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Maica

4-319 Miyagawa st., Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1661
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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
jesshyeca
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Singapore, Singapore
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A beautiful experience and so much more

We have just had our second visit to Maica and once again it was just lovely. We first experienced... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
lindley2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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4-319 Miyagawa st., Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
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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

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Haidik
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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

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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

Thank Mindy K
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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

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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

Thank nasuella
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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

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

My friend and I went here just for fun. We didn't pre-book, we just called the morning of and they fit us in. Though, if you have your heart set on this, make a reservation at least a day in advance. We bought the cheapest...More

1  Thank Lindsay B
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Gion
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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HappyTraveller132013
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.
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Chriscross2015
3 March 2015|
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Response from Kylie L | 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
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