Kyoto Classic Maiko or Men's Kimono Dress-up and Photoshoot in Gion, Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Kyoto Classic Maiko or Men's Kimono Dress-up and Photoshoot in Gion

祇園の心

Don traditional Japanese garments as ladies can dress as a lovely maiko while men can strike a pose in a dashing kimono. Children can also take part for memorable family photos during your time in Kyoto.

  • 祇園の心
  • IMG_0064n2
  • 花街の心
  • 0043
  • おこしやす
  • ろおじ
  • 1 (2)
▼ Read more
Price
Heart of the Hanamachi Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 119.75
USD 119.75
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/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 119.75
USD 119.75
Four photos will be taken by a professional photographer in an authentic Kyoto machiya townhouse. The key to an authentic Maiko transformation is in the make-up, wig, and genuine long obi-sash. This package is for those who aren't up to walking the streets of Kyoto in full maiko dress.

Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / 1 kimono / 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm) / Half-wig for maiko / Maiko make-up / Kimono dress-up
Package detail / Schedule
Heart of Gion Plan (4 Photos & Outdoor Photo Shoot)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 182.22
USD 182.22
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/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 182.22
USD 182.22
Take photos outdoors on a sunny day after being transformed into a beautiful maiko. A staff member will accompany you to take photos with your own camera or phone. Enjoy the seasonal sites of Kyoto as a photographer will assist your photo taking.
Please note that on rainy days, this plan will be held indoors.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / 1 kimono / 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm) / Half-wig for maiko / Maiko make-up / Kimono dress-up / Outdoor photoshoot / Kimono stroll
Package detail / Schedule
Heart of Gion Plan (8 Photos & Outdoor Photo Shoot)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 234.28
USD 234.28
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/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 234.28
USD 234.28
Take photos outdoors on a sunny day after being transformed into a beautiful maiko. A staff member will accompany you to take photos with your own camera or phone. Enjoy the seasonal sites of Kyoto as a photographer will assist your photo taking.
Please note that on rainy days, this plan will be held indoors.

Duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / 1 kimono / 8 printed photos (photo size 178 mm x 127 mm) / Half-wig for maiko / Maiko make-up / Kimono dress-up / Outdoor photoshoot / Kimono stroll
Package detail / Schedule
Hikaru Genji Plan (For Men)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 52.06
USD 52.06
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/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 52.06
USD 52.06
Take this opportunity for men to dress up in a casual kimono and take a walk. If you're accompanying a lady doing the Maiko experience, join in for some great photos.

Please note that this plan does not include professional photos in the studio.
This plan also does not include makeup or hair styling as well.

Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Kimono dress-up / Men's loose kimono
Package detail / Schedule
Ryoma Plan (For Men)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 104.13
USD 104.13
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/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 104.13
USD 104.13
Get into the full men's kimono and take beautiful photos in the machiya townhouse. This plan is specifically to accompany a lady taking part in a photo shoot.

Please note that this plan does not include professional photos in the studio.
This plan also does not include makeup or hair styling as well.

Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / 2 printed photos (photo size 178 mm x 127 mm) / Kimono dress-up / Men's loose kimono or hakama
Package detail / Schedule
Children's Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Child (Age 4-15)
USD 135.36
USD 135.36
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 4-15)
USD 135.36
USD 135.36
Let young girls take part in a fun maiko dress-up experience. Children will be able to have maiko makeup done by professionals and wear a wig to get the perfect maiko-look.
Children ages 4 and above may take part, however, some children may dislike makeup on their faces or struggle wearing the kimono. Please make sure the child is accompanied by an adult and be able to communicate with the staff in order to assure their comfort.

4 photos will be provided along with a digital copy of the printed image as a CD-R.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hours
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / 1 kimono / 4 printed photos (photo size 89 mm x 127 mm) / Half-wig for maiko / Maiko make-up / Kimono dress-up / Digital photo data of printed images in CD-R
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 (Hide details)
  • 08:45 Check-in at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch
  • 09:00 Preparation
    2 Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get helpful assistance by the hospitable staff as you get prepared.
  • Hair and Makeup
    3 Ladies will be eligible to get makeup done to have the perfect maiko look. Get assistance to wear a wig that will be suited for both long-haired and short-haired participants. Add cute accessories for a cute look!
  • Dressing
    宮川の心 Get helpful assistance as you wear a kimono of your choice. Make sure you are securely tucked in while being comfortable in the traditional garment.
  • Photo Session
    0043 Depending on your plan you can take professional photos inside or take a stroll outside for pictures in the ancient capital. Enjoy taking selfies with your own camera or phone during this time.
  • Make-up Removal
    There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hairdryer, and an iron will be available to use.
  • Take Home Photos
    祇園の心 For plans that have take home photos can receive photos of your experience on the day of your activity to take home.

    Please check the plan details and the inclusions for the number of photos.
  • Activity Ends at Kokoro Hanashizuku Gion Branch
Notes
Restriction(s)
Required Items to Bring & Attire
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Please do not take photos within the studio with your own camera. However, you are more than welcome to take photos within the open space within the store. If you are traveling alone, the staff will be more than happy to help you with picture taking as well.
    • You may take home the individual photos on the day of your activity.
    • Please be advised that the staff is able to speak a limited amount of English.
    • There are no guides on this activity.
    • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
    • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
    • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
    • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway)
      If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.
    • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
    • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
    • In the case of rain, the photoshoot will be held indoors instead.
    • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
    • Additional fare will be needed to take photos outside the designated area in the shop. (e.g. storefront or hallway)
      If you wish to take photos there, please ask the staff for the options and pay on site.
    • For those using hard contacts lenses, please bring your lens case. You will be required to remove your lenses while your makeup is being applied.
    • Only maiko make-up is available, so please feel free to bring your own make-up to apply once your maiko make-up has been removed.
    • Photos in the form of data will be available for purchase on site. Images will be given in a CD-R or can be sent through LINE. You can also bring your own USB flash drive and have files transferred. (USB drives are not for sale.)
Activity provider
FAQ
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

Next
From USD 52.06
From USD 52.06

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily
Share your experience with other travelers.

USD 52.06 ~
USD 52.06 ~
Kyoto Classic Maiko or Men's Kimono Dress-up and Photoshoot in Gion
See all 6 options