Become a maiko yourself with a wonderful makeover including white make-up, a black wig and a beautiful kimono.
The maiko or geisha look is truly iconic; sumptuous ornate kimono, white make-up and elaborate hair ornaments are instantly recognisable. But have you ever dreamed of yourself dressed as a geisha strolling the Gion backstreets or under the cherry blossom trees? InsideJapan can help you get into the mind of a maiko with a dress-up experience.
We can arrange for you to visit a photographic studio in Kyoto where you will be transformed into a maiko with full make-up, wig and a choice of kimono. Afterwards you can pose for professional photos for a fantastic souvenir of your time in Japan. There's also the option to spend a few hours exploring the temples and gardens of the Higashiyama district in your full geisha outfit; a sure-fire way to confuse other tourists who may mistake you for the real deal!
This experience is not only for women, men can get the full samurai look too!
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