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Dinner with a Maiko in Kyoto

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 72 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegetarian, Rain or shine, No strollers, Regional food, With dinner
Immerse yourself in Kyoto culture by savoring authentic Kyoto-style cuisine alongside entertainment courtesy of a maiko.
Highlights
Meet a maiko and observe geisha culture
Enjoy a true Kyoto-style meal
Watch the maiko perform traditional dances
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Those lucky enough get to spot the elusive geisha on the move in the streets of Kyoto. It’s a notoriously closed-off practice despite its worldwide fame, as geishas often perform for private events and select establishments. Get to take a rare look into the historic geisha culture with a delicious Kyoto-style dinner and entertainment from a maiko (an apprentice geisha). The experience opens with dinner, featuring a meal from an established Kyoto-style restaurant. The meal will be kaiseki style, featuring seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy the local cuisine paired with the maiko’s dance performance. While geishas are often praised for their dance performances, their entertainment doesn’t end there– their versatile skill sets include game activities. This experience includes games led by the maikos, which guests are encouraged to participate in. You can get the opportunity to get to know geisha culture through the Q&A session, in which the maiko will answer any curiosities you might have. If you’re wondering about taking pictures, don’t worry– you’ll have the opportunity to take a commemorative photo with the maiko and are also welcome to take pictures of them.
Inclusions
A 75-minute long complete dinner meal
Two maiko dance performances
Opportunities to take pictures with the maiko
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please come to the venue directly. The address will be shared after booking.
Remarks
Vegan and vegetarian options may be available with prior notice
Please arrive on time. If you are late, it will be treated as a cancellation
No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the venue
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 1 week before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: June 2, 2024
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¥ 8,950
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals