Geisha traditions are traced to the spiritual center of Kyoto, where they were specified as geiko and maiko. However, other than in some touristic discount group arrangements, which often reduce the time of geiko or maiko accompaniment by half, such a lovely tradition can hardly ever be enjoyed privately. From centuries ago, geiko and maiko parties have been given privately only for limited members of society. We have made it possible for visitors to truly experience the essence of geiko and maiko in an authentic manner. During the event, our English speaking guides will escort you around the geiko and maiko district, to be followed by a full-time dinner or party arrangement lasting two hours. Since geiko and maiko are privately arranged only for your group, you will have the chance to fully exchange conversations with them and hear their stories which would normally not be told to the public.

Guided tour + Private dinner with one Maiko

The minimum, yet still truly private and authentic, party arrangement with a privately arranged maiko for around two hours. A full-time accompaniment. Includes guided tour and Japanese dinner course (3-hour program)

Class plum:Half kaiseki course at Japanese restaurant with partition

  • japanese restaurant(particion)
  • half kaiseki course
  • maiko
  • English guide
  • recorded music
No. of guest Price per guest
2 ¥39,000
3-4 ¥29,000
5-6 ¥23,000
7-8 ¥18,000
9-10 ¥16,000

Alcohol, soft drinks, transportation are not covered.
Voices from a neighboring table might be overheard.

Class bamboo: Full kaiseki course at Japanese restaurant’s private room

  • Japanese restaurant (private room)
  • full kaiseki course
  • maiko
  • English guide
  • recorded music
No. of guest Price per guest
2 ¥48,000
3-4 ¥38,000
5-6 ¥33,000
7-8 ¥29,000
9-10 ¥27,000

Alcohol, soft drinks, transportation are not covered.

itinerary (class plum / class bamboo):

17:00-18:00 Meeting at the Minamiza Theatre, guided tour in the geiko and maiko district
18:00-20:00 Dinner at the Japanese restaurant accompanied by one maiko and a guide interpreter

And this is what we truly call a Geiko and Maiko party - More authentic, more private, Tea house arrangement

Class pine:

In this program, you will have the opportunity to experience a true visit to a private teahouse, which is definitely not open to the public. A private party of this nature at such tea houses is hard to come by, even for Kyoto locals no matter how rich they are. We were able to make this happen through mobilizing our network. The dinner will be accompanied by a geiko and a maiko, one being in charge of dancing while the other is in charge of playing the shamisen, a guitar-like three stringed musical instrument. You will also have a chance to learn what the historic party’s substance really was in the samurai age and experience it. However, please do be careful not to drink too much, this being also a part of the elegant manner of traditional Kyoto.

  • private teahouse
  • full kaiseki course
  • beer and sake
  • maiko
  • geiko
  • shamisen
  • English guide
  • taxi*1
No. of guest Price per guest
3-10 ¥48,000 - ¥88,000

Ask for arrangement of party for one to two guests.
Above usual amount of drinking or some special sorts of alcohol may require extra payment.

itinerary(class pine):

16:45-17:00 Pick up at your hotel (within Kyoto City), and transfer to the geiko and maiko district by taxi
17:00-18:00 guided tour in the geiko and maiko district
18:00-20:00 Dinner at a tea house with geiko and maiko accompaniment
20:00-20:15 Return to your hotel (within Kyoto City) by taxi *2

*1: Taxi fare is covered only within the city, extra payment required for out of town
*2: Program can be finished in the geiko and maiko district, with the understanding no refund of taxi fee is available

Payment by credit card is acceptable.

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