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Maiko and Geisha Experiences in Kyoto
The maiko (apprentice geisha) of Kyoto are living icons of the city. Trained in traditional dance and music, take this opportunity to step into this ancient, secretive world. Check out elegant dinner shows with maiko entertainment, or go all out and book a private dinner so you can chat at your leisure. Book in English for a hassle-free experience! If you are on a budget don't worry, we have options in a range of prices.
9Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  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

    USD173.36

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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 USD206.94

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. 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

    USD173.36

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD112.23

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  5. 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 USD37.39

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD113.32

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, 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

    USD112.23

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

    USD109.49

    Sun, Wed
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD118.62

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

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