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While the maiko and geisha of Kyoto are icons of the ancient city, you can also meet geisha in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kanazawa, Hakone and other locations. Book dinners with elegant geisha entertainment, or watch them perform beautiful dances. For a really unique memory, dress up as a geisha and stroll through the streets of Kyoto feeling like a celebrity.
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  1. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD176.48

    Tue, Thu
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  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

    USD176.48

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Join geisha and maiko in Kyoto for a tea ceremony. Sip green tea while you watch an elegant dance performance at a traditional Kyoto tea house. Meet and chat with a real trainee geisha!
    English Available

    From USD38.06

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD210.66

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. 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

    USD130.04

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    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 USD107.85

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. Take part to see a special performance featuring lovely maikos and elegant geishas at the 181st Kamogawa Odori dances. Enjoy this limited time spring performance in Kyoto's famed geisha district.

    USD44.58

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD9.29

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. Savor Kyoto dishes on the riverbed while enjoying the cool breeze. Enjoy the unique opportunity to talk or take photos with Kyoto maiko who will serve you drinks and provide entertaining banter!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD125.39

    Daily
    (evening)
  10. 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.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD63.16

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. See the wondrous district of Gion. Have your photo taken with a maiko. Walk through the gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and see a striking view of Kyoto's seasonal beauty from Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD74.31

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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 USD120.75

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD120.38

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD195.06

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  15. Relax the Kyoto way with a summertime gourmet meal while listening to the sounds of the river and watching maiko put on an elegant performance.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD179.27

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (evening)
  16. Meet 12 of Gion's most accomplished maiko and geisha. Enjoy their traditional music and dances, while savoring a light meal in a classic Japanese tea house. After the show, pose with the performers!

    From USD250.79

    Group Discount
    Sun
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)

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