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Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at studio

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Maiko Experience
Courses Maiko and Geisha makeover experience place AYA

※including 8% tax

Photo shoot at Japanese traditional 100-year-old machiya townhouse.

Studio Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at studio

2 - 2.5 hours

12,420 yen (incl. tax)

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 4 studio shots
  • 4 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • 10 minutes free photo time / 1 group
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Courtyard Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at cortyard

2 - 2.5 hours

13,500 yen (incl. tax)

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 3 courtyard shots
  • 3 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • 10 minutes free photo time / 1 group
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Walking Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at cortyard

3 hours

14,580 yen (incl. tax)

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 4 studio shots
  • 4 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • 60 minutes walk in the legendary Gion quarter / 1 group
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※including 8% tax

Photo shoot at Japanese traditional 100-year-old machiya townhous + outside locations full of the romance and spirit of traditional Japan

AYA Luxurious Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at studio

3 - 3.5 hours

21,060 yen (incl. tax)

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 1 studio shot
  • 1 courtyard shot
  • 4 outside location shots with photographer
  • 6 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • CD-R loaded with all photos is included
  • 30 minutes walk in the legendary Gion quarter / 1 group
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AYA Ultimate Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at cortyard

3.5 hours

31,860 yen (incl. tax)

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 2 studio shots
  • 2 courtyard shots
  • 8 outside location shots with photographer
  • 12 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • CD-R loaded with all photos is included
  • 30 minutes walk in the legendary Gion quarter / 1 group
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※including 8% tax

Set and Men's Courses

Couple Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at studio

2 - 2.5 hours

20,520 yen (incl. tax) for 2 people

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • Men's Kimono service included in photo shoot
  • 2 studio shots woman only
  • 2 studio shots with both man and woman
  • 4 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • CD-R loaded with all photos is included
  • 10 minutes free photo time / 1 group
  • 2 large-size portraits(3.5x5inch/8.89x12.7cm)
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Family Course
Maiko and Geisha makeover plan at cortyard

2 - 2.5 hours

27,000 yen (incl. tax) for 2 people

  • Make up and dress up as Maiko or Geisha
  • 2 studio shots for each person
  • 1 studio shot together
  • 5 large-size portraits with original picture cover
  • CD-R loaded with all photos is included
  • 10 minutes free photo time / 1 group
  • 10,800 yen (incl. tax) per additional woman
  • 5,400 yen (incl. tax) per additional man
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SAMURAI Course
Samurai plan at studio

1 hours

5,400 yen (incl. tax)

  • Male kimono, 10 minutes’ free time / 1 group Additional photograph 1,080 yen (incl. tax) per shot
  • Have yourself photographed in full samurai garb, brandishing a katana sword.
  • Posed photos with a katana
  • Walking option (no additional fee required)
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Additional Services

  • CD-R

    2,160 yen (incl. tax)
    All your photographs stored on CD-R.

  • Postcards

    1,080 yen (incl. tax)for 3 cards
    You can have the postcards made from your favorite photo.

  • Additional portrait

    From 540 yen (incl. tax)~
    L size (8.9 cm x 12.7cm) / 2L size (12.7cm x 17.8cm) / A4 size (21.0cm x 29.7cm)

  • Additional studio shots

    1,080 yen (incl. tax)per shot
    Additional photography at Japanese traditional 100-year-old machiya townhouse.

  • Additional courtyard shots

    1,620 yen (incl. tax)per shot
    Additional photography in courtyard of Japanese traditional 100-year-old machiya townhouse

  • Free walking time

    1,620 yen (incl. tax)per 30 minutes / 1 person
    30-minute walk in the legendary Gion quarter
    2,700 yen (incl. tax)per 60 minutes/ 1 person
    60-minute walk in the legendary Gion quarter

Free choice to the Geisha makeover You can choose the Geisha makeover on all plans. Maiko style is young and cute. Geisha(Geiko) style is adult cool japanese style.
An actual Maiko (an apprentice Geisha or dancing girl) will become a Geisha (Japanese dancing girl) at the age of 20. However, as this is a session to experience, please feel free to choose the style you like regardless of age.
Maiko Style
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A cute style for makeup is used in order to bring out the youthfulness. However, a Maiko can also use an elegant style of makeup. They use ornate hairpins with flowers attached. The resplendent long-sleeved kimono (traditional Japanese clothing) and loose obi (belt for kimono) is characteristic for a Maiko.

Geisha(Geiko) Style
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The makeup effect is adult-like and cool. They use ornate hairpins made out of tortoiseshells. The kimono often has simple patterns, and calm colors, and the belt is tied in “otaiko”, a common way of tying a kimono’s sash (standard).

Choose the kimono for your makeover

Please check our kimono catalogue.
You can choose your kimono for your maiko transformation when you visit.

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Maiko and Geisha makeover experience kimono

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Location full of the romance spirit of traditional Japan

You can stroll around as a Maiko in the environs of our studio in the heart of Kyoto's legendary Gion district.

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