Private audience with a maiko

InsideJapan are proud to offer an exclusive, private meeting with a Kyoto maiko.

Many Kyotoites spend their whole lives in Kyoto City, but never have the opportunity to meet a geisha, as this is an elusive, expensive experience usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or elite business men. However thanks to our links with a Gion tea house, InsideJapan are delighted to offer an exclusive maiko (apprentice geisha) experience.

Over afternoon tea served in a tatami-mat room, the maiko will entertain you with dances and a few traditional games. With a translator on hand to help this experience grants you a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the geisha world.

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Private audience with a maiko

located in Kyoto

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

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    Following the path of the old Tokaido Road, the Golden Route will take you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and the true cultural heart of the country. With the hot springs of Hakone in between, this itinerary is a perfect introductory taste of Japan.

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    This deluxe week-long trip introduces the best of Japan: five-star accommodation, superb food, exclusive cultural experiences and iconic locations.

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