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Geisha Online – PRIVATE Meeting with a Geisha from Kyoto
Meeting with a REAL Geisha Online
In the past, it was impossible to meet a geisha for first-timers because in Kyoto there is a rule called “ichigensan okotowari” which means personal reference is necessary for a geisha meeting. But, now, for the first time ever, you can meet a real geisha from Kyoto’s geisha district online. Because of the risks of face to face meetings, the geisha of Kyoto temporarily agreed to open their mysterious world to the rest of the world via virtual meetings. Since this is a limited time opportunity, you may be one of the few in the world to get a chance to talk to a real geisha from Kyoto at your living room.
Unique Virtual Geisha Experience
This is a PRIVATE geisha meeting that lasts 45 minutes. You can invite your friends and family as the price covers up to 10 people. The geisha will be wearing her traditional white make-up and her traditional outfit which takes hours of preparation. Your meeting will include
- Greetings from the Geisha
- Geisha Dance Performance
- Geisha Tea Ceremony Performance
- Question-and-Answer session with the geisha (her training, her life, etc.)
There will be an interpreter for you to make sure your communication with the geisha goes smoothly. You are also more than welcome to have a drink at your venue if you’d like to. If you are reserving for a university class, please let us know in the notes section.
Process of Reserving Geisha Online
- Step 1: Please make a reservation on this page and you will get a confirmation email automatically.
- Step 2: We will email you a link to the online video call 24 hours prior to your meeting. Just click on the link at your reserved time slot and enjoy the experience!
Please make sure to reserve at least 48 hours in advance.
Notes on Reserving Geisha Online
- The time slots listed on the reservation page is Japanese Standard Time (13 hours ahead of New York City, 7 hours ahead of Paris).
- Please make sure you are joining the meeting by using a device with a camera and a microphone (iphone, macbook, airbook, webcam, etc.).
- The geisha has to prepare for your meeting by dressing up and putting on the traditional make up and outfit which takes hours. The geisha also has to arrange her schedule in advance. So, please understand that there is a 100% cancellation fee if you can’t participate in the meeting.
- This is a real geisha and what you will experience is a once in a life time opportunity.
- If you have concerns about us or looking for references for our services please read the reviews below.
06:52 05 Mar 20
Wonderful service. Perfect for anyone, including Japanese. Just opened in December 2019. You can meet with a geisha and ask questions. Great experience.read more
07:01 25 Feb 20
Enjoyed the Geisha tea ceremony! After being dressed in a Kimono, I was escorted to the venue. Our host and interpreters were amazing. Explained all the reasons behind the spiritual aspects of the ceremony, and after the Maiko did her dance we were able to ask lots of questions. If you want a beautiful authentic experience, please give this a try!read more
06:59 15 Feb 20
Amazing experience with our private tea ceremony. The staff made us feel welcome from the start and gave a lovely talk about each of the items on display. Really a great afternoon and can really recommend.read more
06:54 11 Feb 20
Awesome experience, you can ask a lot of questions and learn so much! The tea ceremony is very enjoyable too and you can take pictures of the whole process. The maiko was very beautiful and kind, she answered to all of our questions, we really enjoyed our time here. Thank you again!read more
03:27 28 Jan 20
It's repeated over and over in the reviews but this really is a once in a lifetime experience. To be able to experience a traditional dance and tea ceremony is outstanding but to recieve it from a real Maiko is just inexplicable. The staff could not have been more lovely and accommodating. Will absolutely be coming back next time I'm in Kyoto.read more
02:26 20 Jan 20
One of the most amazing and wonderful experiences we had during our stay in Kyoto. The whole staff was really wonderful and helpful, we were able to ask all the questions you want to ask a Maiko. The tea ceremony was beautiful. We got to wear Kimonos and after all that we had a great walking tour through the Gion district where we also learned so many things by two members of the Kyoto Geisha Show staff. Thank you again for all your help and the wonderful afternoon we had at your lovely place!read more
Maria CRUZ ORELLANA
08:11 19 Jan 20
I’ve done tea ceremonies before but they have never been like this one. They were able to accommodate a big group (19 people) and we got to ask the Maiko-san questions and and take pictures. The women that dressed us were kind and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.read more
08:09 19 Jan 20
This is a must do experience in Kyoto! All the ladies are so nice and welcoming. They even got our group a Maiko to perform the ceremony. Overall amazing experienceread more
07:59 19 Jan 20
What a wonderful experience! I loved every second and it was very interactive. We were a very large group and they were so professional and accommodatingread more
07:59 19 Jan 20
Such an incredible experience! A must for anyone visiting Kyoto. The women that work here are so knowledgeable, hospitable and sweet. Genuinely a pleasant and once in a lifetime experience! I highly recommend it!!!read more
10:28 29 Nov 19
We had a great tea ceremony experience at this place. We enjoyed the detailed explanation and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth the experienceread more
06:12 12 Nov 19
This experience is one in a life time, so I definitely recommend it to everyone! It's quite engaging and informative at the same time as first of all you're watching Maiko traditional seasonal dance, after what she shows you how to make a proper green tea and gives you to experience it yourself. The last memorable moment is a question and answer time. Everything what you're interested in about maiko you can ask her personally and receive an answer! Moreover, staff is very friendly, helping, and everyone takes good pictures of you!read more
05:33 06 Nov 19
Amazing experience and not to be missed! Staff are lovely and tea ceremony was a once in a lifetime! We even got to see a traditional danceread more
07:36 01 Nov 19
5 Star experience, must do in Kyoto! Our host Nana was amazing and very knowledgable. The sweet making was really fun and Nana showed us different techniques to make different designs. The Tea Ceremony was so insightful, we feel we learned a lot about the tea and Japanese culture and we were so lucky to also meet a beautiful Geisha. We would recommend this to anyone!read more
05:25 01 Nov 19
I loved the experience I have had today. Every thing was beautiful and my group and I enjoyed the beautiful ceremony lovely kind staff who helpe us get ready and very nice lady who performed tea ceremony and the beautiful geisha. Thank you so very much.read more
IncludedGeisha Dance PerformanceGeisha Tea CeremonyConversation with the Geisha
Geisha Experience Gion MAIKO CHAYAWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto,Gion the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto, Gion. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. 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, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Gion 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 an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.
Our address is Japan, 桜花 ビル 3F, 576 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074 Take Exit 6 at the Gion Shijo Station google map
Our phone number is 075-741-7554
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org