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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    This two-week trip allows you to delve into the life and work of two of Japan's greatest woodblock print artists as you journey to the postal towns and iconic mountains that inspired their most famous works, and provides plenty of time to visit the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa along the way.

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    Journey across Honshu Island to visit the towns and landscapes depicted in the <i>ukiyo-e</i> woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige.

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