PLEASE READ FOLLOWING FAQ BEFORE MAKING AN INQUIRY.

FAQ

This is a service for (married) couple traveling toward Kyoto to experience Japanese culture and renew your vow. You could wear a traditional Japanese kimono and have a vow renewal ceremony at a shrine (Ceremonial Course), or just take memorial pictures in a photo studio (Memorial Course). We will also happily help you to give the package as a congratulatory surprise to your parents, your other families, or your friends. Please feel free to get in touch with us.

Ceremonial Course: 50,000 yen~ (about 4 hours)
Memorial Course: 30,000 yen~ (about 3 hours)
Go to the Services page to see the details.

【Ceremonial Course】
1 and half hour ~ 2 hours is needed to all preparation including make-up and dress-up. The required time for taking photo by a photographer with extra charge is about 30minutes. It takes 30 minutes to hold a vow renewal ceremony. After that we will give you 15 more minutes as the free photo time by your own camera or smartphone. If you do not choose photographer option with extra charge, 30 minutes before the ceremony will be free photo time. After removing makeup and changing into your regular clothes, the experience will be finished. Then please make the payment and you can pack up.

Sample schedule for Ceremonial Course *in the case if you choose the photographer option with extra charge

11:00am meeting at a shrine
makeup and dress-up
12:30pm taking photos by a photographer
1:00pm vow renewal ceremony
1:30pm free photo time
1:45pm remove makeup, change the clothes, re-makeup
payment and pack-up
3:00pm the end

【Memorial Course】
About 1 and half hour is needed to all preparation including make-up and dress-up. The required time for taking photo by a photographer with extra charge is about 20 minutes. After that we will give you 10 more minutes as the free photo time by your own camera or smartphone. If you do not choose photographer option with extra charge, 30 minutes will be free photo time. After removing makeup and changing into your regular clothes, the experience will be finished. Then please make the payment and you can pack up.

Sample Time Schedule for Photo Course *in the case if you choose the photographer option with extra charge

11:00am meeting at the Machiya photo studio
makeup and dress-up
12:30pm taking photos by a photographer
12:50pm free photo time
1:00pm remove makeup, change the clothes
payment and pack-up
2:00pm the end

We have some affiliated shrines and photo studio in Kyoto. Please check them on the VENUE page. When you contact us, please choose the venue in order of your preference. Whether the venue you like will be available depends on your desired date & time and attires. Please make inquiries using the form below.There is a possibility that we might not be able to meet your request. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Kimono is basically One Size Fits All. If you need the size especially big or small, let us know.

We basically provide you with outfits of each set displayed on the SERVICES page; however, it is possible to change them in some cases. Please consult us if you would like to do that.

We will meet and dismiss at the venue. Please confirm the address of each venue and the way to get there on the VENUE page.

Of course you can. Let us know the number of attendances.

One of our staffs will attend the ceremony and interpret what the Shinto Priest says into English.

We have both the Romanized Japanese oath and the oath translated from Japanese into English. Please choose either one, or you could read both of them. Let us know your preferable way. If you choose both of them, in the ceremony, you will read the oath in Romanized Japanese at the first in order to tell the gods of the shrine what you swear, and then in your understandable language, English. It is possible to practice reading the oath in Romanized Japanese in advance before the ceremony.

You will read the (Romanized Japanese / English) oath at the ceremony. Separately from that, you will write your signatures on the authentic Japanese oath which is usually used when people have a wedding ceremony at the shrine. You could take it home as the certificate.

We will carry out the plans even if it rains. However, the photographing is performed mainly under the roof or inside of the room when it rains heavily.

To user of hard contact lens: The contact lens case
To ladies: your own daily cosmetics to re-makeup after the experience.

After confirming the reservation, we issue an invoice and send it to you by e-mail 120 days before the intended experience day. We send it soon if there are less 120 days by the intended experience day at that point. Please make sure that you carry out your payment within 10 days. Your order will be cancelled automatically after the payment deadline. Please read and agree to the Terms of payment and cancellation policy before applying.

【Payment type: credit card】
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. The amount of money fluctuates depending on the status of the exchange rate at the time. When the payment is refunded, an exchange gain or loss is caused by a change in the exchange rate. We kindly ask for your understanding.

There are two ways to get it.
1. By uploading to an online storage. (e.g. dropbox, google drive) *no extra charge
You can get it within 5 days ~ 10 days except non-business days.
2. By mailing CD to you at a later date. *extra 3,000 yen
It takes 2 weeks ~ 1 month for arrival except non-business days.

Unfortunately, we provide our services only in Kyoto now. We hope you will come to Kyoto because here is one of the best place to visit. If you could not make it this time, we are really looking forward to your order when you have another chance to come to Kyoto in the future.

You could make a reservation after consultation. Please submit the form first to let us know your wishes. Your reservation is not completed yet at this point. A staff in charge will get in touch with you shortly, and then will send you an application form if we can meet your wishes.

If you still have an inquiry after reading through FAQ or would like to make an application, please use the Contact Form below.

Application Method

You:

Contact us by mailing form below
*Specify the desired date, time, course, attire, and venue
Your reservation is not completed yet.

We:

Arrange the schedule with

  • photographer
  • kimono dresser and beautician
  • the venue (a shrine or photo studio)

And will send the application form if you would accept our proposal.

You:

Fill in the blanks and send the application form back to us.

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