Meet Maiko and Have Tea Time in Gion
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24_6_2016 Kyoto Maiko 12_1

Join real geisha and maiko in Kyoto as you sip green tea and watch an elegant performance. Taking place at 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.
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Due to arrangements made with the maiko/geisha and the tea house, it may take more than 72 hours for your booking to be confirmed. We also recommend selecting second and third possible times when booking, just in case.
Price
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 16.
Adult
USD 142.86
USD 142.86
Child (Age 0-10)
free
free
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 142.86
USD 142.86
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 285.72
USD 285.72
Child (Age 0-10)
free
free

Save up to 72% with Group Discount

Adult (3 persons)
USD 95.29
USD 95.29
USD 142.86 33%off
USD 142.86 33%off
Adult (4 persons)
USD 71.43
USD 71.43
USD 142.86 50%off
USD 142.86 50%off
Adult (5 persons)
USD 57.15
USD 57.15
USD 142.86 60%off
USD 142.86 60%off
Adult (6-8 persons)
USD 50.29
USD 50.29
USD 142.86 65%off
USD 142.86 65%off
Adult (9-12 persons)
USD 45.00
USD 45.00
USD 142.86 68%off
USD 142.86 68%off
Adult (13-16 persons)
USD 39.71
USD 39.71
USD 142.86 72%off
USD 142.86 72%off
  • Duration: 1 hour(s)
  • 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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Starting time: 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
Starting time: 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
  • 13:55 Check-in at Gion Tomikiku
  • 14:00 Matcha Tea Time
    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 recorded 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.
  • 14:50 Check-out at Gion Tomikiku
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Up to 16 people may fit into one room, however there may be cases the room will feel tight or crowded. Please take this into consideration when booking as a large group.
Additional Note(s)
    • Only one Maiko or Geiko will be assigned to each group.
    • Please understand that English-speaking Maiko or Geisha may not always be available.
    • 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.
    • The maiko dance will be performed with 1 recorded song.
    • For groups of 1 adult and 1 child (age 0 to 10), please note that you will be charged the price for a solo traveler.
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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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(4.82/5.00) 4.82 / 5
(51 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1 hour(s)
Availability Daily

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This experience was Kyoto culture and hospitality at its finest. Everyone we met went above and beyond from the moment we arrived. As at all tea houses, guests are required to remove their shoes, bu...more
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Meeting the Maiko and speaking with the house mother was by far the most memorable part of our trip! We enjoyed a Japanese Tea Ceremony had some small snacks and were entertained by a traditional r...more
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