Kyoto: Rent a Kimono for 1 day
- Duration options: 1 - 1.5 hours
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As a man, this was such a fun experience. When I checked in, I think the (male) receptionist was a bit shocked to see it was only me, but he handled it with care and I didn't feel embarrassed at all. The photoshoot itself only lasted about 10 minutes, but they do offer to take some personal pictures with your cell phone. (So you don't only get the professionally shot photos advertised!) They also have an option to go to a private shoot in a home, but the cost was like $400 or something. Something to consider if you really want to have an extra special experience.
This was one of the best things we did in Kyoto. My wife loved it. The process felt very authentic to her and the kimono was elaborate and ornate. The makeup artist and stylist did a fantastic job and allowed her color and style choices. Even local Japanese were having Maiko Geisha makeovers at this studio so you felt good about their work
Lovely experience getting all made up and dressed up as a maiko. The phtotographer also really knows how to make you look and pose as a maiko. We have some really nice pictures as a souvenir of a great trip!
Really fun! They also took some pics with my phone which was really nice too. Totally worth it for a fun experience and digital photos you can take home.
It was such a great experience to wear a kimono, the place was super organized and the employees were very helpful.