Playing Geisha for a Day in Kyoto

By Emma, Australia, March 2013

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As you walk around Kyoto you are bound to pass many Maiko (apprentice geisha) dressed in elaborate and colorful kimonos and tottering around on their okobo (wooden clogs). If you love dressing up or are interested in the intricate and traditional process required to transform someone into an authentic looking Maiko, then dressing up as a Maiko could be for you!

There are many studios in Kyoto that offer Maiko makeover plans, a photo session and the chance to walk around the city dressed in your full garb. While western-looking women are rarely going to be able to pass themselves off as a genuine Maiko, it is part of the experience to be the center of attention, whether you look like the real deal or not!

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Kyoto Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Kyoto.

Photo courtesy of Marc Veraart via Flickr

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