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Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya

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Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya

189 Reviews
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499-8 Shimogawaracho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0825 Kyoto Prefecture
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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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Corine<3Travel wrote a review Apr 2020
Hoorn, The Netherlands2 contributions
I compared a lot of studio's and liked this one the best, based on lacation, price, options, information on the site. The location is perfect for photo's outside, al the streets in the area are very traditional, even if you don't go to the famous streets in Gion. The transformation felt really authentic, some of the products I thought were a bid odd, like a multi purpose wax, are very traditional according to a friend who studies geisha culture at the university in Kyoto. The kimono has many many many layers which was very uncomfortable because it was a very very very hot day (inside the traditional building it is nice and cool), but they were prepared and had a cool pack ready for the shoot outside. Mayumi the photographer is very good in coaching me with hardly any modeling experience. Even beter was Naomi, she did the transformation and helped out with everything else. She even helped me take a lot of pictures when i had my free time because I was alone. I am really pleased with the result and it was a great experience and, even more then i thought it would, gives a small insight into Maiko live. Which makes there grace and ease of moving even more impressive.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from GionAYA, マネージャー at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya
Responded Jun 25, 2020
Sorry for my late reply. Thank you for visiting Gion AYA! We are very happy that you enjoyed shooting outdoors. Mayumi unfortunately retired, but Naomi is still enrolled, so I'll show her your review. It may be difficult to come to Kyoto right now due to COVID-19, but please come back to Kyoto again in the near future. All the staff are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your wonderful review.
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lkislock wrote a review Mar 2020
Kelowna, Canada3 contributions
If you really want to feel like a Geisha - then you must visit Maiko and Geisha Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Area. I felt like a princess having my hair and makeup done. An excellent choice of luxurious kimonos. Lots of photography options. Highly recommend! A special thank you to make up artist, Mirai and photographer Toshiko!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GionAYA, マネージャー at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Thank you for coming AYA!!! And your reveiw! Mirai and Yoshiko and laa staff are very glad to hear your reveiw. You and your son's girl friend were so beautiful Geisha!!! The time we spent with you was really fun and meaningful! We are looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Thank you:)
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Emzshea wrote a review Feb 2020
Welling, United Kingdom56 contributions24 helpful votes
I can't rate this place enough. From start to finish it was an amazing experience. The staff were all lovely and very attentive. The experience flowed smoothly and I had the most amazing time. The make up was fantastic and there were many kimonos to choose from. The packages are very fairly priced and the photos you get at the end are fab. No one pushes you to buy anything extra, which makes you feel at ease. I'd go back and get it done all over again if I had the time. There was an apprentice photographer who was so sweet and gave me a special photo and origami for my birthday. I'd highly recommend the experience!!!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GionAYA, マネージャー at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you for visitng AYA! We are glad to hear that you had fun with this experience. We are glad that you all enjoyed it. We are looking forward to meet you again! Hope you had a blast in Kyoto. Arigato!
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Carol M wrote a review Feb 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful. She did two dances but the best bit was we got to ask her questions and then they showed a film. The tea ceremony was good.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GionAYA, マネージャー at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thanks for the review. However, you may be reviewing to another store. Our studio does not provide a tea ceremony. Thank you for your confirmation.
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Jaan wrote a review Feb 2020
Chiryu, Japan1 contribution
Thanks to the staff. Very friendly and accommodating. The place is quite narrow. I would like to come back again and bring my friends.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from GionAYA, マネージャー at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Thank you for coming AYA!! And review:) We are very glad to hear your review. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you!!!
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