Maiko experience Gion Aya is a photo studio that allows you to transform into “Maiko” which can be said as a symbol of Japanese beauty, making memories of Kyoto trip leaving beautiful photos with Kyoto’s unique background.
We offer you the experience of Maiko beyond your imagination with kind and courteous hospitality unique to Japan.
Kyoto is the only place where you can experience Japanese Maiko culture all over the world.
Our shop celebrating our 13th year is not just about experiencing Maiko culture.We continue to service excitement to customers around the world with reliable make-up dressing and shooting techniques, bright and kind courteous staff’s heartfelt hospitality.
The reason that many visitors from overseas have many repeaters is nothing else because you are asking for an exciting experience here.
We will continue to work diligently to make customers around the world smile through Maiko experience.
◆ Other information
Credit card Payment Ok
For women only
Male allowed: (Couples course, men’s kimono option only)
Makeup room available
-AYA- Maiko and Geisha Makeover exprience (Google Map)
From Kyoto station, it takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour by getting on Kyoto municipal bus 206 direction “Gion”.
In March and May, the tourist season (especially Saturday, Sunday, National holiday) from September to November, traffic congestion is anticipated and it takes longer than the standard, so we recommend you to take a taxi.
When coming by taxi to the driver, please tell the driver “Please go down the Shimogawara-dori of Yasaka Shrine South Gate south to the corner of the restaurant” Hamasaku angle.”
9:00 ~ 16:00
We will arrange for a complete set of preparations for Maiko (Makeup · Wig · Kimono · Maiko Kimono).
Professional photographer will take 3 pictures of the picture in the garden in the shop.
* Even in the case of rain, shooting is possible as it is equipped with a movable eaves.
After shooting by photographer, you can enjoy 10 minutes of free shooting with your own camera or smartphone.
After taking free shots, we are preparing the photographs while taking the kimono off and putting off the makeup such as make-up removal, so we can hand you the picture on that day.
We’ll hand you your photo taken by photographer in a special album.
If the weather is nice, you can also take a 30 or 60 minute stroll on the day. (Option fee required)
If you wish, you can purchase optional postcards, stickers, digital photo files.