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Oiran Taiken Studio Arare

736 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | 3f, 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-746-4630
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My first trip to Japan.

This was a very fun experience. Definitely something worth trying. Hair and make up was really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
via mobile
My Oiran review

This was a wonderful experience. The ladies who did the makeup and hair spoke very little English... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaclyn P
via mobile
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For a reasonable price you can become an Oiran (Japanese courtesan) in Kyoto. It`s an fantastic photo experience! Hair set, Makeup, Oiran clothes, Professional photos taken in our studio. You will also be given some time to take your own photos with...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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736 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | 3f, 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-746-4630
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very fun experience. Definitely something worth trying. Hair and make up was really quick but the outcome was amazing. The photographer was very professional and very friendly.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. The ladies who did the makeup and hair spoke very little English but they were very friendly and helpful. (I loved their styling). The photographer spoke English and was very kind and helped me to pose, in the end I...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience at arare oiran! it is really close to kyoto station, so it was really easy to get there. all the staff were so nice to me and it was really easy to talk to all of them, even to the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking for some less touristy fun and experiences in Kyoto and my friend recommended this studio since we both do modeling and like getting dressed up. There is an English speaking photographer there who made things very easy for me since I don’t...More

Thank Kristen C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I did the virgin plan photoshoot at the Komurasaki room a few days ago. Oiran-arare has a great location, 5 minutes walk from the Kyoto Station. It is very easy to find! The makeup and hair was styled very nicely. The hair stylist adorned my...More

Thank A C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you are in Kyoto, you must come here to take this Oiran photo shoot. It is one of kind experiences. I came here after hours, given that I am leaving Kyoto the next day, the photographer is willing to take me in and I...More

Thank cherrys700
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

A great experience ! They style very well, make up and in addition the kimonos are really beautiful. You can go there with friends, as a couple or solo. I guarantee you that it is a very good aesthetic experience.

Thank Marjorie K
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It was a very good experience for my girlfriend. The staff was friendly even if they don't speak fluent english, at least we well understood each others. The shooting was very funny with Jens who speaks a perfect english,the chitose studio was beautifull, the pictures...More

Thank Pierre G
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you really want to have nice memories of Japan and have amazing photos, as well as not to feel so tourist, then you MUST go to this studio. The atmosphere is nice and stuff is very friendly. Our photographer Jens spoke well English and...More

Thank Ekaterina G
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A nice, clean location in a small street near Kyoto Station's north exit. Staff is very helpful and can handle Japanese and English no problem. The makeup and hair work for my wife was great and she looked amazing while having lots of fun. The...More

Thank Amir-Ali B
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