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Retro-Modern Kimono Makeover and Photo Experience in Kyoto

 

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Description

Get dressed and styled in an adorable antique kimono with a modern twist. Add to the nostalgic style with cute accessories and try a different type of photo shoot for amazing pictures. Step back to the roaring 1920s of Japan as you dress-up in a fashionable Taisho era style kimono. The unique mix of traditional style, chic accessories, and modern make-up and hair blend into a one-of-a-kind Japanese kawaii style photo shoot.

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

Kokohime A Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 2.5 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot with a simple background.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $215

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime A Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 2.5 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot with a simple background.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $215

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime B Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 2.5 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $263

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime B Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 2.5 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $263

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime C Course

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot with a plain background and a photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $319

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime C Course

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Photo shoot with a plain background and a photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $319

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime Outdoor Photo Shoot Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Take photos outside in the Okazaki area of Kyoto. Perfect for photos with natural lighting. Please note that this plan is unavailable on rainy days and will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $343

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • This activity is subject to change or due to weather conditions. On rainy days, the outdoor photo shoot will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Requirement(s) - other

  • This activity is subject to change or due to weather conditions. On rainy days, the outdoor photo shoot will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime Outdoor Photo Shoot Course

3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up Take photos outside in the Okazaki area of Kyoto. Perfect for photos with natural lighting. Please note that this plan is unavailable on rainy days and will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $343

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • This activity is subject to change or due to weather conditions. On rainy days, the outdoor photo shoot will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Requirement(s) - other

  • This activity is subject to change or due to weather conditions. On rainy days, the outdoor photo shoot will be turned into an indoor photo shoot.

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime B Couple Course

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono for women, 1 kimono for men, hair styling and make-up (for women only), Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $422

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • 1 Men's Kimono
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

09:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Kokohime B Couple Course

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) Duration: 3 hours Includes: 1 kimono for women, 1 kimono for men, hair styling and make-up (for women only), Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth. Sherbet booth is a mainly white, chic-styled room suited for cute modern kimonos. Chocolate booth is a retro-modern style room that is suited for antique kimonos.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 15 & up) $422

Inclusion

  • 1 Women's Kimono
  • 1 hair style and make-up (for women only)
  • 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • 1 Men's Kimono
  • Photo shoot in the sherbet OR chocolate themed booth
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Japanese-speaking staff

Start Timings

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

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Esperanto

Day: Day1
Preparation
Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
Day: Day1
Kimono Selection
Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
Day: Day1
Make-up
The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
Day: Day1
Hair Arrangement
Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
Day: Day1
Kimono Dress-up
Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
Day: Day1
Accessory Selection
Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
Day: Day1
Studio Photo shoot
Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
Day: Day1
Make-up Removal
There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
Day: Day1
Photo Selection
Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Esperanto

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • By train:
    10-minute walk from exit 1 of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway Line.
    20-minute walk from the Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Line.
    By bus:
    7-minute walk from the Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan-mae stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    12-minute walk from the Higashiyama Sanjyo stop on the Kyoto City bus.
    By car:
    Around 20 minutes from the Kyoto Higashi IC.
    There are 4 parking spaces available, but in the case it is full, please use the toll parking near by.

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • Printed photos will be put in a special album by Esperanto and given to you. Photos will be edited and mailed to you within a month after your experience. For those visiting from overseas, you will be able to receive your photos on the day of your activity.
  • You will not be needing prior reservations for more photos, CD-R with all your photos, A5 hard card photo book and other options. Feel free to ask the staff on the day of your tour.
  • Please understand that, for women to feel comfortable during their photo shoot, the staff will ask for gentlemen who are not taking part in the photo shoot to wait in the waiting area.
  • All outfits are standard Japanese medium to large sizes. People who own their own kimono outfit are welcome to bring it as well with prior notice. Please inquire in advance.
  • Please do not take photos with your own camera or smart phone inside the studio. There is a separate photo area for you to take selfies and other photos on your own device.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Feel free to come in any kind of attire along with make-up. Please do not wear bra-top shirts if you are doing the oiran experience.
  • Please bring your usual make-up to touch up before leaving. Inner kimono, tabi socks, make-up remover, basic make-up, towel, hair dryer will be available at the studio.

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