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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.
12Activities

    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

    USD173.69

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

    USDFree

     
    2 hour(s)
  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

    USD173.69

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD37.46

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. 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

    USD77.71

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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 USD118.84

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. 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 USD123.41

    Daily
    (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

    From USD73.13

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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

    USD112.44

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Witness the lovely grace and artistry of the geisha and maiko of Kyoto during the Gion Odori autumn festival with reserved tickets. You can also join a tea ceremony before the dances!

    From USD36.57

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. 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

    USDFree

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s)
  12. 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

    USD127.99

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)

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