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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

  • Katie Katie

    Japanese Tea Ceremony with Geisha Dance Performance, Tokyo

    Japanese Tea Ceremony with Geisha Dance Performance, Tokyo My daughter and I were visiting Tokyo and wanted a truly traditional Japanese experience that didn't make us feel like "tourists". If anyone out there is wanting a similar experience, look no further! You have to work this in to your schedule somehow! Our geisha spoke English, but her demeanor was what we expected of a true geisha. It was perfect combination for us because we really were curious about the ceremony and the traditions and she was able to explain everything fully to us, while still maintaining her presence as a a geisha (btw, she was a registered geisha). Our Tea Master personalized our ceremony especially for us (including a tea which was in line with our taste). Can't say enough good things about this tour!

  • Mark Mark

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion A fantastic opportunity to go to an authentic tea house and experience performances by genuine geishas. And all overseen by the remarkable Lady Baba.

  • Lisa Lisa

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion The staff were all very friendly and professional. What an incredible insight into Maiko life! I chose 3 courtyard photos and loved having a ten minute personal phone photo op too.

  • Morgan Morgan

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion =^ . ^= I will do this again , the next time I am in Japan !! Simply put, this experience was INCREDIBLE !! ( I wish I could include the amazing selfie with my artist and photographer !! So cute !! But I put them all on my computer !! ) From the moment you walk in ; you feel taken care of , respected and already a beautiful Maiko or Geisha .. I would explain the process but that would ruin the magic of this gorgeous experience . All staff were friendly , warm hearted and beautifully souled. Me and my boyfriend unfortunately ran a little bit late due to being in a foreign country , the language barrier and other circumstances .. But Aya was so incredibly understanding , receptive and kind . During the whole experience I never felt incomfortable.. It was so amazing as well that you got to pick your own kimono color , belt color , and hair accessories .. which made it feel very personable and gave you a greater and fuller experience . My boyfriend even had an incredible time and was dressed very beautifully ! You can also discuss and add on additional photos if you'd like , and all staff are very open and accepting to this . Honestly at the end my boyfriend and I were astonished at the amount of print outs we recieved as well as a CD of the photoshoot !! This review wasn't the best written .. But I don't really even know what to say other than .. WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE !! I have never felt so beautiful , empowered and incredible in my life .. thank you to every staff member at Aya Gion .. you are a blessing ! ^ ^

  • Enlightened Enlightened

    15% OFF Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Gion

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