Retro-Modern Kimono Makeover and Photo Experience in Kyoto

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Get dressed and styled in an adorable antique kimono with a modern twist. Add to the nostalgic style with cute accessories and try a different type of photo shoot for amazing pictures.

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Step back to the roaring 1920s of Japan as you dress-up in a fashionable Taisho era style kimono. The unique mix of traditional style, chic accessories, and modern make-up and hair blend into a one-of-a-kind Japanese kawaii style photo shoot.
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Price
Kokohime A Course
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 134.49
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3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Duration: 2.5 hours

Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 1 Women's Kimono / 1 Style of hair and make-up / 3 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Package detail / Schedule
Kokohime B Course
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 174.34
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5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) and 2 postcards
Duration: 3 hours

Includes: 1 kimono, hair styling, make-up
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 1 Women's Kimono / 1 Style of hair and make-up / 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) / 2 Postcards
Package detail / Schedule
Kokohime Couple Course
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Adult/Child (Age 15 & over)
USD 234.11
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    Try a cute Japanese pop style kimono
A special plan for gentlemen who would like to accompany the lady during the photo shoot.

5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm)
Duration: 3 hours

Includes: 1 kimono, 1 men's kimono, hair styling and make-up (for ladies only)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: 1 Women's Kimono / 1 Men's Kimono / 5 photos (12 cm x 16.5 cm) / Hair styling and make-up (for ladies only)
Package detail / Schedule
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
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  • 08:50 Meet at Esperanto
  • Preparation
    main_05 Put your belongings (except your wallet, phone and other valuables) in the locker. Get changed into the under kimono first.
  • Kimono Selection
    main_05 Discuss with the staff and select a cute kimono of your choice.
  • Make-up
    main_05 The staff will apply a make-up suited for you. If you have any requests, please let them know.
  • Hair Arrangement
    main_05 Select a hair style of your choice. There are many full wigs available to match with the kimono you selected.
  • Kimono Dress-up
    main_05 Have the staff assist you as you wear your retro-style kimono. You will be able to select an obi sash of your choice.
  • Accessory Selection
    main_05 Find cute charms, hair pins and other accessories made by the staff to add to your kimono.
  • Studio Photo shoot
    main_05 Step into the studio where a professional photographer will be taking your pictures. Even if you are unsure of how to pose, the cameraman will help you look like a model. Bring in additional props for a different image.
  • Make-up Removal
    main_05 There will be an area to remove your make-up and touch up your face. Basic make-up, hair dryer, and an iron will be available to use.
  • Photo Selection
    main_05 Pick out the photos of your choice out of the ones you took, and you will receive them on the same day!
  • Activity Ends at Esperanto
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • People 15 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Feel free to come in any kind of attire along with make-up.
      Please do not wear bra-top shirts if you are doing the oiran experience.
    • Please bring your usual make-up to touch up before leaving.
      Inner kimono, tabi socks, make-up remover, basic make-up, towel, hair dryer will be available at the studio.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Printed photos will be put in a special album by Esperanto and given to you. Photos will be edited and mailed to you within a month after your experience. For those visiting from overseas, you will be able to receive your photos on the day of your activity.
    • You will not be needing prior reservations for more photos, CD-R with all your photos, A5 hard card photo book and other options. Feel free to ask the staff on the day of your tour.
    • Please understand that, for women to feel comfortable during their photo shoot, the staff will ask for gentlemen who are not taking part in the photo shoot to wait in the waiting area.
    • All outfits are standard Japanese medium to large sizes.
      People who own their own kimono outfit are welcome to bring it as well with prior notice. Please inquire in advance.
    • Please do not take photos with your own camera or smart phone inside the studio. There is a separate photo area for you to take selfies and other photos on your own device.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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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.
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by: Adrien
This photoshoot exceeded my expectations. My friend and I did the Kokohime option. The makeup and costume artists had a lot of fun and were creative about our outfits. The photos are super high qualit...more
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