Maiko, Geisha or Samurai Makeover and Photo Session in Kyoto
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Dressed and in maiko make-up

Become a graceful maiko during your time in Kyoto

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.

  • Dressed and in maiko make-up
  • Dressed as a maiko in Kyoto
  • Maiko photo shoot at a garden
  • Classic samurai style in Kyoto
  • Putting on maiko white make up and lipstick
  • Costumed maiko kneeling on tatami mats
  • maiko (5)

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Save up to 62% (until 2016/12/28)

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.
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Price
Maiko Stroll Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult
USD 165.05
USD 165.05
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 165.05
USD 165.05

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Adult
USD 86.41
USD 86.41
USD 165.05 48%off
USD 165.05 48%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
  • maiko (8)
  • maiko (7)
Full inclusions:
Make up
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (6 poses)
Free photo time (45 minutes)
During the 45 minutes you are free to go for a stroll through Kyoto and take pictures in full maiko garb!

Duration: ~2.5 hours
Participants must be 145 cm or taller

During the winter, due to light availability, the latest start time will be 14:30.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Free Walking Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 15:30 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Tour Ends at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
Maiko Studio Photo Shoot Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult
USD 126.21
USD 126.21
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 126.21
USD 126.21

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Adult
USD 57.28
USD 57.28
USD 126.21 55%off
USD 126.21 55%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
  • maiko (2)
This magical transformation plan includes:
Make up
Kimono dressing with your selected kimono
Photo Shoot (6 poses)
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera too!

Duration: ~ 2 hours
Participants must be 145 cm and taller
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
Early Morning Maiko Studio Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child
USD 126.21
USD 126.21
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child
USD 126.21
USD 126.21

Save up to 62% (until 2016/12/28)

Adult/Child
USD 47.57
USD 47.57
USD 126.21 62%off
USD 126.21 62%off
Participation period: 2016/10/01 - 2016/12/28
The early morning plan requires you to be on time. Please understand that lateness can be subject to extra fees.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Enjoy taking your own pictures or even setting out on a short stroll around town.

    *Exact times vary by plan.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
Early Morning Maiko Stroll Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult
USD 165.05
USD 165.05
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 165.05
USD 165.05

Save up to 62% (until 2016/12/28)

Adult
USD 76.70
USD 76.70
USD 165.05 54%off
USD 165.05 54%off
Participation period: 2016/10/01 - 2016/12/28
  • maiko (8)
  • maiko (7)
The early morning plan requires you to be on time. Please understand that lateness can be subject to extra fees.

Includes:
Make up
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (6 poses)
Free photo time (45 minutes)
During the 45 minutes you are free to go for a stroll through Kyoto and take pictures in full maiko garb!

Participants must be 145 cm or taller
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Free Walking Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Enjoy taking your own pictures or even setting out on a short stroll around town.

    *Exact times vary by plan.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 20.39
舞妓22 Prefer the dark beauty of the geisha to the colorful appearance of the maiko? Then choose this option to be dressed as a geisha (geiko) instead!
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
Photobook finish + USD 8.64
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
Samurai Maiko Couple Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 1.
1 Group (persons 2)
USD 107.88
USD 107.88
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
1 Group (persons 2)
USD 107.88
USD 107.88
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This package is for a group of one lady and one gentleman.
Kimono dressing
Studio photo shoot (4 poses together or change to solo shots instead)
Photo book
CD-R with Data
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take photos or video with your own camera too!

Individuals must be 145 cm or taller.
You may select to take photos in the studio or the Japanese room on the day of your tour.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Photo Album / CD of All Photos / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Package detail / Schedule
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child
USD 82.52
USD 82.52
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child
USD 82.52
USD 82.52

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Adult/Child
USD 47.57
USD 47.57
USD 82.52 42%off
USD 82.52 42%off
Participation period: 2016/10/20 - 2016/12/31
  • Classic samurai style in Kyoto
    Men's Samurai transformations available too
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
Individuals must be 145 cm or taller.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
Photo Album + USD 8.64
Photo Album + USD 8.64
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 5.83
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 5.83
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 30.58
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 30.58
Stroll around the area to take some photos outdoors. (The staff will not accompany you)
Please do not eat, drink, smoke, shop or go on cars. (Rickshaws are allowed).
Package detail / Schedule
Kid's Maiko Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 194.18
USD 194.18
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 194.18
USD 194.18

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Child (Age 5-10)
USD 135.92
USD 135.92
USD 194.18 30%off
USD 194.18 30%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
  • 子供舞妓
  • 四季本店1
Even younger children can try out the transformation with this plan!
Includes:
Make up
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (3 poses)
Tatami room photo shoot (3 poses)
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera!

Duration: ~2.5 hours
Available for children between 5 and 10, and between 110 cm to 140 cm in height.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Photo Album / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 47.57
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 47.57
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Additional photos + USD 9.71
Additional photos + USD 9.71
Tabi socks + USD 3.78
Tabi socks + USD 3.78
Package detail / Schedule
Kid's Samurai Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 194.18
USD 194.18
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 194.18
USD 194.18

Save up to 55% (until 2016/12/31)

Child (Age 5-10)
USD 135.92
USD 135.92
USD 194.18 30%off
USD 194.18 30%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
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Become a noble, if small, samurai warrior with this kid's package.
Includes:
Kimono dressing
Studio photo shoot (6 poses)
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera!

Duration: ~1.5 hours
Available for children between 5 and 10, and between 110 cm and 140 cm in height.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Photo Album / Free Photo Time
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Arrive at Studio Shiki
  • Kimono Selection
    着付け 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.
  • Make-Up
    メイク 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.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    舞妓22 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.
  • Free Photo Time
    舞妓6 Take this unique opportunity to transform into a lovely maiko or samurai, and snap some extra pictures or stroll around Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Studio Shiki
Add-ons:
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 47.57
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 47.57
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 9.71
Additional photos + USD 9.71
Additional photos + USD 9.71
Tabi socks + USD 3.78
Tabi socks + USD 3.78
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • 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.
    • Anyone with medical issues with their skin may not have make-up applied on them. You are welcome to join even without make up.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • 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 421 JPY at the studio. Women's sizes available up to 28 cm, men's sizes available up to 29 cm.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 22:00 local time, 8 business days to 22:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 22:00 local time, 4 business days to 22:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 80% of the total amount.
  • 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.
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(4.44/5.00) 4.44 / 5
(18 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Narmina
One of the highlights of the whole trip to Japan. We immersed in culture by completely transforming into Maiko and Samurai. Staff was super polite and helpful. Very fast moving with the confidence on ...more
It was a very fun experience! I was glad I was able to buy more poses and the backgrounds they used were very nice. You definitely need to plan for ample time before and during as it may take longer t...more
We both loved it! Yay! Dressing up was awesome and we loved posing. We were treated very well and it was super fun.
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