Transform into maiko in the beautiful Kiyomizu area
Located near Kiyomizu Temple, this shop offers maiko transformation and kimono rental services. If you would like to experience how maiko wear their makeup and gorgeous kimono, we highly recommend that you try it here. It is easy to transform as you don’t need to bring anything to this shop! It only takes about 3 hours for a preparation and photo taking, so you can become maiko and do sightseeing between and after this experience. There is a service to remove your makeup with all the cosmetics such as lotion, shampoo, and baby oil so you don’t need to worry about your look after the photo taking. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_Maiko-transform
Transform Into Maiko (stroll plan)
If you would like to try an experience of becoming a maiko, we highly recommend this plan! It is easy as you don’t need to bring anything to this shop. After filling out the form with your information, you will move to a room to change your clothes to an undershirt provided by this shop. Then you will have your make up! It is very interesting that face powder dough would be applied to your face, and it feels a bit cool. Your hair would be tied up by net to put on a maiko wig. You can choose your favorite kimono from many selections. It will be tied a little tight, so if it is too much, please don’t hesitate to tell the staff. *It is ￥8,900 (till February 25th. As this price may change after the period, please check with the shop)
Photo Shooting (included in the plan)
If you choose the Stroll Plan, this photo shooting is included. When you go to the studio, you will have 6 cuts with different poses. The photos would be given to you after this plan, but if you would like to keep the photo data, you can buy it for ￥1,000. After the photo shooting, you can go outside for 45 minutes (depending on the weather). As it is located near Kiyomizu Temple, you can enjoy taking photos while walking the historical places.
Manner & Tips
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Please do not take a photo while having the makeup done and changing your clothes.
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Maiko Transformation Studio Shiki / 舞妓変身スタジオ四季
|Category||Makeover / Dress up, Cultural Experience|
|Address||351-16 Masuya-cho, Kodaiji Minamimon, Higashiyama-ku. Kyoto-shi|
|Directions||About a 5-minute walk from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.|
|Open Hours||9am - 5pm (Reception closes) *Telephone reservations 7am - 11pm|
|Reservations||Yes (you can reserve thorough the internet and also by phone)|
|Notes||Please make a reservation before you visit this shop!|
Stroll Plan ￥8,900 (till February 25th. As this price may change after the period, please check with the shop) There are many other plans, so please ask this shop or check their website (English, Chinese Cantonese and Korean)!
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted|
Many of the staff speak English and also there are some Chinese staff in this shop
|Information||English, Chinese, and Korean|
|Lanuages spoken||English and Chinese|