Meet Maiko and Have Tea Time in Gion
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Join real Geisha and Maiko in Kyoto as you sip green tea and watch an elegant performance. Taking place in a traditional Kyoto tea house, this is a special chance to meet and talk with the maiko.

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Save up to 72% with Group Discount

Since the 1800s, geisha and maiko have been a beautiful sight throughout Kyoto. With their signature white make-up and elaborate kimonos, they are a sight to see. Trained in numerous Japanese arts, from classical instruments to dance and tea ceremony, being entertained by a geisha or a maiko (apprentice) is truly unforgettable.
Normally new customers won't be seen without a recommendation from a regular client. However the Tomikiku tea house in Gion offers this once in a lifetime opportunity. Relax as you are served green tea and watch a graceful dance and lyrical music performance, then you may even play traditional games with a geisha or maiko before taking photos. Some of the maiko speak English, giving you even more chances to ask questions easily.

Please understand that your exact start time will be between 15:00 and 16:30, and will be confirmed after booking.
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Due to arrangements made with the Maiko/Geisha and the tea house, this activity is likely to take time for confirmation. Please note that it may take more than 72 hours for your booking to be confirmed.
It is recommended to select a second or third time of availability when booking.
Price
Tea with a Maiko
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 16.
Adult
USD 126.91
USD 126.91
Child (Age 0-10)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 126.91
USD 126.91
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 253.82
USD 253.82
Child (Age 0-10)
free
free

Save up to 72% with Group Discount

Adult (3 persons)
USD 84.61
USD 84.61
USD 126.91 33%off
USD 126.91 33%off
Adult (4 persons)
USD 63.45
USD 63.45
USD 126.91 50%off
USD 126.91 50%off
Adult (5 persons)
USD 50.76
USD 50.76
USD 126.91 60%off
USD 126.91 60%off
Adult (6-8 persons)
USD 44.63
USD 44.63
USD 126.91 65%off
USD 126.91 65%off
Adult (9-12 persons)
USD 39.98
USD 39.98
USD 126.91 68%off
USD 126.91 68%off
Adult (13-16 persons)
USD 35.33
USD 35.33
USD 126.91 72%off
USD 126.91 72%off
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    Maiko preparing tea
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Maiko or Geiko (Geisha) entertainment / Green tea / Japanese-style snack
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 00:00 Check-in at Gion Tomikiku (Time confirmed after booking)
  • Matcha Tea Time (Approx 50 min)
    20130712083522_178320859_9 Watch the maiko perform an short, elegant tea ceremony, then sip a cup of rich green tea and enjoy the sweetness of wagashi Japanese confectioneries.
  • Traditional Dance Entertainment
    24_6_2016 Kyoto Maiko 12_1 After tea has been served, the maiko will then perform a nihon buyo dance. Requiring years of training, these dances are usually accompanied with music, and are punctuated by using her fan and sleeves to bring out the feeling of the piece.
  • Photo Time
    lunch with maiko 1 cropped You can chat with the maiko or geisha and ask them about their world, a rare chance to discover this side of Japan!
    After that, take photos with the maiko in the tearoom, for unforgettable memories.
  • Check-out at Gion Tomikiku
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • You may change your drink from tea to beer for no additional charge. However, everyone in your group must switch their drink to beer.
      Please understand that in the case this switch is made, a tea preparation performance by the Maiko will be excluded.
Additional Note(s)
    • Only one Maiko or Geiko will be assigned to each group.
    • The exact time will be confirmed in an e-mail sent to you after booking. Make sure to confirm your start time as written on your voucher.

      Please understand we are unable to accommodate requests for specific times.
    • Please understand that English-speaking Maiko or Geisha may not always be available.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 16.
Activity provider
FAQ
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Does the Maiko or Geisha attend only our group?
  • 1 Maiko or Geiko will be assigned per group.
Can children join the tour?
  • There are no age restrictions for joining this activity. Children are welcome to participate.
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 7 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 35.33
From USD 35.33

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.77/5.00) 4.77 / 5
(26 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Helen Murphy
Excellent experience and insight into Japanese culture at first hand. Opportunity to ask questions to the maiko. Would highly recommend
by: Anna
We thoroughly recommend meeting Tomikiku. Amazingly gracious, beautiful and entertaining. The children were made welcome and our little girl taken care of when she felt poorly. The house is in a lovel...more
Never imagined to be sitting next to and speaking to a real geisha. Tomitei (hope I spelled that correctly) is truly beautiful and graceful. Its hard to believe the sacrifice and training these young ...more
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