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Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto provided by Attractive JAPAN

Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover
    499-8 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan
    Meeting point:Gion AYA 499-8,Shimogawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto    Access: 【Taxi】(recommended) From Kyoto station is take around 15 minutes (1,200 yen) Let the driver know that you want to go to Ryotei Hamasaku. 【Train】 1. Take the number 7 exit at Gion Shijo station on the Keihan Main Line and take the Shijo-dori Street in the direction of the Yasaka Shrine. 2. At the intersection in front of the Yasaka shrine, cross the street in the direction of the Gion Koban (Police box) and turn left. Cross the crosswalk in front of the shop called Tsuruha drug store in the direction of the Yasaka Shrine. 3.Turn right in front of the Yasaka shrine and walk 100 meters. Turn left at Hotel Sunline and walk 100 meters. 4.Turn right in front of Cafe Jouvencelle and walk 35 meters. Turn left on the road between the Japanese-style confectionery shop and Ryotei Hamasaku and the shop is on your left side.
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    Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover
    Stop: 3 hours
    ・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.
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Departure Point
Gion AYA Maiko & Geisha Makeover, 499-8 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan
2h 30m
  • Maiko experience
  • Pictures of 3 poses
  • Three 2L-size (127×178mm) photos.
  • Local taxes
  • Make-up products to use after the Maiko makeup is removed
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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