Geisha Online – PRIVATE Meeting with a Geisha or Maiko 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.
How to Book our Online Tea Ceremony
- Step 1: Please reserve via this page. We will send you a confirmation email.
- 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!
- Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: Online Reservation. We get back to you within 12 hours.
* Please always reserve at least 48 hours in advance.
* Feel free to share the zoom link with immediate friends and family but not publicly.
* We ask for your cooperation in refraining from recording the zoom session in full.
(Partial recording is acceptable.)
Notes on Reserving Your Geisha Experience Online
- Reservable time slots are Japanese Standard Time(use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com to work out the best time for your location).
- Please join the meeting using a device with a video camera and 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.
1-10people: ¥50,000 / group
11+: ¥5,000 / person
*for adhoc inquiries email@example.com
Please kindly note that
- Maikoya was one of the pioneering institutions in Japan to provide online cultural experiences that have attracted media coverage
- Maikoya is the largest experience provider of its kind in Japan, with branches in three major cities and catering to over 100,000 guests
- Maikoya is the ONLY three-time consecutive TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winner in its category in Japan
- Maikoya is the only traditional tea ceremony venue in Japan to have earned over 2500 five-star reviews on Google and other platforms
Watch a sample video about our online experience
Online Tea Ceremony is also ideal for team building
Team-building through Tea has already proved a game changer for many multinationals, just some of which include Uber, Unilever, Gucci, ExxonMobil and so on.
Bring your company colleagues, groups, and teams along for a relaxing and enjoyable journey of discovery. Perfect for those newly on board! A ZOOM session no-one will want to miss. Universities, companies, groups and more.
Collectively embrace a virtual and visual feast. Our kimono-clad instructor shows how to make the perfect bowl of powdered green tea and sheds light on this unique and treasured tradition.If you have any questions, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: Online Reservation. We get back to you within 12 hours.
Maikoya is the only culture-focused team building company in Japan that served thousands of guests from worldwide companies including but not limited to Uber, Unilever, Gucci, ExxonMobile and more. We offer Japanese team building events in Tokyo for organizations interested in unique team bonding activities either online or offline. We are also the largest cultural experience provider in Japan with 4 physical locations including a full-fledged museum. We put a lot of effort into preparation, so you can rest assured that the Japan related team work activity will be popular among your team members.
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