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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. No.1
    Experience a delightful Kyoto maiko dinner show at the famous restaurant, Yasakadori Enraku. Watch an elegant maiko dance, play parlor games, chat with the apprentice geisha, and enjoy rare photo sessions for a remarkable evening you shouldn't miss.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD186.89

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    Book tickets to the 183rd Kamogawa Odori and enjoy a spectacular show featuring the maiko and geisha of Kyoto. A special photo option is available this year for guests who want to snap photos of maiko and geisha.

    From USD46.72

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Join a maiko for a lovely time in Kyoto, complete with a private tea ceremony, elegant dance performances, and rare photo opportunities. Chat with the apprentice geisha herself and gain insight into their lives for the full maiko experience.
    English Available

    From USD39.08

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Make your evening in Kyoto extra special with an unforgettable maiko dinner show. Discover the allure of Japan's cultural icons as you watch a performance, play ozashiki games, chat, and take photos with a maiko in a gorgeous, elegant ryokan in Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD185.94

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. A one-of-a-kind evening awaits you in Gion with this full maiko experience. Enjoy a private Kyoto geisha dinner with a dance performance, play parlor games, and get the rare opportunity to chat and take photos with a maiko in this exclusive activity.
    English Available

    From USD117.29

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  6. Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto by watching an enchanting maiko performance. Be fascinated with their graceful dance and have a fun time playing traditional drinking games in a Japanese-style venue!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD46.72

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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 USD220.27

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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

    USD85.82

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD61.89

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. Experience Kyoto by spending time with an elegant maiko. Marvel at her beauty and grace as you watch a traditional performance in a spacious Japanese-style room. Spend a memorable time by taking photos and even adding an optional lunch!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD37.19

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Join a trainee geisha on a short but meaningful maiko experience in Kyoto. Choose between watching an authentic tea ceremony or a maiko dance performance, or opt to experience both, before getting your photos taken with the cultural icon herself.
    English Available

    From USD20.98

    Daily
    0.5 - 1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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

    USD14.30

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 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 USD30.51

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD120.62

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. Experience the real Kyoto by meeting a maiko. See her perform traditional dances, and get the chance to play Japanese drinking games! After that, treat yourself with an included Kyoto style dinner.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD152.57

    Daily
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (evening)
  16. 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

    USD114.43

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  17. 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 USD152.57

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  18. Become a Maiko for a day! Dress yourself up in an elaborate kimono and traditional makeup. Bring a lovely memory home with professional photos of yourself!

    USD104.89

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  19. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko! Young children can also take part in this special experience to take beautiful and memorable photos in Kyoto.

    From USD115.38

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in an authentic Japanese restaurant.
    English Available

    From USD130.83

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)

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