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Kimono Lunch in Osaka
When visiting Maikoya Osaka, there are many opportunities for experiencing traditional Japanese activities. You do not want to miss having a kimono lunch with a Maiko. A traditionally trained actress, dancer, and entertainer, the Maiko is an apprentice to a Geisha. A Maiko is knowledgeable about the arts, hospitality, food and drink, social skills and how to care for guests. Also, a Maiko learns how to play games and other forms of entertainment. The kimono lunch is served in a private room of the Tea House which is also where the Maiko lives. Members of the public have historically been denied admittance to Tea Houses. Only people with connections to another patron were allowed inside. However, thanks to Maikoya Osaka now you can experience the wonder of an exquisite full course lunch made with the freshest, seasonal foods served by a Maiko. From the moment you choose your kimono and have the professional staff wrap it the proper way you will be enveloped by the tradition and spirit of the lunch. As you are immersed in the event, you will find yourself transported to a different time. The traditions of the Maiko reach back to the 17th century. Experience for yourself the rituals that make the kimono lunch so memorable. The Osaka kimono lunch is available for both visitors and residents. You will never think of lunch in the same way.
• Choose the colors and details of your kimono.
• Enjoy a private room for you and your family.
• Meet and be entertained by a genuine Maiko.
• Enjoy the traditional fresh seasonal foods served in the
multiple course meal.
MAIKOYAMaikoya 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