Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】

A maiko experience in a real teahouse (place where geiko entertain their guests) in the Gion district established in the Taisho Era (1912-1926). Prepare to become a maiko, typical for Kyoto and pictures will be taken of your beautiful maiko appearance in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto). No special preparation is necessary. Please leave everything to the staff that day. You will receive three 2L-size (127×178mm) photos.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

・Change into a maiko with Japanese makeup, a gorgeous kimono and a brilliant hair ornament.

・Photography in the authentic Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (Kyoto townhouse), where water filled bamboo-tubes and garden lanterns have been arranged.

・A photographer, who knows the essence of the beauty of maiko, will take pictures
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




【OUTLINE】

A maiko experience in a real teahouse (place where geiko entertain their guests) in the Gion district established in the Taisho Era (1912-1926). Prepare to become a maiko, typical for Kyoto and pictures will be taken of your beautiful maiko appearance in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto). No special preparation is necessary. Please leave everything to the staff that day. You will receive three 2L-size (127×178mm) photos.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

・Change into a maiko with Japanese makeup, a gorgeous kimono and a brilliant hair ornament.

・Photography in the authentic Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (Kyoto townhouse), where water filled bamboo-tubes and garden lanterns have been arranged.

・A photographer, who knows the essence of the beauty of maiko, will take pictures

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover, 499-8 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan

・Change into a maiko

The venue for the maiko experience is a real teahouse in the Gion district established in the Taisho Era, which is a 1-minute walk from the south gate of the Yasaka Shrine.

When you come to the shop you will be immediately turned into a maiko. After putting on special underwear for a kimono, Japanese make-up will follow.

And last you can change into your favorite gorgeous kimono. You can then select a Japanese hair ornament that matches your style.

・Photography at the Tsuboniwa courtyard.

In the authentic Tsuboniwa in Kyo-Machiya, water filled bamboo-tubes and garden lanterns have been arranged and the beautiful backgrounds of the four seasons makes the appearance of the maiko shine more.

In the Tsuboniwa, the photographer, who knows the essence of the beauty of maiko, will teach you how to pose like a maiko and will take pictures of your maiko appearance from the best angles. The garden will become a private space with only one two people during the photography. You can also take pictures by yourself for 10 minutes in the garden or in front of the store using your own smart phone or camera.

・Photo pick up

Take off the kimono and the wig, also take off your make-up and go back to your old self. When you’ve finished dressing, please take the album with the photos that are just made home with you.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes