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Eat Golden Ice Cream Served by a Maiko in Osaka
If you think ice cream is a rich treat, you should try it covered with gold leaf! You will be able to enjoy this treat with green tea that is prepared and served by a maiko. The maiko will also chat with you and answer any questions you may have about Japan. Make your reservation today for this uniquely Japanese treat. This will be your golden opportunity to spend an hour relaxing and enjoying some of Japan’s noteworthy luxuries.
A scoop of ice cream covered with a gold leaf and served in an antique dish
A cup of green tea prepared by a real maiko
A chance to interact with a friendly maiko who can answer any questions you have about Japan
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
One treat in Japan that is becoming increasingly popular is ice cream covered with a gold leaf. It’s so beautiful to look at, that it’s almost a shame to eat it! When in Osaka, you can enjoy this wonderful snack served in an Edo Period antique dish. A maiko will serve the gold-leaf ice cream, and will prepare some green tea for you to drink as well. As you eat and drink, feel free to ask the maiko any questions you may have about Japan, its traditions and culture, or about the history of maiko. This charming apprentice geisha will be happy to answer all your questions and to spend time with in a relaxing and interesting atmosphere. Come take part in this experience that you can only find in Japan.
Disclaimer: The building where Maikoya Osaka is located used to serve as a geisha house; however, currently it is not a geisha house or Okiya. The geisha who is serving you is not someone who lived in Okiya for years. Maikoya’s main focus is promoting Japanese crafts and arts and Maikoya certainly does not follow the code of Kyoto or Tokyo geisha houses or affiliated with any okiya or geisha association.
***For this experience we need at least 3 guests to hold the activity
IncludedMaiko serve icecreamGolden icecream
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
MAIKOYA OSAKAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257