1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Gion

Kyoto: 2-Hour Maiko Makeover and Photo Shoot

Product ID: 64846
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Dress like a real maiko, an apprentice geiko, and pose like one too. Have your hair styled with a wig and traditional makeup applied and then be photographed in a studio to capture this unique experience in Kyoto. Share the photos with friends and family.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
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Traditional Chinese, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean

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  • Be made up and dressed like an exact replica of a maiko
  • Have pictures taken during the makeover
  • Learn to pose and walk like a traditional maiko
Full description
On this special 2-hour activity, learn about the life and art of the maiko, or apprentice geiko. Maiko are female performing artists who wear traditional makeup, hairstyles and costumes.

They work in the Gion area and perform various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. The maiko are apprentices and are between 15 and 20 years old. You don’t have to be in this age range to participate in the Yumeyakata Maiko Makeover project, however!

The professional staff will apply your makeup, use a wig, and dress you extravagantly to look like the real thing. They'll also show you the proper maiko poses for beautiful pictures. 

The package includes studio photography, so you’ll have souvenir photos to show your family and friends.
  • Kimono rental
  • Maiko makeup
  • Use of a wig
  • Photo studio (3 shots)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)

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Meeting point

Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata - Gojo shop Address: 〒600-8104 128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

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From US$ 105.51 per person

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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata

Product ID: 64846