When you are walking around the Gion area, you may occasionally see Maiko or Geisha. Anyone should be longing for their kind words and gestures. You can feel free to experience such a maiko. Wearing makeup and kimono and walking around the town makes you feel like Maiko. Take beautiful pictures or ride a rickshaw. Let’s enjoy Kyoto in the mood of Maiko. In addition to Maiko, you can experience various costumes such as “Oiran” (highest-ranking prostitutes) and samurai in Kyoto.
A studio where you can experience the popular maiko experience as a memory of sightseeing in Kyoto. Each store is about a 5-minute walk from famous tourist spots such as the main station of Kyoto Station, where you can experience Kyoto as soon as you arrive, as well as Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and Arashiyama. You can get the maximum response to each request, such as the sightseeing schedule, the location of the hotel where you want to stay, whether you want to experience it in earnest, or if you want to experience it easily.
“Shimizu Sannenzaka Shinten”, designed by Kimura Hideki, a painter who works on many street paintings, such as Shoren-in Temple’s “60 sliding panel paintings”, is recommended because it makes you feel more unusual.
It is also a good point that a professional specialist manually corrects and revises the shot photo data one by one and finish it beautifully. It is attractive to have a natural and atmospheric photo carefully finished. Not only Maiko-san but also men can be dressed in Japanese style and can become Shinsengumi. There are 4 stores in Kyoto, including Kyoto Station, as well as Gion, so you can choose and experience your favorite places.
Maiko Experience “Studio Yumekoubou” is a photo spot that you can meet unlike usual through experiences transforming into “Maiko” or “Oiran” (courtesans). Various plans are prepared, including “Chibikko Maiko” for girls aged 5 to 12, “Mother-daughter plan” which can be transformed with parents and children, regular clothes for men and “Shinsengumi” costume etc. After the experience wearing the costumes of Maiko or Oirans, there are plans where you can walk around the city. Papa mama should be a very satisfying day for her lovely transformation.
The child ‘s Maiko appearance is pretty, and the way that she walks in Kyoto’ s town in such an appearance is very interesting. For kids, Maiko experience in Kyoto will be a lifetime memory.
The inside of the shop is a different space of Japanese that imaged the movie world of “Spirited Away” of Studio Ghibli famous for animation. Unusual beauty is directed. In the taste of Japanese harmony like Kyoto, you can enjoy a non-everyday space like if you get lost in a different world. Contrary to that atmosphere, comfortable facilities like make-up floor and beauty salon are substantial. Boasting the largest store space in this business, the waiting room is also spacious, it is safe to use in families.
It is 10 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station and good access. Most of the major sightseeing spots in Kyoto can be reached from Kyoto station. It is a very convenient location as a base for various sightseeing spots after experiencing transformation here. Nishi Hongwan-ji Temple is around 5-minute walk from there. You can go to To-ji Temple famous for its five-storied pagoda and Kyoto aquarium in about 10 minutes on foot. You can also take the bus to Kiyomizu Temple in 30 minutes by bus.
When you come to Kyoto sightseeing, how about trying it out?
The “Maiko”, being both elegance and graceful and beauty, walking the town of Kyoto is an idol regardless inside and outside of the Kyoto. It is the “Studio Yumekoubou” to be able to transform into such a Maiko. Why don’t you try getting an elegant feeling there once by being taken a picture in flamboyant costumes by a professional photographer.
There are plural studios in Kyoto, and the theme of each studio is like “Luxuriously beautifully” as the Kyoto station square head office, and “Pretty and Gorgeous princess” as the Kiyomizu sannenzaka studio, etc.
It is one of charm points that you can choose the style according to your preferences.
Makeup artists of those studio are professional, and they are superior in a technique to express a tradition and newness.
Furthermore, after a first-class photographer take your picture redeeming your beauty, and a retoucher revises it carefully one by one, so they finish it to the ultimate one while being natural.
It is used widely from a small child to an elder over 90 years old. It might satisfy your desire for transformation.
You might feel the culture of “Hana Machi” (the entertainment district) and the maiko closely, if you transform yourself into a beautiful maiko figure.
|Name:||Studio Yumekoubou (Maiko Makeover Studio)|
|Adresse:||511 minami-machi shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 600-8232 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-honsen “Kyoto-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||Popular plans for foreigners are here.|