Those interested in dressing up in full geisha regalia may do so at one of several shops and studios around Kyoto. A friendly staff performs a complete maiko transformation on the guest using meticulous make-up techniques, hair styling methods, and ornate kimonos. Girls may then walk the surrounding neighborhood as they soak up the authenticity of this respected custom, or take professional-grade photos in and around traditional Japanese architecture. Visit http://kyoto-maiko.com/ and http://www.japanican.com/tours/list.aspx?kw=geisha_maiko&AFF=JNTONY%E3%80%80%E3%80%80 for more information.
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