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This is something not to be missed if you are in Kyoto. There were about 25 of us entertained by a Geiko and two Meikos. The evening has a 7 course meal with unlimited drinks but it goes by too fast! The Geikos come over...More
This place provided a wonderful opportunity to see real geishas performing and chat with them during the evening. Had a great time, until I reviewed the dinner menu. The menu included Sea bream in starchy SHARK FIN sauce. Needless to say, I did not eat...More
Booked this evening for my wife and I online in advance of our arrival in Japan as seemed to be one of only ways to experience an authentic form of performances from Maiko/ Geika . Hosted by and in a traditional hotel or Ryokan in...More
I had a fantastic time at Gion Hatanaka's maiko performance. Visitor's not only get to see traditional geisha dances performed to accompaniment by the shamisen, but also speak to the geisha and ask them questions. My Japanese can use a lot of work, but they...More
So much fun. The food is delicious, gorgeous, and will fill you up. The Geisha and Maiko are friendly and wonderful at their craft. We were able to watch them dance, talk to them (with a translator), and play bar games with them. And yes...More
The Geiko and Maiko were stupendous. This was my first time in Kyoto and I’m glad that I spent the money for this experience.
Experience came with a seven course meal, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Performance included a traditional solo Geiko dance and a...More
One of the ultimate Japanese experiences is an evening of (wholesome) entertainment by the authentic Geisha – a tall order indeed. Unless you have impressive connections within the country, it’s an all but impossible to arrange.
However, Gion Hatanaka in Kyoto offers the next best...More
This was the highlight of our Kyoto evening outing. Gion Hatanaka is located near the Yasaka Shrine, we were greeted by English speaking staff. One thing to warn diners: you must remove your shoes before stepping up to the main room. They invited us in...More
We wondered if this would be a tourist trap and while yes it is clearly something that tourists do, it is a really fantastic experience. There was something like 25-30 guests when we went on tables of 4 and the food and rink kept coming!...More
I believe that you can book it at your hotel directly because that is where the Geiko/Meiko evening it is held. I booked it via the concierge (about a week before) at the Kyoto Grand Hyatt where we were staying and I would... More
I believe that you can book it at your hotel directly because that is where the Geiko/Meiko evening it is held. I booked it via the concierge (about a week before) at the Kyoto Grand Hyatt where we were staying and I would advise you to book it through the hotel before you arrive at the Gion Hatanaka Ryokan.
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