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Dress in Kimono (geisha)

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Dress in Kimono (geisha)

I want to find a reputable place where I can dress in traditional Kimono (geisha) outfits. I've heard there are many in kyoto, any suggestions?



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what do you mean exactly? Do you want to buy a kimono? If so, you can get kimonos in every department-store ...

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you can find it at 'Kyoto Nishijin textile' for dress in beautiful Kimono.


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Squirrelnibbler -

Do you mean get dressed up geisha-style in full kimono, wig & makeup and have your picture taken?

I remember seeing places where that was done in Kyoto, but unfortunately I don't remember any details for you. Perhaps one of the local experts knows....

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Here are a couple of "Maiko makeover" places in Kyoto.

1) …about.com/od/geisha/a/geishamakeover.htm

A larger list of makeover sites, some in English, some not.

These next two were from the Kyoto Visitor Guide:

2) http://www.maiko-henshin.com/

Enjoy a traditional Geisha make-over by highly skilled artists in under 60 minutes ; Dress up, hold a fan, or parasol and have your photo taken ! Over 100 choices of kimono available ; GEISHA PLAN : 6,825 yen ( Tax included ; Cash only ) ; Make up, dressing ; photo taking : 3,150 yen ( Tax included ) ; 6 cuts portrait photos, 5 X 7 inches ; SAMURAI PLAN : 5,775 yen ( Tax included ; Cash only ) ; dressing ; photo taking : 3,150 yen ( Tax included ) ; 4 cuts portrait photos, 5 X 7 inches ; Studio photo, plus the chance to walk around old Kyoto for an hour in full costume! ( 3,150 yen extra ) ; SHIKI’s very own studio can finish your photos by the time you leave! ; Reservation : 7:00-23:00 ; Open : 9:00-19:00 : Open 7 days a week ; 351-16 Masuya-cho, Koudaiji, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto ; Tel : 075-531-2777.

3) http://www.yumemiruyume.com/

Have a dreamy experience at Yumemiru Yume ; Turn yourself into a geisha & take photos ; Very close to the famous tourist zone around Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Kodai-ji Temple ; On the north side of Yasaka St., west of Higashioji ; A 1-min. walk from the Kiyomizu-michi bus stop ; Tel / Fax : 075-541-7069 Open : 9:00-17:30 ( tel. reservation accepted until23:00 ).

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Geisha Long Kimono Plan : 4,200 yen ( 30 min. ) Quick Geisha Plan : 6,800 yen ( 1.5 hrs; full make-up, wig, all kimono accessories; no street walking allowed ) Kimono Plan for Men : 5,000 yen ; More plans are available ( from 10,500 yen )! Get great photos to remember!

From 1,050 yen / photo ( 4.5 X 6.5 inch )

Yukata casual kimono sale

Yukata from 1,200 yen, geta wooden sandals from 500 yen, etc

*Cash payment only; sorry, no credit cards ; English instructions available ; Reservations easy through our English website.

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I know of one place in Tokyo in Harajuku and is very good. The whole thing takes a bit longer than they say on the website and I would advise making sure you eat and have gone to the toilet before they put the whole kimino on your coz its quiet heavily layered.



They also let you bring your own camera to take photos and will photograph you in a Japanese style garden if you wish.

Its a great experience and I recommend it.

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