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Good experience!

Booked Maiko makeover and kimono rental. Was early for my appointment and they weren’t busy so I... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Great experience but stairs made it difficult

Maica is set in a house with three stories and for your makeover and photos you will need to visit... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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4-319 Miyagawa st., Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We made reservation few months earlier for 10am slot on a Sunday. We arrived at 10.05am and there was no customer before us other than 2 locals choosing kimono for rental. I was able to enjoy exclusive feeling with 2 staffs attending to me at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Booked Maiko makeover and kimono rental. Was early for my appointment and they weren’t busy so I got to do the makeover without waiting. Also, this place is quite near the station exit. Chose the Nagomi plan cause the kimono is actually much nicer than...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We have just had our second visit to Maica and once again it was just lovely. We first experienced Maica 5 years ago when our oldest daughter was 7. Now it was the youngest daughter's turn, she is 8. The first time was perfect and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank lindley2016
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Maica offers opportunities to be a Maiko, Geisha and Orian. They have different packages available offering a number of professional photos, walking experience in costume, photo opportunities in their garden and indoor location. I am not an expert on make up but it will make...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kininason
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I booked orian make over at maica for myself and my daughter.i have chosen a kimono make up and look from the page.Unfortunately after all I looked like a clown with a mop on a head in nice kimono!!! My daughter looked def better and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Haidik
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The reviews on here are hit and miss so my expectations were low. However after my Maiko makeover I could not have been happier and enjoyed my experience greatly. I went for the lower price Maiko makeover the staff were friendly gave me lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jo P
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This felt very factory like. She takes about five minutes to do your make up, another five minutes to do your hair, and a couple minutes to put on a kimono. They are all very matter-of-fact and business. No one talks to you. The coolest...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mindy K
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Maica is set in a house with three stories and for your makeover and photos you will need to visit all three. There are no railings on the walls and I had to use my hands on the walls to help balance and get me...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank aninstantonthelips
Reviewed 3 March 2017

As it's recommended on their website, we made our reservation few days in advance. You're expected to pay upon arrival, cellphones are forbidden in the dressing rooms. People who don't dress up stay in the waiting room. When you're dressed and ready, the photographer takes...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank nasuella
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Popped into shop on arrival in Kyoto (lucky we were staying 5mns away). Organised for 2 days later @ 2pm - Told to bring towel & make-up remover. Arrived on time & mum allowed to help select Kimono & then we were told she would...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank seadev73
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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28 July 2016|
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Response from Alice1103 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! As far as I know you can not keep any kimonos or other items you get in the package (fan, sword, wig, etc). They are all only for hire. They offer original, good quality kimonos so I guess they are expensive as well.
3 March 2015|
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Response from kyliec762 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, my fiancé and I went to maica on our recent trip and would thoroughly recommend it. It was a fantastic experience. You will find an email address on their website and you should book in advance. My email history shows... More