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Experience the exquisite beauty and elegance of a maiko dance. Your English-speaking guide will take you to the venue and explain all that you will see and do. During this journey into Japanese history, you will eat a fantastic dinner while a maiko dancer performs for you. As part of the performance, the dancer will teach you some popular games from Edo-period Japan. This tour can accommodate up to 10 guests. The dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. nightly and lasts about 2 hours.
Everything is explained and all questions are answered by an English-speaking expert
A delicious, multicourse dinner of traditional Japanese food
A maiko dance performance followed by traditional games
A chance to have your photos taken with a beautiful maiko
A chance to wear a beautiful kimono without any fee
- Course A: Sashimi (Variety of fresh fish and calamari sliced like sushi)
- Course B: Beef (Japanese beef steak served along with rice and salad)
- Show: Tea ceremony demonstration, Traditional maiko dance with the shamisen & koto music, playing games with the maiko
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Maiko are a perfect example of Japanese poise and charm. Maiko are apprentice geisha, and they are taught for years about how to perform music and dances, play games, and entertain guests. During this demonstration, you can experience a maiko performance while having a delicious traditional Japanese dinner in a tatami room. After the dance, you will have the opportunity to interact with the performer. Your expert guide will help you with your questions, and will explain as much of the history of maiko or elements of the performance that you want to know. You will also have a chance to play traditional games with the maiko performer, and you can preserve your memories of this wonderful evening in photos. You can keep your casual clothes or put on some traditional kimonos without any charge to truly feel like a local. This unforgettable evening awaits you!
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 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.
IncludedGeisha (Maiko) dance showFree photo with MaikoDinnerOne glass of beer or beverage
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
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