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Authentic Maiko or Geisha Makeover and Photo Shoot Experience in Gion

野外撮影

Pretty pictures against the backdrop of Kyoto

While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

  • 野外撮影
  • お庭プラン2
  • なかよし
  • カップル2
  • 高台寺公園2
  • メイクルーム
  • へや・散策コース (3)
Choose to take portraits in the studio, or to enjoy some of Kyoto's most famous sights while dressed as an elegant maiko or geisha. Great for friends, family or really original engagement photos!
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Price
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 117.57
USD 117.57
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 117.57
USD 117.57
  • へや・散策コース
    Let's take a picture as if you are a real Maiko!
Take photos in a real Japanese cafe from the Taisho era in Gion. With professional lighting and make up, you will look like a real maiko!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in different poses / 4 pictures of 2L size / Unlimited self-taken photos
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    舞妓さんの出来上がり Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    お座敷撮影 You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    撮影風景 Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 127.80
USD 127.80
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 127.80
USD 127.80
  • お庭プラン
    You will find yourself different from usual.
Take pictures in the garden of the machiya (Kyoto-style townhouse), surrounded by lanterns and bamboo. Enjoy posing in your gorgeous kimono and dramatic make up!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 3 pictures in the garden / 3 pictures of 2L size / 10 minutes of self-taken photos
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    お庭撮影 Take pictures in a Japanese-style garden of the machiya, where lanterns and bamboo provide a dramatic backdrop, while still being private.
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
Indoor Photo Shoot and Stroll Plan
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 138.02
USD 138.02
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 10 & over)
USD 138.02
USD 138.02
  • 野外撮影
    With various scenes in the Strolling Plan.
After taking pictures in the studio, you are free to explore Kyoto dressed as a maiko. Feel like a celebrity!
As the studio is located in Higashiyama, many of Kyoto's top sights are just a 10 minute walk away.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 4 pictures in the room / 4 pictures of 2L size / 60 minute stroll / Unlimited self-taken photos
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Photo Shoot
    なかよしプラン Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Strolling through Kyoto
    散策 Enjoy exploring Kyoto while dressed to the nines, and take as many pictures as you want!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
AYA Luxurious Plan
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 199.36
USD 199.36
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.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 199.36
USD 199.36
  • ねねの道
    How about taking a nice photo for making memory.
Once dressed in your maiko finery, take pictures in the studio, machiya garden and outside. Then you are free to stroll through Gion in your beautiful kimono!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / 1 picture in the studio / 1 picture in the garden / 4 pictures outside / 1 indoor picture, 1 picture in the spot garden, and 4 outside picture in 2L size / CD-R with all the data / Unlimited self-taken photos / 30 minute stroll
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    お座敷撮影 Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Garden Photo Shoot
    お庭撮影 Take pictures in the garden of the machiya, surrounded by lanterns and bamboo.
  • Outdoor Photo Shoot
    野外撮影 Take pictures around Gion, and feel like a celebrity.
  • Free Stroll (30 mins)
    散策 Enjoy a short stroll around Gion and Higashiyama, and see some of the best sights of Kyoto dressed in maiko finery!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Additional Kimono for Male Participant + USD 51.12
Pictures not included. Additional taking-photo session is available.
Package detail / Schedule
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
1 Group
USD 194.25
USD 194.25
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.
1 Group
USD 194.25
USD 194.25
  • カップル
    For the ceremonial picture of wife and husband?
Capture memories of your trip to Kyoto with your partner on film, as a unique souvenir or even engagement photography!
Kimono's for men are also available.
Fee is for 2 people.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / Men's kimono / 2 single pictures of female participant, 2 couple pictures in the studio / 2 pictures of 2L size of female participant, 2 couple pictures / CD-R with all the data / 2 laminated couple pictures / 10 minutes for self-taken photos
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    舞妓さんの出来上がり You won't believe your eyes.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    カップル野外撮影プラン Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Wear the dramatic black kimono of the geisha instead of the colorful maiko style.
Package detail / Schedule
Couple Studio and Outdoor Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
1 Group
USD 255.59
USD 255.59
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.
1 Group
USD 255.59
USD 255.59
  • カップル2
    ... or as a couple!
Only 2 couples per day! This special plan allows you to get pictures taken with your partner with Kyoto as your background. Then, enjoy a romantic 30 minute stroll through Gion and Higashiyama.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Maiko or Geisha kimono and accessories / Men's kimono / 2 couple pictures in the studio / 4 pictures taken outside / 30 minute stroll / 2 laminated couple pictures / CD-R(with all of the data)
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 - 14:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 (Hide details)
  • 09:00 Meet at Gion AYA
  • Make Up  
    メイク前のカウンセリング You will have an individual counselling session before having your make up done, to make sure you are comfortable with the products used.
  • Hair Styling
    半かつら We use Han-Katsura (half-wig) to give the most elegant effect.
  • Kimono Selection
    着物選び Please choose your favorite kimono and obi belt.
  • Kimono Dressing
    だらり帯 Our staff will dress you and tie the 'Darari obi' by hand, which is the maiko style.
  • Transformation Complete!
    20150521085746_475080053_11320_9 You won't believe your eyes.
  • Indoor Photo Shoot
    カップル Take pictures in a Japanese-style room!
  • Outdoor Photo Shoot
    カップル野外撮影プラン3 Take pictures around Gion, and feel like a celebrity.
  • Free Stroll (30 mins)
    カップル野外撮影プラン2 Enjoy a short stroll around Gion and Higashiyama, and see some of the best sights of Kyoto together.
  • Ends at Gion AYA
Add-ons:
Geisha Experience free
Geisha Experience free
Wear the dramatic black kimono of the geisha, rather than the colorful maiko style.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • [Things to bring]
      ・Regular make up
      ・Lotion for your skin
      ・Hair styling goods
      ・Case for contact lenses
      ・Cell phone or camera to take pictures
    • [Thing we provide ]
      ・Shampoo with conditioner
      ・Hair dryer
      ・Lots of towels
      ・Baby oil for taking off your makeup
      ・Face washing soap
      ・Lotion for skin
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • There are additional options available on site. If you choose any, please pay on the day.
    • Please let us know beforehand in case you'll be late for or wish to cancel this activity.The activity will be cancelled if you are more than 10 minutes late without having informed us.
    • Please understand that refunds will not be issued for those who cannot attend the experience due to delicate skin on the day of your tour.
    • This plan is a special offer so other coupons are not accepted.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 70% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 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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