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Considered icons of Kyoto's elegant traditional culture, maiko and geisha are professional entertainers who undergo meticulous training to perfect their art. Take the opportunity to meet them while visiting the ancient capital. Chat over a cup of green tea, or watch dance performances while savoring a kaiseki dinner. For a unique twist, you can even dress up as a cute maiko or dramatic geiko and take pictures. With plans for all budgets, we can help make your visit to Kyoto memorable.
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  1. 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

    USD173.59

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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

    USD173.59

    Sun, Tue, Thu, 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 USD37.44

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Witness the lovely grace and artistry of the geisha and maiko of Kyoto during the Gion Odori autumn festival with reserved tickets. You can also join a tea ceremony before the dances!

    From USD36.54

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. 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 USD112.38

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  6. 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 USD118.77

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. 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

    USD9.14

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures.
    English Available

    From USD58.22

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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

    USD77.66

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  10. 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 USD125.35

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  11. Step back in time with a visit to Gion Corner, where a showcase of traditional Japanese arts is held. After that, delight in a candlelight tea ceremony before a shojin ryori dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD112.38

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  12. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

    From USD133.21

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

    From USD113.47

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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

    USDFree

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s)
  15. 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 USD62.13

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. 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

    USD127.91

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Experience Japan's culture capital of Kyoto. Spend a calm afternoon in Tofukuji's Zen garden, go through the beautiful torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine and visit the famous geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    From USD59.96

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Change into an elegant Maiko by the hands of professional kimono dressers and make-up artists. Take photos in studios near Kyoto Station, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, or Arashiyama!

    USD93.74

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Experience a special autumn night in Kyoto with a delicious kaiseki dinner accompanied by a maiko performance. Have an unforgettable night as you gaze at the fiery red leaves at Kitano Tenmangu.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD86.79

    Daily
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (evening)
  20. Get a taste of Kyoto after dark! See the lantern-filled lanes of Gion and Pontocho. Find out where to grab a drink, which food stalls near Yasaka Shrine are the best and enjoy Kyoto's nightlife.
    English Available

    From USD81.20

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)

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