Geisha Show Kyoto + Gion Walking Tour VALUE Ticket

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¥13000 / person
¥11700 / person   (+ tax)
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Gion Walking Tour + Geisha Show

  • This is a value ticket that includes a REAL geisha (or maiko) show and also Gion Geisha District walking tour.
  • You will enjoy learning about the culture, history and hidden gems of Gion in addition to watching an authentic geisha performance.
  • A friendly local tour guide will help you discover the hidden gems of the historic streets of Gion.

Time Schedule

5:45pm – 6:30pm Gion Walking tour
6:30pm – 7:15pm Geisha Show

Address: Meeting point

Kyoto Geisha Show & Experience GION MAIKOYA
100, Rokurocho, Matsubara-dori Yamatooji Higashi iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

*Children under 7 can not enter this venue.

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Your experience includes

  • A professional English speaking tour guide who will escort you all the way
  • Walking tour of the historic Gion Geisha District
  • Sharing intriguing facts about the Geisha and the locations of the Geisha movies
  • Answering any questions you may have about the geisha or Japanese culture & history
  • Providing directions to your next destination and suggestions on restaurants and hidden gems of Kyoto
  • Geisha or apprentice geisha (maiko) dance performance
  • Interaction with the geisha after the show
  • Opportunities to take a picture with the geisha or photograph her dance show
  • Friendly and relaxing atmosphere


¥13,000 JPY / person (+tax)

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*This experience cannot be canceled or changed from 15 days before the event date.

*If the show is cancelled in case of emergency you get a full refund. If the walking tour is cancelled because of rain or emergency, there is no refund but you are allowed to join the tour on the following day.

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Geisha Performance

Geisha Show Kyoto
  • The geisha performance lasts around 45 minutes.
  • The geisha performance takes place at the traditional Japanese style room of Maikoya Tea House conveniently located in the heart of Kyoto.
  • The geisha, sometimes apprentice geisha (called maiko), performs her traditional dance in a room.
  • You are allowed to take pictures during the performance.
  • After the dance you get to ask geisha questions and you can take a picture with the geisha.
  • If time left, some audience members get to play simple traditional games with the geisha (e.g. ozashiki asobi)
  • There is an MC hosting the performance who would also explain meaning and symbolism regarding the outfit and dance of the geisha

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Gion Walking Tour Route

  • We will start the tour in front of the  historic Minamiza Kabuki theater.
  • Walk towards the Hanamikoji Street where the most elite and prestigious teahouses of Kyoto are located.
  • We will walk in front of the teahouses and pass by Gion Corner.
  • We will then briefly stop by the Kenninji temple and Yasui Konpiragu shrine where we talk about the difference between shrine and temple.
Gion Walking Tour with Guide

Gion Walking Tour with Guide

The walking tour lasts about 30~45 minutes, just enough to learn what you may be wondering about the mysterious world of geisha and the historic Geisha neighborhoods. Whether it is the geisha kimono, the training of the apprentice geisha or the flaws of the movie “Memoirs of Geisha” you will learn a lot. Walking in the historic Gion geisha district will undoubtedly give you a feeling of time travel where every street has many stories to tell.

Gion Ochaya, Okiya, Ryotei

Gion Ochaya, Okiya, Ryotei


Recently there are many incidents where tourists engage in irresponsible behavior in Gion which include

  • Blocking the way of the geisha to take a photo
  • Chasing and bothering the geisha
  • Touching the geishas kimono, hair, accessories
  • Trying to take a selfie with a geisha
  • Taking the photo of a geisha when she is with a guest
  • Littering on the streets of Gion
  • Eating fast food while walking in Gion
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol on the streets of Gion
  • Sitting on the streets of Gion

Please remember

The geisha are human beings, they are not objects. You have to respect the privacy of the geisha. You have to understand that you endanger yourself and the geisha in the narrow streets of Gion when you come too close. You have to understand that geisha’s are likely on their way to work and they should not be late.

About Us

We are Maikoya Teahouse. All of our guides speak fluent English and know how to make you feel at ease by always being patient and smiling constantly. We also provide handouts in different languages in case you have limited language skills. By participating in this tour you will have a local “friend” showing you around rather than being dragged to routine places by a stranger.

We know that travelers neither want a history lecture nor a fast facts trivia. They just want to feel like a local and learn the Japanese view of Geisha and Gion and history. Our guests also often ask us about the souvenir shops, restrooms, hidden gems, transportation to their next stop and local favorite restaurants. So we prepared the perfect package tour with the best price that will make your trip to Japan extra rewarding.


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  • Included
    Gion Walking Tour
    Geisha Dance Performance
  • Not Included
    Transportation from the show place to the walking tour place
  • Maps
  • Organizer

    Kyoto Geisha Show & Experience GION MAIKOYA

    We 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 100, Rokurocho, Matsubara-dori Yamatooji Higashiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan  google map
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