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Geisha and their apprentices called maiko are professional entertainers well-trained in various forms of art such as dancing, playing traditional Japanese music instruments and communicating with customers of tea houses. Their main role is to entertain the guests and create a relaxing elegant atmosphere. Nowadays the culture of geisha has become easily accessible to foreign travelers through many tea houses open for the general public in Kyoto, Tokyo and Kanazawa. We offer plenty of activities in which you can enjoy a top-quality dinner accompanied by one or more geisha performers in a traditional tatami mat tea room. Of course, you can also experience the geisha culture yourself by transforming into an authentic maiko with one of our makeover activities! Stroll the little streets of Kyoto or Asakusa dressed up as a gorgeous geisha and immerse yourself in the classical old atmosphere of the town!

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Reviews for Geisha Experience in Japan

  • Enlightened Enlightened

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion Excellent day and fantastic people

  • Jesslyn Jesslyn

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion This was such an amazing experience. Despite the place being busy, they were able to accomodate for our guy friend who had no booking. He was able to dress up in a male kimono and have a photo shoot as well for a small sum paid on the day.

    I had the pleasure of having Wakano as my artist and she was very informative, went through the steps and knew told me simple instructions to help her during the make up.
    The artists were very professional and knew what they were doing. They also gave you options of looking cute or elegant which was great!
    We also got to choose which kimono that we could wear and the accessories that went with them! The photographer was also very knowledgable and knew the angles and what to do to take excellent pictures of us (we took 4 home and I got 3 postcards with additionally cost of the postcard).
    Then we had some time outside in the garden for our own photo shoots.
    The whole experience was amazing and we all would highly recommend doing this for anyone interested!

    Thank you for the lovely experience :) we will be suggesting this to all my friends back at home

  • Helen Helen

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion I had booked the experience through Voyagin before we arrived in Japan and chose the courtyard plan experience. The house is in Gion and not too hard to find (although we had the phone sat nav, so cheated a little!) . They are based in a lovely traditional house, which was a fantastic bonus to experience (think memoirs of a geisha!).

    When I arrived I was taken to a changing area equipped with lockers for your stuff and given a white gown to wear and was then taken through to the make up area. The lady who took me through the experience was fantastic, really helpful and friendly, despite the language barrier. I was asked if I wanted the elegant or cute (Kawaii!) style and I chose the latter. She applied the make up which was fascinating to watch. The wig was then fitted and my hair was pinned into the wig and some wash-out hair dye was sprayed on to make it look authentic.

    I was then taken upstairs and got to choose a kimono and hair accessories and was dressed in these (so many layers!). I was then taken to the courtyard where a lovely photographer came in an took some shots for me on their camera and also on mine. My husband and I were then given some time to take our own photos.

    Once we were done I went to change back, the changing area is very well equipped with shower heads on the sinks to washout the hair dye, lots of makeup removal stuff, hairbrushes etc. We then went to the waiting room where I was given the printed photos and I bought a cd of all the photos they’d taken.

    Overall a fantastic experience which I thoroughly recommend!!

  • Alicia Alicia

  • Craig Craig

    Enjoy Dinner with a Geisha Performance in Tokyo

    Enjoy Dinner with a Geisha Performance in Tokyo Great way to experience Geisha culture and customs, Kimichi was very nice and happy to explain and share stories.

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