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Kyoto Maiko Makeover and Samurai Dress-up Experience with Optional Stroll Plan
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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
  • Putting on maiko white make up and lipstick
  • maiko (2)
  • Costumed maiko kneeling on tatami mats
  • maiko (5)

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Review Rebate Special (until 2020/02/29)

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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NOTICE:
As the shop will be moving to a new location, participants are advised to check their booking date and the studio's new address below.

Until March 9, 2020:
Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki
Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho,Kodaiji Minamimon,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi

From March 16,2020:
Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki (New)
Address: 2-chome, 208-7 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
Price
Review Rebate Special / Maiko Stroll Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 3.
Adult
USD 217.52
USD 217.52
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 217.52
USD 217.52
Review rebate
Only 10 spot(s) left
List price USD 217.52 Final price2-for-1
Only 10 slots left
List price USD 217.52 Final price 2-for-1

Review Rebate Special

Receive the tickets for the price of one (1) in exchange for your review!

Participation period: 2019/12/10 - 2020/02/29

1. Participants are required to purchase full priced adults and will be reimbursed for the amount of one (1) adult in return for your review on the activity.
2. Limit one (1) free adult per VELTRA account.
3. Review must be submitted AFTER you participate in the activity.
4. Review must exceed 200 characters in length and be written within fourteen (14) days of activity participation.
5. Review Rebate bookings cannot be canceled or rescheduled.
6. This offer does not apply to bookings made under a Travel Agent account.

Includes:
Makeup
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (4 poses)
Free photo time (45 minutes) - Stroll through Kyoto and take pictures!

Duration: 3 hours + customer's return (high season, weekends/public holidays may take more time)
Participants must be female, 145 cm or taller.
During the winter, due to light availability, the latest start time will be 14:30.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Free Walking Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 10.36
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.36
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
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 9.22
Photobook finish + USD 9.22
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 (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 217.52
USD 217.52
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 217.52
USD 217.52

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Adult
USD 102.55
USD 102.55
USD 217.52 53%off
USD 217.52 53%off
Participation period: 2019/10/01 - 2020/02/29
  • maiko (8)
  • maiko (7)
Includes:
Makeup
Kimono dressing in your selected kimono
Studio photo shoot (4 poses)
Free photo time (45 minutes) - Stroll through Kyoto and take pictures!

Duration: 3 hours + customer's return (high season, weekends/public holidays may take more time)
Participants must be female, 145 cm or taller.
During the winter, due to light availability, the latest start time will be 14:30.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Free Walking Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 10.36
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.36
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
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 9.22
Photobook finish + USD 9.22
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 (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 186.45
USD 186.45
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 186.45
USD 186.45

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Adult
USD 71.47
USD 71.47
USD 186.45 62%off
USD 186.45 62%off
Participation period: 2019/10/01 - 2020/02/29
  • 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 female, 145 cm and taller.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 10.36
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.36
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
Geisha Makeover Option + USD 21.75
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 9.22
Photobook finish + USD 9.22
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 (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 113.94
USD 113.94
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 113.94
USD 113.94

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Adult
USD 61.11
USD 61.11
USD 113.94 46%off
USD 113.94 46%off
Participation period: 2019/10/01 - 2020/02/29
  • 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
Participants must be male, 145 cm or taller.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 9.22
Photo Album + USD 9.22
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.21
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 6.21
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 32.63
Free time walking around for 45-minutes + USD 32.63
Package detail / Schedule
Japanese Bride Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 517.91
USD 517.91
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 517.91
USD 517.91

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Adult
USD 258.96
USD 258.96
USD 517.91 50%off
USD 517.91 50%off
Participation period: 2019/10/01 - 2020/02/29
  • 四季本店2
Dress up in the pure white kimono of a traditional wedding.
Includes:
Makeup
Bridal kimono dressing
Studio photo shoot (4 poses)
Free photo time (20 minutes)
Take pictures or video with your own camera!

Duration: ~2.5 hours
Participants must be female, 145 cm or taller.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Child (Age 5-10)
USD 290.03
USD 290.03
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 290.03
USD 290.03

Save up to 62% (until 2020/02/29)

Child (Age 5-10)
USD 124.30
USD 124.30
USD 290.03 57%off
USD 290.03 57%off
Participation period: 2019/10/01 - 2020/02/29
  • 子供舞妓
  • 四季本店1
Includes:
Makeup
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 female children between 5 and 10, and between 110 cm to 140 cm in height.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Studio Photo Shoot / Photo Album / Free Photo Time / Make up and Kimono Dressing
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    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 49.83
Photo Shoot Outside + USD 49.83
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.17
All Photo Data (CD) + USD 10.17
Additional photos + USD 10.17
Additional photos + USD 10.17
Tabi socks + USD 3.96
Tabi socks + USD 3.96
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.
    • Maiko/geiko dress-up limited to female participants only, as samurai dress-up is to men.
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 390 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.
    • Observers who wish to ride the rickshaw may join by paying an additional fee on the day of your tour.
    • 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.)
Activity provider
FAQ
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • 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 61.11
From USD 61.11

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.51/5.00) 4.51 / 5
(69 reviews)

Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

Very organized and we were so impressed with how diligent the staff was with our makeup and costume.
When we arrived to the studio the place was lovely, super clean and the personnel was very nice and professional. The atmosphere was welcoming we were treated very well, the lady that did my makeup wa...more
by: Gaurav
It brings me great delight to say that this was a great makeover tour of Kyoto. Worth every penny spend. Explore the city embracing the way people did here many years back.
USD 61.11 ~
USD 61.11 ~
4.51 / 5
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