Maiko Experience with Traditional Kaiseki Dinner at Gion Hatanaka in Kyoto

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An evening out with Kyoto trainee geisha

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.

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  • A full Kyoto kaiseki meal
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  • Playing parlor games with maiko
Experience the rich history of Kyoto brought to life as you enjoy dinner with a maiko. A truly rare experience, maiko and geisha rarely receive an audience without a recommendation from a regular, well-known client. Exclusively at Gion Hatanaka, take this unique opportunity to savor a gourmet Japanese kaiseki dinner (a traditional meal with several courses) while enjoying the music, song, dance, and games of some of the most accomplished maiko in Kyoto. An English speaking interpreter is on hand to make your fabulous Kyoto dinner and show a smooth, delightful and magical tour.
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As this is a very popular activity, we recommend booking at least one month in advance, and providing three available times.
Price
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You can book a maximum of 8.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 174.56
USD 174.56
Child (Age 7-12)
USD 110.25
USD 110.25
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 174.56
USD 174.56
Child (Age 7-12)
USD 110.25
USD 110.25
Children 6 and under may not participate.
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Open bar (all-you-can-drink) / Dinner / Photo service / English-speaking assistant / Maiko entertainment (song and dance)
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
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  • 17:30 Check-in at Gion Hatanaka
  • 18:00 Maiko Performance, Dinner and Drink Service Begins
    20120313053936_960563772_10008_4.jpeg Enjoy a graceful performance by the maiko. They train for six years before becoming fully fledged Geisha and learn dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, and the art of conversation. The drinks and delicious dinner service will take place during the show.
  • 19:00 Party Games with the Maiko
    Playing parlor games with maiko A few lucky guests will be able to play traditional Japanese party games, such as 'Tora Tora' and other funny drinking games!
  • Photo Time with Maiko
    Take a picture with the Maiko Before the end of your evening, take a picture with the lovely maiko as a memento of your visit to Kyoto.
  • 20:00 Performance and Dinner Ends
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • All seats are non smoking.
    • There will either be one geiko and one maiko or two maiko performing during the dinner. During peak seasons it may not be possible to book geiko, and so only maiko will be present.
    • Child fare will come with a children's size Japanese meal. If you would like your child to have the full meal, please book as an adult.
    • Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please arrive by 17:30 on the day of your tour.
Additional Note(s)
    • One table seats 2 to 4 people.
    • Smaller groups (less than 4) may be asked to share their table with fellow guests.
    • Unfortunately requests for vegetarian or gluten-free menus cannot be accommodated.
    • This tour needs a minimum of 10 people to be booked. If you are not booking for 10 people or more, you may be put on a waiting list or be asked to reschedule to a different day to attend this tour.
    • Confirmations regarding your booking will be sent 10 days before your activity date.
    • If you wish to book a group of 9 or more, please inquire in advance.
    • This tour is operated in Japanese, however there is an English introduction and explanation during the show.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 8.
Activity provider
FAQ
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I have special dietary needs. Can the dinner menu be changed?
  • Unfortunately, the dinner menu can not be changed, and we are not able to accommodate special dietary needs(e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, allergies- especially seafood)
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 8 business days to 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 174.56
USD 174.56

Taxes & fees included

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(4.60/5.00) 4.60 / 5
(35 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Meal Dinner

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I was traveling to Japan alone, but my parents were going to visit for a couple days. I have studied and read about Maiko and Geiko, and since my parents saw my interested they wanted to attend some k...more
by: Laura
A fantastic experience, food and drink was beautiful but the main highlight was the entertainment by Maiko and Geiko and the opportunity to speak with them -absolutely priceless, highly recommend it, ...more
I've studied geiko and maiko so this is a dream come true for me. We were not only able to see the performance but to talk to the ladies and interact with them in games. Approach the food with an open...more
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