Everything is included in the price (no gimmicks, no extra charge for any add on (e.g. hairdo, sandals, bag, etc.)
The historic Gion area and Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a walking distance.
You can go out after wearing the kimono. Please return to MAIKOYA GION by the start time of the geisha experience.
Please make your reservation at least one hour before the geisha experience.
Kimonos for children under 7 years old are not available.
Kimono is a beautiful item of traditional clothing, and is immediately associated with Japan. When you’re in Kyoto, do yourself the favor of wearing a real kimono. If it is your first time, you may be confused and you may not know how to chose. We have the perfect standard plan with no hidden fees and no extra add ons.
Our perfect value set the full memorable plan includes
Kimono wearing (hundreds of different styles to choose from)
Kanzashi and hairpins
Wearing a kimono is a great way to gain an understanding of how it feels to dress in authentic Japanese clothing. Don’t worry about how difficult the process of putting on a kimono is because an expert will be helping you all the way. As you’re getting dressed, feel free to ask questions to learn more about the history of the kimono and how it has evolved over time. Or ask about each item to find out what it’s called and how it functions to make the kimono look the way it does. You can also learn some of the occasions for wearing kimono, and the different types of kimono that people wear. And if you so desire, the staff will apply style your hair in a way fitting of any kimono you choose to wear.
You’ll find everything you need here; various types of kimono from different periods of Japanese history, as well as accessories such as appropriate footwear and purses, will make your look complete. There’s an assortment of items for men, women, and children (7 years and older), so you’re certain to find something that you’ll love. This is a wonderful and memorable opportunity for you and your whole family. Come and find out what it’s like to dress up in a traditional Japanese kimono!
You can rent the most popular designs at this convenient location and then take a picture in front of dozens of different kinds of backdrops at Maikoya. There are large size kimonos, kimonos for men and kimono for kids (7 years and older). Also the location is very convenient so you don’t have to worry about returning your kimono to a far place.
You can freely stroll the historic streets of Kyoto. Our English-speaking friendly staff are waiting to serve you!We will teach you the most picturesque spots in Kyoto and we will teach you how to conveniently get to those places.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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