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Dressing up as a Samurai or Maiko

Indulge yourself in a little make believe and become a part of old Japan. There are a number of locations in Kyoto where you can try on the elegant makeup and intricately patterned kimono of the Geisha or test your mettle as a swordfighter in Samurai wear. Most locations will allow you to take photographs to commemorate and share your experience with friends and family back home. Details of locations and the experiences they offer are listed below.

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Costume and Make up Rental Shop

With the help of our professional make-up artists, hair stylists and costume designers, transform into a character, then, take an hour-long stroll around Toei Kyoto Studio Park in full costume!

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Samurai Kembu Lesson

You can experience a full-scale samurai sword lesson with a chance to try on a traditional costume.

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maiko@yumeyakata

Staff with former geisha as consultant, experience an exclusive maiko makeover near downtown Kyoto!

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Putting on a KIMONO (Maiko/Geiko/12-layered Kimono)

Try on a kimono in the styles worn by Maiko and Geiko.12-layered kimono worn by the Imperial court 1,200 years ago. Not allowed to wear this outside. Hair styling, make-up and one photo are included.

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