Authentic Maiko or Geisha Makeover and Photo Shoot Experience in Gion

野外撮影

Pretty pictures against the backdrop of Kyoto

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.

  • 野外撮影
  • お庭プラン2
  • なかよし
  • カップル2
  • 高台寺公園2
  • メイクルーム
  • へや・散策コース (3)
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!
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 112.26
USD 112.26
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 112.26
USD 112.26
  • へや・散策コース
    Let's take a picture as if you are a real Maiko!
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!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in different poses / 4 pictures of 2L size / Unlimited self-taken photos
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    舞妓さんの出来上がり Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    お座敷撮影 You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    撮影風景 Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Wear a kimono that was really used by a Kyoto geisha!
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 122.03
USD 122.03
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 122.03
USD 122.03
  • お庭プラン
    You will find yourself different from usual.
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!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 3 pictures in the garden / 3 pictures of 2L size / 10 minutes of self-taken photos
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    お庭撮影 Take pictures in a Japanese-style garden of the machiya, where lanterns and bamboo provide a dramatic backdrop, while still being private.
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Wear a kimono that was really used by a Kyoto geisha!
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
Indoor Photo Shoot and Stroll Plan
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 131.79
USD 131.79
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 131.79
USD 131.79
  • 野外撮影
    With various scenes in the Strolling 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.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in the room / 4 pictures of 2L size / 60 minute stroll / Unlimited self-taken photos
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    なかよしプラン Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Strolling through Kyoto
    散策 Enjoy exploring Kyoto while dressed to the nines, and take as many pictures as you want!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Wear a kimono that was really used by a Kyoto geisha!
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
AYA Luxurious Plan
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 190.36
USD 190.36
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 190.36
USD 190.36
  • ねねの道
    How about taking a nice photo for making memory.
Once dressed in your maiko finery, take pictures in the studio, machiya garden and outside. Then you are free to stroll through Gion in your beautiful kimono!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 1 picture in the studio / 1 picture in the garden / 4 pictures outside / 1 indoor picture, 1 picture in the spot garden, and 4 outside picture in 2L size / CD-R with all the data / Unlimited self-taken photos / 30 minute stroll
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    お座敷撮影 Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Garden Photo Shoot
    お庭撮影 Take pictures in the garden of the machiya, surrounded by lanterns and bamboo.
  • Outdoor Photo Shoot
    野外撮影 Take pictures around Gion, and feel like a celebrity.
  • Free Stroll (30 mins)
    散策 Enjoy a short stroll around Gion and Higashiyama, and see some of the best sights of Kyoto dressed in maiko finery!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Wear a kimono that was really used by a Kyoto geisha!
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 48.81
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
1 Group
USD 185.48
USD 185.48
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1 Group
USD 185.48
USD 185.48
  • カップル
    For the ceremonial picture of wife and husband?
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.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • 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 / CD-R with all the data / 2 laminated couple pictures / 10 minutes for self-taken photos
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    カップル野外撮影プラン Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Wear the dramatic black kimono of the geisha instead of the colorful maiko style.
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Special Geisha Kimono + USD 78.10
Wear a kimono once used by a real Kyoto geisha!
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • [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
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • 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.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days 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.
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LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

I'm from Kyoto but I've always wanted to try a maiko makeover. The staff were all very nice people and helped so much! Thank you. They did my makeup so well and it was really great. They ask you...more
by: Luchi Villarica
Staff don't speak English well however they do make an effort to make you feel comfortable during the makeover session. They know enough phrases to explain the make-up being applied and what to do dur...more
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