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Ochaya tea houses are exclusive locations in Kyoto where geisha and maiko entertain. You can sip a cup of green matcha tea (or sake!) while chatting with a maiko, and take part in ozashiki asobi (traditional parlor games). A great option for visitors who meet a maiko in a more intimate setting, instead of stage shows. Make sure to bring your camera to take a picture with these elegant entertainers.
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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


    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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 USD37.47

    Group Discount
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. 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 USD112.46

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  4. 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


    Sun, Wed
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 USD125.44

    Group Discount
  6. Meet 12 of Gion's most accomplished maiko and geisha. Enjoy their traditional music and dances, while savoring a light meal in a classic Japanese tea house. After the show, pose with the performers!


    2 hour(s)
  7. Immerse yourself in the world of the elegant and ethereal Kyoto geisha. Tour one of the city's geisha districts with a friendly guide before having a light dinner while watching a maiko perform.
    English Available

    From USD183.67

    Group Discount
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)

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