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Kyoto Private Dinner at Historical Teahouse with Maiko Dance Show

A Kyoto Maiko

Meet a Kyoto Maiko and enjoy a private dinner

Meet one of Kyoto's lovely maiko, who will dance and provide traditional Japanese style hospitality during a private dinner at the Nishijin Tondaya machiya townhouse.

  • A Kyoto Maiko
  • Tourists taking a picture with maiko in kyoto
  • Fresh Kyoto style cuisine
  • Inside a traditional Kyoto machiya
  • A Japanese tea room and garden
  • 331970
  • 283886

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What is a Geisha?
A geisha is an entertainer highly skilled in traditional Japanese arts. These skills include traditional Japanese dance, musical instruments, and parlor games called ozashiki.

Geisha vs. Geiko
While most English speakers are familiar to the term "geisha," this word applies to entertainers based in Tokyo. In Kyoto, where geisha culture is most prominent, the term used is "geiko."

What is a Maiko?
A maiko is a geisha in training, often distinguished by colorful kimono and elaborate hair accessories she wears. An aspiring maiko can only debut after years of extensive training. A maiko also typically spends five or so years before graduating to become a geiko.

More about this Activity
In 1999 Nishijin Tondaya was designated as a cultural asset of Japan, and now is dedicated to preserving the historic customs of the women of Kyoto. After your tour of the beautiful machiya, sit down for an elegant dinner of Kyoto cuisine with maiko entertainment, including a traditional dance performance. English interpretation is available, providing a fantastic chance to learn about the world of the geisha and experience this iconic part of Kyoto's culture.
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  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Dinner / English-speaking assistant / Maiko performance
Tea ceremony with Maiko + USD 31.50
Tea ceremony with Maiko + USD 31.50
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 17:30 Meet at Nishijin Tondaya
  • 18:00 Nishijin Tondaya Tour
    283886 Tour the historic building and learn about the cultured arts carefully passed down from generation to generation.
  • Dinner and Maiko Show
    A Kyoto Maiko Enjoy both a meal of Kyo Ryori, local Kyoto cuisine, and a performance of classical Japanese dance by a Maiko.

    *The dinner and show end at 20:00, with no extensions available.
  • 20:00 Finish at Nishijin Tondaya
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Entry to Nishijin Tondaya requires socks. You must wear or bring a pair of socks with you (stockings/tights alone are not allowed)
Additional Note(s)
    • Due to the busy schedule of the maiko, reservations at different times cannot be accepted, nor offer extensions to the time of the dinner or show. Please refrain from cancelling once your reservation has been made.
    • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the activity is scheduled to begin.
    • Drinks are not included in the tour price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 60.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Dinner


by: Kamishichiken
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...more
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 T...more
Would recommend the tour and the hospitality Excellent experience