Geisha Maiko Dress-Up in Kyoto can be done for reasonable prices. Maiko and geisha are traditional performers whose job it is to add zest to a dinner by singing, dancing, and playing the shamisen. They are also a symbol of traditional Japanese culture. Depending on the shop you can have the opportunity to walk around Kyoto in the outfit for a higher cost or do a photoshoot with the costume on. 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. It is recommended to make a reservation ahead of time if you really want to try dressing up.