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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
    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 USD223.10

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    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 USD47.32

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    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 USD21.25

    Daily
    0.5 - 1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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

    USD188.33

    Mon, Wed, Fri, 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

    USD14.49

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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 USD116.86

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 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 USD127.49

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  8. 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 USD122.18

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD37.67

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. 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 USD154.53

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  11. 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!

    USD106.24

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  12. 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 USD116.86

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD132.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  14. Dress up or have your little girl turn into a beautiful doll-like maiko in the heart of Arashiyama. Men can also take part in this family-friendly and fun photo activity while enjoying your time in Kyoto.
    English Available

    From USD121.69

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Spend an elegant night charmed by the beauty of an apprentice geisha. Experience the hospitality of these cultural icons as you watch a beautiful Kyoto-style dance while having the opportunity to casually talk with helpful English assistance.
    English Available

    USD37.67

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (evening)
  16. Don traditional Japanese garments as ladies can dress as a lovely maiko while men can strike a pose in a dashing kimono. Children can also take part for memorable family photos during your time in Kyoto.
    English Available

    From USD53.12

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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