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Kyoto Tea Ceremony and Traditional Maiko Performance

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
2 - 30 guests
Language
Japanese, English
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With dessert
Experience the traditional vibes of Kyoto, enjoying a refined performance given by maiko, geisha apprentices.

Highlights

Try your hand at the ancient art of tea ceremony, after you attend a demonstration with a real maiko
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful performance
Get your photo taken with a maiko!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

They are mysterious figures sneaking out of Okiya (geisha lodging houses) only to disappear in a taxi headed to a performance venue. Their emotions hidden under a layer of white makeup, the world of maiko and geisha seems to be shrouded in secrecy. This Kyoto food tour opens the door, so you can discover the beauty of maiko and geisha, with insights into the Japanese art of entertaining. Maiko and geisha use shamisen-playing, dancing, and tea ceremony to enthrall their guests. Splurge on this exclusive experience for face-to-face time with an authentic maiko. Maiko is the term used for geisha apprentice in the Kyoto area, aged between 15-20. These patient girls are masters of singing, dancing, and other musical skills, and present themselves in vibrant attire, with an abundance of seasonal floral hair accessories and longer sleeves than those of the older geisha. Skilled maiko will conduct a demonstration showing participants how to make the perfect foamy matcha and let you try afterwards. Then, just sit back on the tatami floor and enjoy the traditional performance, relax and reach a blissful state of mind thanks to the fine beauty taking on the stage. Indulge in traditional Japanese sweets and snacks served during the experience, together with beverages. Enjoy chatting with the maiko, and feel free to ask her your burning questions.

Inclusions

Japanese snacks, sweets, coffee and/or tea
A tea ceremony held by a maiko

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Enjoy the tea ceremony at Jinmatsuan.

Remarks

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Shimogyo is one of the southern wards of Kyoto City, which includes the area to the north of Kyoto Station. Major attractions include the traditional Japanese garden, Shose-En Garden and Kyoto Tower. From Kyoto Station, many other major tourist attractions outside of Shimogyo-ku are easily accessible, like Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nara.
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Earliest available date: July 25, 2024
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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