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Kyoto Maiko Dance Show with Optional Lunch & Photo Op

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Discover Kyoto's maiko culture! Watch a traditional Japanese dance performance while savoring a delicious meal or some matcha tea and sweets. Get to know more about this secretive sisterhood.

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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.

Vegetarian/vegan meals are available upon request.
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Price
Handara Performance Only Course
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 30.59
USD 30.59
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 21.03
USD 21.03
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 30.59
USD 30.59
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 21.03
USD 21.03
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
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Watch a beautiful performance by the maiko and spend some time to chat.
Please note that one drink must be purchased on site per person.
  • Duration: 1 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Maiko performance
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
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  • 16:00 Check-in at Maiko Theater
  • Maiko Dance Performance
    DSC_0011 Enjoy a captivating cultural experience as you meet a maiko! See the grace and beauty of her movements as she performs beautiful songs and dances that illustrate traditional Japanese art forms.
  • Chatting Time
    DSC_0016 After the performance, take some time to have a small conversation with the maiko.
  • 17:00 Check-out from Maiko Theater
Package detail / Schedule
Ofuku Tea Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 66.92
USD 66.92
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 21.03
USD 21.03
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 66.92
USD 66.92
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 21.03
USD 21.03
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
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Enjoy a bowl of matcha served with Japanese sweets!
Please note that this plan does not come with lunch.
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking staff / Framed souvenir picture (only for adults) / Special hand towel from the theater (only for adults) / Matcha green tea and sweets / Maiko performance
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 14:00 Check-in at Maiko Theater
  • Traditional Japanese Delicacies
    DSC_0100 Taste some of the finest Japanese delicacies while watching a maiko performance! Savor some local sweets paired with matcha green tea which will be prepared and served by the maiko.
  • Maiko Dance Performance
    DSC_0011 Enjoy a captivating cultural experience as you meet a maiko! See the grace and beauty of her movements as she performs dances that epitomize the beauty of this traditional Japanese art form.
  • Photo Time!
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  • 15:30 Check-out at Maiko Theater
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Due to the limited number of staff, wheelchair assistance is not always available.
      Please understand that bathrooms are also standard sized and cannot fit wheelchairs.
    • Infants (ages 0-2) may take part for free but will not have an individual seat.
    • Child fare (ages 3-12) does not include the hand towel or a photo souvenir.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Additional meals and drinks are not included in the price unless specified in the inclusions.
    • Photography and video filming of the maiko performance is not permitted.
    • Smoking is prohibited in the theater.
    • This tour is mainly operated in Japanese. The explanation about maiko and food menus are available in English.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 30.59
From USD 30.59

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(4.80/5.00) 4.80 / 5
(5 reviews)

Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1 - 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Accessible

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

La performance est de deux chansons, c'est magnifique. Ensuite nous avons beaucoup de temps pour pos...more
We were treated to a dance routine, and had ample time to discuss the geisha / maiko life. The location is not too difficult to find (given the general problems with Japanese addresses), although it ...more
by: Yana P.
I really liked watching how Maiko San was dancing. Also, she kindly answered all questions we made. The performance itself consisted of two dances, a game with Maiko San and answering questions abou...more