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Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

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Sydney, Australia
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Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Hello,

I will be in Kyoto in February and am wanting to do a tour/show/dinner/tea ceremony with a maiko/geisha. Although in winter it appears like all these tours are not in operation?

Does anybody have any suggestions as to a company/tea house/ryokan that does them at this time of the year.

I understand that it can be quite expensive, and am more interested in the cheaper dinner and show type of options if possible.

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Tokyo and California
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1. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Gion Corner has shows on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during winter (closed Dec 29-Jan 3.)

kyoto-gioncorner.com/performance/index.html

This is the only inexpensive option, I'm afraid.

Melbourne
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2. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Shibuyakko, interested to know... Does the Gion Corner include dinner also? :) THanks.

Tokyo and California
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3. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

No dinner is served. What they offer:

www.kyoto-gioncorner.com/tradition/index.html

Dance, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, Japanese music, and Bunraku (puppet show.)

Melbourne
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4. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Ahhh thank you! And as a non-Japanese speaker, will we be able to enjoy the show too? :) Thanks OP for bringing this up!

Melbourne
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5. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Another question, on this page: kyoto-gioncorner.com/performance/index.html

There is a reservation area, which includes 3 columns, the last two are group booking (20 or more?) and school kids, I assume. But what is the first one, there is no link and only an image of Japanese text in red...

Tokyo and California
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6. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

It says, "General Admission" "No reservations necessary."

Melbourne
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7. Re: Kyoto Geisha/Maiko tour

Thank you Shibuyakko, that makes sense now hehehe..

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