As the country's ancient capital, Kyoto is a city that has done much to shape what we know as Japanese culture. That is certainly evident today in Kyoto's magnificent old architecture, which draws visitors from all around the world. And it is also evident in the tradition of the apprentice geisha known as maiko.
Many tourists in Kyoto are keen to photograph these female entertainers in their gorgeous attire. But even in the teahouse districts maiko frequent, that can be difficult since the elusive maiko seldom appear on the streets. But instead of searching for maiko, a very attractive option is actually becoming one for a while.
Maiko Transformation Studio Shiki lets you do just that. The Shiki staff are all very professional, from making you up to dressing you up. When you walk along the Kyoto streets dressed as a maiko, it feels as though you have just been transported back in time. If you would like to savor old Japan, Shiki should certainly be your choice. It offers a unique experience you are never likely to forget.
Name: Man Man Yan
Hong Kong District Office
Cabin Attendant Section
Address: 351-16 Masuya-cho, Kodaiji Minamimon, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
HOURS: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
ACCESS: From JR Kyoto Station, take the No. 206 bus at the D2 Kyoto City bus stop to Kiyomizu-michi (about 15 minutes).