Considered icons of Kyoto's elegant traditional culture, take the opportunity to meet a geisha or maiko while visiting the ancient capital. Chat over a cup of green tea, or watch dance performances while savoring a kaiseki dinner. For a unique twist, you can even dress up as a cute maiko or dramatic geiko and take pictures. Dive into the history of the hanamachi (geisha districts) on fun and informative walking tours. With plans for all budgets, let us help make your visit to Kyoto memorable.
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  1. 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.
    English Available

    From USD35.36

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  2. Meet the beautiful trainee geisha of Kyoto and witness the secret traditions of Japan. Enjoy an evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food with the iconic geisha and maiko.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD171.85

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Watch a maiko perform traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Set against the backdrop of Higashiyama, a photography session with the maiko will make for amazing memories.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD68.74

    Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  4. Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures.
    English Available

    From USD47.87

    55%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Entertain guests or family with special maiko performances in a private tea house in the heart of Kyoto. Enjoy sake and delicious Japanese cuisine for a memorable evening of refinement and culture.
    Meal Provided

    From USD189.94

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Take a big step into the magical world of geisha and maiko with an amazing evening. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs, then take the chance to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD105.02

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. Relax with your group and enjoy a private performance by a maiko in a classic high-end Japanese restaurant. Savor a delicious kaiseki dinner, lunch or a few drinks in the heart of Kyoto.
    Meal Provided

    From USD117.58

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  8. Immerse yourself into the world of the Kyoto geisha. Tour one of the city's geisha districts with a friendly guide before having a light dinner while watching a maiko perform!
    English Available

    From USD181.69

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Learn about the life of geisha and maiko on this evening tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Feel the history of Gion as you walk, and see Kyoto's famous maiko!
    English Available

    USD9.04

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Show a new side of yourself in magnificent and bright kimono. This special photo shoot will leave you feeling like a movie star! Friendly English speaking staff make this stress free and fun, too.
    English Available

    From USD122.11

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

    From USD112.34

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Witness a classic performance by a maiko in a classic restaurant near Gion while enjoying unlimited drinks and a delicious traditional kaiseki course meal for your choice of lunch or dinner.
    Meal Provided

    From USD99.49

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  13. Experience the real Kyoto by meeting a maiko. See her perform traditional dances, and get the chance to play Japanese party games! After that, treat yourself with an included Kyoto style dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD126.63

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  14. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in a traditional tea house.
    English Available

    From USD117.22

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  15. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

    From USD131.87

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. Enjoy a unique experience with a Maiko and learn to make the Yatsuhashi confectionery. Watch performances and let the Maiko make you a nice bowl of matcha green tea to accompany your treat.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD20.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Visit charming Gion and Yasaka Shrine, then enjoy delicious Kyoto-style cuisine. To finish the day in style, play traditional teahouse games with a real maiko at an elegant teahouse.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD280.39

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Whether to be a cute Maiko or an elegant Geisha. If it's too hard to choose one, experience being both in this plan. Get photos of yourself taken in both styles in the same day.

    USD175.83

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Take photos of yourself dressed as a Maiko and a Geisha and stroll the ancient streets of Kyoto in the elaborate and traditional outfit for an unforgettable experience.

    USD205.14

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Experience wearing the extravagant kimono of a Maiko with professional make-up and hair styling. Feel like a different person for a day in front of the camera.

    USD83.52

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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