Fun for both foreign tourists and Japanese visitors to Kyoto, dressing up in traditional style for a photo session is a very popular activity.
There are several photo studios around the city offering ‘maiko henshin’; transformation into a maiko (apprentice geisha) – or geisha, ninja or samurai.
Some studios allow you to walk around Kyoto while dressed in full traditional regalia although at most, it’s a matter of getting madeup and dressed for a souvenir photo session.
These make wonderful mementos of your trip to Japan. Talk to us if you’d like to include a maiko henshin session as part of your trip to Japan!