From seeing real maikos daily and working with Geishas (for over 30 years,) we have perfected Japanese make-up art and will make your authentic and glamourous Oiran experience come true.
Maikos train by day and put on white-base make-up night. There are daily occurances just out side of Maica. At Maica, you can also reserve real maikos to come, so don't hesitate to ask for more details.
Maica has the biggest photo shooting space in Kyoto and with any plan you can shoot freely in and outside of the facility, so you can have a variety of backgrounds.
Only 5 minutes by car from Kyoto, Maica is surrounded by famous sightseeing spots, so exploring Kyoto is perfect to round out your day after the Maica experience.
First, you just have to fill out a sign-up application form at the front desk, The staff will help you fill it out.
We will adjust and apply the make-up according to how the customer arrives.
*We recommend not putting on too much of your own make-up.
*If you come with no make-up, we will start from the base make-up.
*You can dress freely.
You can choose from three types of hair styles.
Some options might not be available depending on your hair length.
You can choose from traditional to modern style kimonos. If you've never worn a kimono help you, our professional staff will assist you.
We have a variety of outfits,so even repeat clients can find something each fine.
Our studio is equipped with professional cameras for shoot high quality photos.
Our experienced staff will guide you and give advice in order to get the best photos.
After the studio photos you can take photos for free with your own camera for 30 minutes.
We have newly renovated Oiran photo booths ready for you to me.
We have a make-up room for you to use to get ready before going out to Kyoto for sightseeing.
Please remember to bring own your make-up.
If you wish, you can get a CD/DVD with your photos on the same day. (the CD with 20 photos costs JPY 2,000+tax). Please let the staff knew if you want it.