No cancellation fee, cancel any time
VIP Tour With a Private Guide and Chauffeur Kyoto
Treat yourself to the high life as a VIP! Maikoya sends a chauffeured car to meet you at your hotel. From there, you will be driven in comfort and style to your pre-selected city: Kyoto, Kyoto or Nara. You will feel like a celebrity as you are escorted from site to site to enjoy the wonderful things your chosen city has to offer. In addition to the chauffeur, Maikoya provides you with your own licensed tour guide. The guide can explain all that you want to know about the history and significance of the places you choose to visit.
Your trip to Japan is a special event in your life, and we at Maikoya believe that you should feel special, too. With us, you can travel these spectacular and historic cities of Japan in luxury!
You can select from these locations in the city of your choice:
- Kyoto Castle
- Sumiyoshi Taisha
- Kaiyukan Aquarium
- Himeji Castle
- Mount Shosha
- Mount Koya
- Kasuga Shrine
- Nara Park
- Kinkakuji Temple
- Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Kiyomizu Temple
- Gion Corner
- Nijo Castle
The package comes with a chauffeur-driven car and a licensed tour guide for 9 hours on any given day of the year. The Maikoya tour also includes all the road tolls, parking fees and lunch at one of the best-reviewed restaurants in the city that you choose to visit. Contact Maikoya to for a consultation. Tell us what you want to experience during the tour, and we will discuss with you all the sites and experiences that meet with your desires. Reserve your VIP tour of one of the great cities of Japan!
This is a price per person. Maximum of 3 people. The model of the luxury car, the information about the licensed guide and all the other details will be confirmed after your payment or inquiry.
IncludedChauffeurTour GuideTour guide expensesMealstolls and parking
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. 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 Kyoto 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 Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
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*** Please let us know the gender ratio and if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Do you accept walk-ins?Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season.
Do I need to wear a kimono?Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono.
Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair?Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need.
What is the etiquette for tea ceremony?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have kimonos for kids?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have plus size kimonos?Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size.
Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day?Yes! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm!
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.
Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.)
Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?Yes we do.
Where can I buy a kimono?We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.