Wonderful experienceReviewed by: Erik Payne, 2016/11/05
The hospitality of the okiya is wonderful and unforgettable, especially the mother of the house. She made me feel welcome by generously offering varied choices of drinks. The maiko of the okiya, Tomitsuyu, is bilingual and has lived abroad which shows me how highly intelligent she is. She danced for me so elegantly and gracefully. I will always remember. I could not ask for a better evening!
The Best!Reviewed by: Takizawa mother, 2016/08/09
This maiko show was a present for my daughter and her husband who live in New York. My son-in-law is from Venezuela and it was his first time in Japan, so he was very excited and his jaw dropped in surprise! The two of them went home extremely happy. Thank you for changing the dinner plan for us just before the activity! I'd also like to participate some time.
(Translated from Japanese by Veltra.com)
Great host, drinks and very informativeReviewed by: Neil, 2016/06/05
We were first hesitant about the booking since it was a bit hard to find the location (in retrospect, the directions were pretty clear but our GPS was weak) and it felt strange knocking on the door of a random house...
However even as the only group there, the host did a wonderful job making us feel welcome and serving us delicious snacks and limitless beer/sake/shoju.
Our Maiko was great--she actually spoke perfect English and was great at conversation. As clueless travelers she would answer any question about her training, Kyoto, hobbies and it was really informative on the entire culture. She performed a dance for us as the end and would pose for pictures too.
Overall it was a great cultural experience
The Highlight of Our Kyoto TripReviewed by: Sarah, 2016/01/02
We had an incredible evening with the Maiko-san. Originally, we had booked a tour that included a meal as well as the performance, but it was fully booked so I looked elsewhere. This had few ratings in comparison, and didn't include food so I was skeptical, but it was soon apparent that I and made the right decision. Our Maiko-san and translator provided us unlimited drinks, some snacks, and kept us entertained all night. I was traveling with my parents, and we are all from the U.S., so we had a lot of questions about the Maiko-san and Geiko-san, which the Maiko-san and her translator happily answered for us. We were able to have a private evening with her, and enjoy some drinking games and a traditional dance performance. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in the art of the Maikos!
Experience of a lifetime :o)Reviewed by: Sergio, 2015/12/19
This was an experience of a lifetime from the beginning to the end! The owner of the Okiya was the sweetest and thoughtful hostess i have ever meet! Extremely nice and caring about our comfort and well being! Our Geisha for that night, was a sweetheart to say the least, she spoke with us about everything we wanted and answer our questions always with a smile on her face. She performed gracefully some dances for us and let us take all the photos we desired, at the end of the night she accompanied us to the door to say goodbye to us and to wish a pleasant stay in Kyoto! I truly and definitely recommend this activity :o)
Maiko entertainmentReviewed by: Richard, 2015/09/28
This was the best experience during my trip to Japan. The Maiko, Tomitsuyu-san, made us feel very welcome, offered us food and drinks, and talked about her life as a Maiko. She danced for us, letting us take lots of photos. We also played a game, Konpiro Fune Fune, which was great fun. She sang as we played and had a beautiful voice. We then had a photo session, and the Okasan (lady who runs the tea-house) was very kind and took photos of all of us. When it was time for us to go Tomitsuyu-san and the Okasan came outside, let us take even more photos, and waved up goodbye, which was really kind of them.
All together this was a great experience and would definitely recommend it.
A peek in life of a MaikosanReviewed by: Phalguni, 2014/04/15
We were the only visitors that evening and it was interesting to talk to the young Maiko in training and she entertained us with interesting details of her work over Sake and snacks and also danced and played games.