Private Dinner with a Kyoto Maiko at Nishijin Tondaya with English Support

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friendly staff - talented Maiko - authentic century old merchant house & delicious kyoto cuisine!

Reviewed by: Kalou Larpenteur, 2015/08/29

friendly staff - talented Maiko - authentic century old merchant house & delicious kyoto cuisine! if i had to said it in a few words, i won't use a better way! wonderful moment with Umechie-san, and Tondaya's staff.

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Activity Date:2015/08/27
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Once in a lifetime experience

Reviewed by: Kamishichiken, 2015/03/13

I chose this for a meal with clients, thinking that it would be something different from the everyday.
I was concerned about the claims of actually having dinner with a maiko, but that was blown away as soon as I arrived! There she was, already waiting for our group to arrive.
I also could not believe that she was really only in her late teens. Of course, she cut a cute figure, but more than that, she was extremely skilled at talking with everyone present. I had assumed she would have trouble joining conversations with older adults, but not at all.
It isn't quite right to call this store a restaurant, but it isn't a shop either. It really is a traditional machiya, straight from the past, and a part of Japanese culture. The parlour was quite luxurious, too.
Taking into account how much my clients enjoyed themselves, the value can't be beat, I would say.
If I could come up with a reason to stop by and dine with the maiko of Kamishichikan even once a year, it would be fantastic. I will definitely return!

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