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Private Dinner with a Geisha
"This experience is a guided tour with a private dinner with one maiko. This is a truly private and authentic party arrangement with a privately arranged maiko for approximately two hours. This includes a guided tour and Japanese dinner course. You may choose from two options: a half Kaiseki course option in a room with others or a full Kaiseki cour or Kaiseki ryouri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that came about originally when monks would ward off hunger with warm stones. Due to the half Kaiseki option being in a room shared with others voices from neighboring tables may be overheard. But there will still be one maiko with her undivided attention to the room.For the full Kaiseki course at the Japanese restaurant’s private room there will be one maiko there specifically for your room.Both half and full Kaiseki meal options will meet at 5pm at the Minamiza theater and will go on a guided tour of the geiko and maiko district. Then at around 6pm
From JPY16,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
Food and Culture Experience at the Nishiki Market and Gion in Kyoto
"Your tour will start in front of the Daimaru department store in Kawaramachi at 10:45am. From there you will head to the Nishiki market where you will try many special foods. First you will try the basic Dashi Japanese soup stock and learn the characteristics of how it is different from the Dashi in Tokyo. Then you will try Yuba tofu skin which is an original food of Kyoto
From $100.00

Geisha and Maiko Tips (15)

Geisha

Geisha, also known in Kyoto as Geiko, are traditional hostesses and entertainers for Japanese men. They are perhaps best known for their elaborate kimonos and white face paint, though geisha...
Ewingjr98
Oct 06, 2013

In Gion at a Geisha bar....

In Gion at a Geisha bar. Again, this was only possible via an introduction. The Geisha were more sophisticated than the Maiko. They focused on the male members of our party. I asked a friend who often...
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j-san
Aug 26, 2010

GEISHA

A geisha is recognised by the more subtle kimono (robe-like dress). It is often not as bright and colourful as the Maiko's (pls see sep tip). The kimono only got one colour most of the time and it's...
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Pixiekatten
Mar 29, 2008

MAIKO

A maiko is a geisha apprentice and as far as I know they are only found in Kyoto. A maiko can be recognised by the differences on her kimono and obi. They are often a bit more colourful and brightly...
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Pixiekatten
Mar 29, 2008

Ponto-cho

Ponto-cho which is between Sanjoji-dori and Shijo-dori is a formaer red-right district. There are typical old Japanese houses, shops, restaurants. You can see Miko/Geisha walking but never try to take...
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Toshioohsako
Feb 22, 2008

Becoming a Geisha...even if only for a day

It is said that there are between 100 and 150 Maiko and Geisha in Kyoto so if your intent on seeing one, without going through the complex process of official introductions and paying a wad of cash,...
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BorderHopper
Jan 09, 2005

Geisha & Maiko

Geisha are the refined women who are versed in the arts that entertain guests. They are as much a symbol of Japan as any of the sights in the country. They are definately not to be confused with...
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Blatherwick
May 10, 2004

Maiko won´t stop for a picture

If you go to Gion at the beginning of the evening to make some pictures of Maiko, bear in mind they won´t stop for you!They run on their high healed shoes through the streets to their next...
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tompt
Aug 07, 2003

Geishas: Maikos and Geikos

In Japan there are Geishas but in Kyoto they are called Geikos, the young ones (a kind of a geisha in practice, learning the profesion) are called Maikos.It´s not easy to see them but if you are lucky...
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crazyguitar
Sep 30, 2002

How do you learn the Art of a...

How do you learn the Art of a Geisha? Nowadays, since there aren't too many people who are willing to endure the rigorous training, the number of geisha is decreasing. Young girls who wish to become a...
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Geisha_Girl
Aug 26, 2002

If you really want to see...

If you really want to see Geisha and don't have a friend to introduce you, your hotel MIGHT be able to organise something. Otherwise the annual dances, such as the Gion Odori, Miyako Odori etc. are a...
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j-san
Aug 26, 2002

I was lucky to go to dinner...

I was lucky to go to dinner with a Maiko - young apprentice Geisha. A kind and well-placed Japanese friend organized it. What did I learn? Kimiko studies English in her spare time, learns the shamizen...
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j-san
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Kyoto

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Kyoto Aquarium

The Kyoto Aquarium opened on March 14, 2012 making it one of the city's newest attractions. It features exhibits of Kyoto's aquatic fish, Japan's giant salamanders, seals, penguins, crabs, and a...
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Museum of Kyoto

This small museum set in a Meji era building highlites the history of Kyoto along with hosting special exhibits. The museum is not worth going out of your way for but is worth a visit if you are in...
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Shosei-en Garden

Shosei-en was created in 1653 by a priest from Higashi Honganji Temple and belonged to the temple and was used as a detached residence. It was originally quite vast, extending all the way to the...
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

This museum houses a collection of manga (comic books) not only by Japanese authors/illustrators but international artists as well. Found TinTin comic books in French too! A good opportunity for kids...
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Kaleidoscope Museum

The Kyoto Kaleidoscope Museum is a small but fun museum, especially if you have kids. Explanations are in English and Japanese, although most of the kaleidoscopes are easy to try on your own. There...
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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is a traditional shopping street in Central Kyoto, that has been here for centuries. It is said that the first shop here opened in 1311, and the area became a fish market in the 16th...
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