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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. 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

    USD173.99

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    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

    USD173.99

    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 USD37.53

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD123.62

    Daily
    (evening)
  5. 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 USD58.35

    46%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, 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 USD106.32

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

    USD112.63

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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 USD207.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD62.27

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. 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

    USD81.39

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  11. 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

    USD9.16

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  12. 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 USD118.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  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 USD113.73

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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

    USD128.20

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  15. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko or an elegant geisha! Take beautiful photos and experience a bit of Kyoto's culture.

    From USD108.79

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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

    USD176.73

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (evening)
  17. 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 USD133.51

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 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

    USD60.10

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. 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 USD73.26

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 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!

    USD98.90

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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