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 2017/08/31)

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 Stroll Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 170.50
USD 170.50
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 170.50
USD 170.50

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Adult
USD 89.26
USD 89.26
USD 170.50 48%off
USD 170.50 48%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2017/08/31
  • 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 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.06
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 21.06
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 8.92
Photobook finish + USD 8.92
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 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 130.38
USD 130.38
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 130.38
USD 130.38

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Adult
USD 59.17
USD 59.17
USD 130.38 55%off
USD 130.38 55%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2017/08/31
  • 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 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.06
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 21.06
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 8.92
Photobook finish + USD 8.92
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 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child
USD 130.38
USD 130.38
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 130.38
USD 130.38

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Adult/Child
USD 49.14
USD 49.14
USD 130.38 62%off
USD 130.38 62%off
Participation period: 2017/07/03 - 2017/08/31
The early morning plan requires you to be on time. Please understand that lateness can be subject to extra fees.

For people 145 cm and above.
  • 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 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.06
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 21.06
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 8.92
Photobook finish + USD 8.92
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 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult
USD 170.50
USD 170.50
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 170.50
USD 170.50

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Adult
USD 79.23
USD 79.23
USD 170.50 54%off
USD 170.50 54%off
Participation period: 2017/07/03 - 2017/08/31
  • 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 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.06
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 21.06
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 8.92
Photobook finish + USD 8.92
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 85.25
USD 85.25
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 85.25
USD 85.25

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Adult/Child
USD 49.14
USD 49.14
USD 85.25 42%off
USD 85.25 42%off
Participation period: 2016/10/20 - 2017/08/31
  • 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 8.92
Photo Album + USD 8.92
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.02
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.02
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 31.59
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 31.59
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 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 200.59
USD 200.59
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 200.59
USD 200.59

Save up to 62% (until 2017/08/31)

Child (Age 5-10)
USD 140.41
USD 140.41
USD 200.59 30%off
USD 200.59 30%off
Participation period: 2016/02/01 - 2017/08/31
  • 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 49.14
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 49.14
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Additional photos + USD 10.03
Additional photos + USD 10.03
Tabi socks + USD 3.91
Tabi socks + USD 3.91
Package detail / Schedule
Kid's Samurai Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 140.41
USD 140.41
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 140.41
USD 140.41
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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 49.14
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 49.14
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.03
Additional photos + USD 10.03
Additional photos + USD 10.03
Tabi socks + USD 3.91
Tabi socks + USD 3.91
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.
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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From USD 49.14

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(4.52/5.00) 4.52 / 5
(21 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily

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I think the best part about this place is it gets you to a most beautiful area in Kyoto. The makeup was done (though there were touches I kinda wanted to fix) quickly, the kimono was beautiful. It was...more
This experience has been the highlight of my trip. The transformation was incredible, and every step of the way was carefully executed with the utmost precision. I was so impressed with how the studio...more
by: Amanda
It was a dream come true to experience the full maiko experience and to walk out fully dressed (which was quite an exciting experience sitting for full makeup and then being dressed) to show off to my...more
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