and the location of the studio as it varies.
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (Until March 9,2020)
    Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New, from March 16, 2020)
    Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

Maiko Studio Photo Shoot Plan

This magical transformation plan includes: Make up Kimono dressing with your selected kimono Photo Shoot (4 poses) Free photo time (10 minutes) Take pictures or video with your own camera too! Duration: 1 hr 50 min~ 2 hours 50 mins Participants must be female, 145 cm and taller.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult (Age 0 & Up) $273

Inclusion

  • Studio Photo Shoot
  • Free Photo Time
  • Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00,  09:30,  10:00,  10:30,  
11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  12:30,  
13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  14:30,  
15:00,  15:30,  16:00,  16:30,  
17:00

Schedules

09:00:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Choose from more than 100 gorgeous kimonos in a variety of patterns and colors. Ask the expert staff for recommendations or go with whatever catches your eye.
Day: Day1
Make-Up
Experienced staff will transform you into a Maiko the traditional way. Beginning with a smooth layer of white across the face and neck, they will then add lipstick and eye details. A full wig is also provided, along with a bit of styling to make it appear more natural.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
One of the six cameramen will take model quality photos of your transformation. We process the pictures in our own darkroom, making sure you can take them home the same day.
Day: Day1
Free Photo Time
Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Check-out at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The new location of the studio will take effect from March 16, 2020. Please check your booking date and the location of the studio as it varies.
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (Until March 9,2020)
    Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New, from March 16, 2020)
    Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

Maiko Stroll Plan

Includes: Makeup Kimono dressing in your selected kimono Studio photo shoot (4 poses) Free photo time (45 minutes) - Stroll through Kyoto and take pictures! Duration: 3 hours + customer's return (high season, weekends/public holidays may take more time) Participants must be female, 145 cm or taller. During the winter, due to light availability, the latest start time will be 14:30.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult (Age 0 & Up) $318

Inclusion

  • Studio Photo Shoot
  • Free Photo Time
  • Free Walking Time
  • Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00,  09:30,  10:00,  10:30,  
11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  12:30,  
13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  14:30,  
15:00,  15:30

Schedules

09:00:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Choose from more than 100 gorgeous kimonos in a variety of patterns and colors. Ask the expert staff for recommendations or go with whatever catches your eye.
Day: Day1
Make-Up
Experienced staff will transform you into a Maiko the traditional way. Beginning with a smooth layer of white across the face and neck, they will then add lipstick and eye details. A full wig is also provided, along with a bit of styling to make it appear more natural.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
One of the six cameramen will take model quality photos of your transformation. We process the pictures in our own darkroom, making sure you can take them home the same day.
Day: Day1
Free Photo Time
Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Tour Ends at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The new location of the studio will take effect from March 16, 2020. Please check your booking date and the location of the studio as it varies.
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (Until March 9,2020)
    Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New, from March 16, 2020)
    Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

Kid's Maiko Plan

Includes: Makeup Kimono dressing in your selected kimono Studio photo shoot (2 poses) Tatami room photo shoot (2 poses) Tea room photo shoot (2 poses) Free photo time (10 minutes) Take pictures or video with your own camera! Duration: 2~3 hours Available for female children between 5 and 10, and between 110 cm to 140 cm in height.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Child (Age 5-10) $424

Inclusion

  • Studio Photo Shoot
  • Photo Album
  • Free Photo Time
  • Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00,  09:30,  10:00,  10:30,  
11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  12:30,  
13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  14:30,  
15:00,  15:30,  16:00,  16:30,  
17:00

Schedules

09:00:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Choose from more than 100 gorgeous kimonos in a variety of patterns and colors. Ask the expert staff for recommendations or go with whatever catches your eye.
Day: Day1
Make-Up
Experienced staff will transform you into a Maiko the traditional way. Beginning with a smooth layer of white across the face and neck, they will then add lipstick and eye details. A full wig is also provided, along with a bit of styling to make it appear more natural.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
One of the six cameramen will take model quality photos of your transformation. We process the pictures in our own darkroom, making sure you can take them home the same day.
Day: Day1
Free Photo Time
Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Check-out at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • For the Kid's plans, during the dressing and make up time you will not be able to be with your child, so please only book for children who will be comfortable with this.

Requirement(s) - other

  • For the Kid's plans, during the dressing and make up time you will not be able to be with your child, so please only book for children who will be comfortable with this.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The new location of the studio will take effect from March 16, 2020. Please check your booking date and the location of the studio as it varies.
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (Until March 9,2020)
    Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New, from March 16, 2020)
    Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

Japanese Bride Plan

Dress up in the pure white kimono of a traditional wedding. Includes: Makeup Bridal kimono dressing Studio photo shoot (4 poses) Free photo time (20 minutes) Take pictures or video with your own camera! Duration: ~2.5 hours Participants must be female, 145 cm or taller.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult (Age 0 & Up) $757

Inclusion

  • Studio Photo Shoot
  • Free Photo Time
  • Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00,  09:30,  10:00,  10:30,  
11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  12:30,  
13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  14:30,  
15:00,  15:30,  16:00,  16:30,  
17:00

Schedules

09:00:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Choose from more than 100 gorgeous kimonos in a variety of patterns and colors. Ask the expert staff for recommendations or go with whatever catches your eye.
Day: Day1
Make-Up
Experienced staff will transform you into a Maiko the traditional way. Beginning with a smooth layer of white across the face and neck, they will then add lipstick and eye details. A full wig is also provided, along with a bit of styling to make it appear more natural.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
One of the six cameramen will take model quality photos of your transformation. We process the pictures in our own darkroom, making sure you can take them home the same day.
Day: Day1
Free Photo Time
Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Check-out at Studio Shiki

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The new location of the studio will take effect from March 16, 2020. Please check your booking date and the location of the studio as it varies.
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (Until March 9,2020)
    Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New, from March 16, 2020)
    Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • About the kimono sizes: the kimonos used for the studio (indoor) plans can fit guests with bust and waist sizes up to 110 cm, while the stroll (outdoor) plans can fit guests with buts and waist sizes of up to 100 cm.
  • There are various optional additions (such as adding more photos, changing your kimono, adding an additional pose etc..) which you can select on site. The staff will show you the options available. Any additional options should be paid for on site.
  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Anyone with medical issues with their skin may not have make-up applied on them. You are welcome to join even without make up.
  • Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.

Additional Notes

  • Facilities: Large make up space Changing rooms Towel, brushes, hair dryers Free lockers with locks *There are no showers. *The studio does not have a parking lot. Should you drive, please use a pay parking lot in the area. Locker sizes are 45 cm high x 35 cm wide x 60 cm deep. For large luggage that do not fit, you may keep it on the side of the locker room. Please keep your valuables in your locker.
  • In case of snow or rain: When the weather is unfavorable you will not be able to go outside. The Maiko Stroll Plan or Special Plan will be limited to pictures indoors. If you decide to cancel, even on the day, there will be no cancellation fee.
  • The rickshaw is for 2 people. If you will be participating alone, there will be an additional charge.
  • All photos will be presented to you on the day.
  • Observers who wish to ride the rickshaw may join by paying an additional fee on the day of your tour.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed, but please refrain from eating anywhere aside from the specified area in the waiting room.
  • Around 35 people can fit in the waiting room. Small children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Please bring: your own: Make up (to reapply after the experience) Tabi socks (if you have them) Contact lense case (if you wear hard lenses). The shop will provide make up remover and towelettes. You can also buy tabi socks for 390 JPY at the studio. Women's sizes available up to 28 cm, men's sizes available up to 29 cm.

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