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Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto Cuisine and Maiko Evening

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505 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-5315
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as part of a 1-week culinary and cultural tour of Japan. The show was mysterious but interesting and something the whole group enjoyed. However, this was the one meal in Japan I did not enjoy much. The appetisers came altogether, about 12...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobbieA1976
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular performance and amazing dinner! Exceeded my expectations. The maiko was very friendly and very interesting to talk to. This is highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank apple912
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Amazing meal which highlight their local cuisine. Had an enjoyable time chatting with the maiko and geiko. We were able to participate in 2 different drinking games with the maiko which was also interesting. Overall an enjoyable and memorable night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krystal864
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I loved the wonderful evening with the Maiko and geisha! It was very fun and we had a great time! Do not miss it, if you can go! It is a very unique experience!!! Regards from Portugal!

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cham3b
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adrianw818
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Josh W
Reviewed July 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beata H
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience...my wife and I visited Kyoto and had to see a Geisha! Great food and authentic experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 10, 2018|
Response from cham3b | Reviewed this property |
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
April 9, 2017|
Response from gion_hatanaka | Property representative |
It takes about 10~15 minutes by taxi.
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Response from Emccab10 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so