Elegant Oiran Courtesan Makeover and Photo Shoot Experience in Kyoto

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Take memorable pictures of yourself

Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

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Feel like a beautiful Japanese courtesan during a special photo session inside a movie set-like studio in Kyoto. Begin your experience by selecting an elaborate kimono of your choice and let the experienced staff arrange your hair and make-up for the perfect look. Enjoy having photos taken by a professional photographer for gorgeous photos to take home as a souvenir. Guests from outside Japan will receive their photos on the same day!
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Price
Kokoran Plan A
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 131.80
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
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USD 131.80
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    Enjoy taking photos in the studio
3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Duration: 2.5 hours

Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up, 1 studio booth
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 1 Uchikake kimono / Hair and make-up / 1 studio booth / 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Package detail / Schedule
Kokoran Plan B
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 195.26
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USD 195.26
USD 195.26
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5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Duration: 3 hours

Includes: 2 kimonos, hair styling, make-up, 1 studio booth
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 2 Uchikake kimono / Hair and make-up / 1 studio booth / 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Package detail / Schedule
Kokoran Plan Couple Plan
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 229.43
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 229.43
USD 229.43
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A special plan for gentlemen who would like to accompany the lady during the photo shoot.

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Duration: 2.5 hours

Includes: 1 kimono, 1 men's kimono, hair styling and make-up (for ladies only), 1 studio booth
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 1 Uchikake kimono / 1 Men's kimono / 1 studio booth / 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) / Hair and make-up (women only)
Package detail / Schedule
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
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  • 08:50 Meet at Esperanto
  • Uchikake Kimono Selection
    flow10 Find an uchikake kimono of your choice from the many selections at the studio.
  • Preparation
    flow10 Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
  • Hair and Make-up
    flow10 Consult with the staff or select a style of your preference from the many photos to get the perfect make-up and hair-style.
  • Dressing
    flow10 Before wearing your uchikake kimono, you will be dressed in a komon kimono underneath. If you would like to show your shoulders, please request so when dressing.
  • Studio Photo Shoot
    flow10 Step into the studio where a professional photographer will take your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will instruct you so that you can strike poses like amodel.
  • Free Photo Time
    flow10 Go into the free photo taking area and take some selfies or have the staff take photos of you while you wait for your friends to finish taking pictures.
  • Make-up Removal
    flow10 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.
  • Photo Selection
    flow10 Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
  • Activity Ends at Esperanto
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • 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.
Additional Note(s)
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    • 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.
    • Up to 3 people will be able to have a photo shoot at once. For groups of 4 or more will need to separate into multiple groups.
    • Please do not use your own camera inside the studio booth. There is a separate free photo taking area for personal photos.
    • 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, however for people who require larger sizes, a loose fitting dressing-style will be applied for fitting purposes.
      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.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 2 business days to 17:00 local time, 1 business days 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.
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The photographs from Esperanto speak for themselves! At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the maiko or the geisha photo shoot, but once I saw these photographs, I knew I wanted to go full oiran wi...more
Went together with my sister. It was no problem finding the place by using Google Maps.The experience were really fun, you got to dress up and take photos like a real model. Although their english was...more
The oiran makeover and photoshoot in Kyoto definitely marked one of our favorite memories for our first trip to Japan. The staff at Esperanto was very courteous and made it a smooth experience from c...more
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