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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 62% (until 2018/07/31)

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.

*Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.
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Price
Maiko Studio Photo Shoot Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 183.43
USD 183.43
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 183.43
USD 183.43

Save up to 62% (until 2018/07/31)

Adult
USD 70.31
USD 70.31
USD 183.43 62%off
USD 183.43 62%off
Participation period: 2018/04/16 - 2018/07/31
  • maiko (2)
This magical transformation plan includes:
Make up
Kimono dressing with your selected kimono
Photo Shoot (4 poses)
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera too!

Duration: 1 hr 50 min~ 2 hours 50 mins
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 10.19
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.19
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.40
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 21.40
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 9.07
Photobook finish + USD 9.07
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
Maiko Stroll Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 214.00
USD 214.00
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 214.00
USD 214.00

Save up to 62% (until 2018/07/31)

Adult
USD 100.89
USD 100.89
USD 214.00 53%off
USD 214.00 53%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2018/07/31
  • maiko (8)
  • maiko (7)
Includes:
Makeup
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (4 poses)
Free photo time (45 minutes) - Go for a stroll through Kyoto and take pictures!

Duration: 3 hours + customer's return (high season, weekends/public holidays may take more time)
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 10.19
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.19
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.40
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 21.40
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 9.07
Photobook finish + USD 9.07
You will be able to take it home on the day of your activity.
Package detail / Schedule
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult/Child
USD 112.10
USD 112.10
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 112.10
USD 112.10

Save up to 62% (until 2018/07/31)

Adult/Child
USD 60.12
USD 60.12
USD 112.10 46%off
USD 112.10 46%off
Participation period: 2016/10/20 - 2018/07/31
  • 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~1 hour 45 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 9.07
Photo Album + USD 9.07
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.11
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.11
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 32.10
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 32.10
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
Japanese Bride Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 509.53
USD 509.53
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 509.53
USD 509.53

Save up to 62% (until 2018/07/31)

Adult
USD 254.76
USD 254.76
USD 509.53 50%off
USD 509.53 50%off
Participation period: 2018/04/01 - 2018/07/31
  • 四季本店2
Dress up in the pure white kimono of a traditional wedding.
Inlcudes:
Make up
Bridal kimono dressing
Studio photo shoot (4 poses)
CD with all photos
Free photo time (20 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera!

Duration: ~2.5 hours
Available for individuals 145 cm or taller.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / 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
Kid's Maiko Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 285.34
USD 285.34
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 285.34
USD 285.34

Save up to 62% (until 2018/07/31)

Child (Age 5-10)
USD 122.29
USD 122.29
USD 285.34 57%off
USD 285.34 57%off
Participation period: 2018/04/16 - 2018/07/31
  • 子供舞妓
  • 四季本店1
Even children can try out the transformation with this plan!
Includes:
Make up
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (2 poses)
Tatami room photo shoot (2 poses)
Tea room photo shoot (2 poses)
Free photo time (10 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera!

Duration: 2~3 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 49.93
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 49.93
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.19
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.19
Additional photos + USD 10.19
Additional photos + USD 10.19
Tabi socks + USD 3.97
Tabi socks + USD 3.97
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.
    • Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.
    • 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.
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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.
From USD 60.12
From USD 60.12

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(4.56/5.00) 4.56 / 5
(27 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily

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by: Chloe
The ladies of Maiko Henshin Studio efficiently transformed me from everyday Jane to beautiful Maiko! The process took me about an hour, and it's a constant flurry of activity - from makeup, hair, a...more
My sister and me in full Maiko attire.
by: Post-Uni Tourist
My sister and I completed this activity together. We loved the location of the facility. It was located in Gion along some streets with beautifully built buildings. It is very much a tourist area with...more
The experience itself was well worth the money. The staff is very professional, the studio is beautiful and centrally located in old Kyoto and they have a nice selection of beautiful kimonos. Expect ...more
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