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Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

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    Stop At: Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover, 499-8 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama-ku, 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
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    Departure Point
    Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover, 499-8 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Maiko experience
    • Pictures of 3 poses
    • Three 2L-size (127×178mm) photos.
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Make-up products to use after the Maiko makeup is removed
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Participation requirements: 10 years and above Height:145㎝ and above Please consult us if bust or hip size is 120cm and above Gender:Female
    • Free Wi-Fi:〇
    • Toilet:〇 (Western style)
    • Other things to note: If you have a sensitive skin, the experience is at your own risk
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Date of experience: September 2019
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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