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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. 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 USD39.17

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. Watch a maiko perform a traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Snap a photo with the maiko after the show. Cap the tour with a lovely view of the city from Mt. Higashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD81.25

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  3. 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

    USD181.61

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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

    USD181.61

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. 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

    USD14.34

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 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 USD117.57

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. 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

    USD143.38

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD28.68

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto. Watch an enchanting maiko dance performance and indulge in an optional fancy Japanese bento box meal. Be fascinated by their graceful movements and gentle hands as they play fun Japanese parlor games with you.
    Meal Provided

    From USD55.44

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Have an up-close fun interaction with a maiko in Kyoto and marvel at her beauty and grace. Play fun parlor games together and watch them perform an exquisite dance right before you. Make the most of your experience with a lunch meal option.
    Meal Provided

    From USD45.88

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Savor Kyoto dishes on the riverbed while enjoying the cool summer breeze. Enjoy the unique opportunity to talk or take photos with a maiko who will serve you drinks and provide entertaining banter!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD129.04

    Daily
    (evening)
  12. 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 USD216.79

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Take a quick glance at Kyoto's nightlife as you watch a performance of maiko dances while savoring delicious Kyoto cuisine. Enjoy a memorable evening in the ancient capitol on a speedy night time bus tour.
    Meal Provided

    USD94.63

    Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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
    Meal Provided

    USD114.70

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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 USD124.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  16. 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 USD131.14

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  17. 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 USD200.73

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  18. Experience the best of Kyoto through visits to Kiyomizudera Temple, Nanzenji Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Explore Gion, known to be the Geisha district of Kyoto, for a memorable day in the historic city.
    English Available

    USD229.41

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)

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