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Kyoto Maiko or Geisha Makeover Experience with Optional Gion Stroll

 

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Description

While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono. Choose to take portraits in the studio, or to enjoy some of Kyoto's most famous sights while dressed as an elegant maiko or geisha. Great for friends, family or really original engagement photos!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 70% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Indoor Plan

Take photos in a real Japanese cafe from the Taisho era in Gion. With professional lighting and make up, you will look like a real maiko!

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & up) $183

Inclusion

  • Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in different poses / 4 pictures of 2L size / Unlimited self-taken photos

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

Schedules

09:00:00 Meet at Gion AYA

Day: Day1
Make Up
You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
Day: Day1
Hair Styling
We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dressing
Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
Day: Day1
Transformation Complete!
You won't believe your eyes.
Day: Day1
Photo Shoot
Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
Day: Day1
Ends at Gion AYA

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • During the sightseeing season (especially on weekend and holiday) in March-May and September-November, you may expect traffic jam and taking more time. It may take even 1 hour for 10 minutes distance at usual.
    [By car]
    Please set "499-8 Shimokawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city" on your car navigation.
    [By taxi]
    Please tell to the driver "Yasakajinnja Minamimon no Shimokawara Dori o Minami e Futasuji Sagatte, Ryoutei "Hamasaku" no Kado."

Garden Plan

Take pictures in the garden of the machiya (Kyoto-style townhouse), surrounded by lanterns and bamboo. Enjoy posing in your gorgeous kimono and dramatic make up!

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & up) $199

Inclusion

  • Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 3 pictures in the garden / 3 pictures of 2L size / 10 minutes of self-taken photos

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

Schedules

09:00:00 Meet at Gion AYA

Day: Day1
Make Up
You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
Day: Day1
Hair Styling
We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dressing
Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
Day: Day1
Transformation Complete!
You won't believe your eyes.
Day: Day1
Photo Shoot
Take pictures in a Japanese-style garden of the machiya, where lanterns and bamboo provide a dramatic backdrop, while still being private.
Day: Day1
Ends at Gion AYA

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • During the sightseeing season (especially on weekend and holiday) in March-May and September-November, you may expect traffic jam and taking more time. It may take even 1 hour for 10 minutes distance at usual.
    [By car]
    Please set "499-8 Shimokawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city" on your car navigation.
    [By taxi]
    Please tell to the driver "Yasakajinnja Minamimon no Shimokawara Dori o Minami e Futasuji Sagatte, Ryoutei "Hamasaku" no Kado."

Indoor Photo Shoot and Stroll Plan

After taking pictures in the studio, you are free to explore Kyoto dressed as a maiko. Feel like a celebrity! As the studio is located in Higashiyama, many of Kyoto's top sights are just a 10 minute walk away.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & up) $215

Inclusion

  • Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in the room / 4 pictures of 2L size / 60 minute stroll / Unlimited self-taken photos

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:00:00 Meet at Gion AYA

Day: Day1
Make Up
You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
Day: Day1
Hair Styling
We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dressing
Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
Day: Day1
Transformation Complete!
You won't believe your eyes.
Day: Day1
Photo Shoot
Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
Day: Day1
Strolling through Kyoto
Enjoy exploring Kyoto while dressed to the nines, and take as many pictures as you want!
Day: Day1
Ends at Gion AYA

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • During the sightseeing season (especially on weekend and holiday) in March-May and September-November, you may expect traffic jam and taking more time. It may take even 1 hour for 10 minutes distance at usual.
    [By car]
    Please set "499-8 Shimokawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city" on your car navigation.
    [By taxi]
    Please tell to the driver "Yasakajinnja Minamimon no Shimokawara Dori o Minami e Futasuji Sagatte, Ryoutei "Hamasaku" no Kado."

Couple Plan

Capture memories of your trip to Kyoto with your partner on film, as a unique souvenir or even engagement photography! Kimono's for men are also available. Fee is for 2 people.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
1 Group $319

Inclusion

  • Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / Men's kimono / 2 single pictures of female participant, 2 couple pictures in the studio / 2 pictures of 2L size of female participant, 2 couple pictures / USB with all the data / 2 small size couple photo (3.5 x 5 in / 8.89 x 12.7 cm) / 10 minutes for self-taken photos

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

Schedules

09:00:00 Meet at Gion AYA

Day: Day1
Make Up
You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
Day: Day1
Hair Styling
We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dressing
Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
Day: Day1
Transformation Complete!
You won't believe your eyes.
Day: Day1
Indoor Photo Shoot
Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
Day: Day1
Ends at Gion AYA

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • During the sightseeing season (especially on weekend and holiday) in March-May and September-November, you may expect traffic jam and taking more time. It may take even 1 hour for 10 minutes distance at usual.
    [By car]
    Please set "499-8 Shimokawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city" on your car navigation.
    [By taxi]
    Please tell to the driver "Yasakajinnja Minamimon no Shimokawara Dori o Minami e Futasuji Sagatte, Ryoutei "Hamasaku" no Kado."

Activity Detail

Additional Notes

  • There are additional options available on site. If you choose any, please pay on the day.
  • Please let us know beforehand in case you'll be late for or wish to cancel this activity.The activity will be cancelled if you are more than 10 minutes late without having informed us.
  • Please understand that refunds will not be issued for those who cannot attend the experience due to delicate skin on the day of your tour.
  • Please understand that men will only wear a men's kimono and will not get the maiko or geisha experience.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • [Things to bring] ・Regular make up ・Lotion for your skin ・Hair styling goods ・Case for contact lenses ・Cell phone or camera to take pictures
  • [Thing we provide ] ・Shampoo with conditioner ・Hair dryer ・Lots of towels ・Baby oil for taking off your makeup ・Face washing soap ・Lotion for skin

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