Kyoto is the center of Japanese culture with unique traditions. One of them is the geisha profession which has been a proud symbol of Japanese heritage all over the world. We would like to introduce you to the fascinating world of traditional entertainment provided by geisha, now even more accessible than ever. Here at our venues, you can enjoy the classical dance of geisha and delightful kaiseki course while listening to a comprehensive explanation of the rich Kyoto culture and the geisha world. This high-class entertainment with 300 years of history provides a complex insight into the Japanese culture. Maiko is a young geisha apprentice wearing a flamboyant kimono and hair accessories crafted by the upscale artisans of Kyoto. Meeting a maiko might be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
We provide the finest traditional entertainment at a few different venues. Choose freely between our casual hotel shows, serene performances at the restaurants, or special dinner events with the kaiseki course. We truly believe in a “traveler-friendly” philosophy, therefore a licensed English-speaking Kyoto city guide hosts each of our events and explains the cultural intricacies in an approachable way.
Maiko Dinner (Group)
We offer a 2-hour candid traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner experience in a close company of a maiko (apprentice geisha) or geiko (geisha). Reservations are required as the dates and starting times are fixed. It is possible to reserve a last-minute seat until 4 PM each day. Our service combines all aspects of the traditional Japanese entertainment and our guests can get an accurate insight into the real culture of Kyoto. The maiko and geiko are unofficial ambassadresses of everything Japanese. Here at our venues, you can enjoy not only their classical dance performances tailored with a coherent explanation of their culture but also a close interaction and conversation with them. Moreover, we provide a kaiseki dinner course along with an all-you-can-drink option (sake, beer, and soft drinks). The meals are supplied by Oryori Iden, a renowned restaurant with a century-long history. Our drinks are produced by carefully selected local ingredients. Please kindly consider that this maiko and geiko dinner experience is shared with other guests. A description of a private dinner is HERE.Service Details >
Maiko Dinner (Private)
We offer a 2-hour private kaiseki dinner experience in a close company of a maiko (apprentice geisha) or geiko (geisha). Please check the available time slots for each venue, with a maximum number of guests, a fee per person, and a minimum total fee listed below on this page. If you would like to book a private dinner, please send us a message via the CONTACT page to check the details and confirm the availability. The private dinner has to be arranged in advance, so we suggest to contact us no later than 3 days before the desired date. Our service combines all aspects of the traditional Japanese entertainment and our guests can get an accurate insight into the real culture of Kyoto. The maiko and geiko are unofficial ambassadresses of everything Japanese. This course includes a classical dance performance by maiko, a coherent explanation of the culture, close interaction and conversation with her, a set menu, and all-you-can-drink (sake, beer, or soft drinks). The meals are supplied by Oryori Iden, a renowned restaurant in Kyoto with a century-long history. Our drinks are produced from carefully selected local ingredients. We believe you will love your time spent with us here in Kyoto!Service Details >
You can enjoy an interactive time (Q&A included) with a maiko, a traditional dancer and entertainer. The meeting is held in English by a certified Kyoto guide, so you will get to know the maiko culture easily. No prior knowledge required! We also provide a commemorative photoshoot and a small souvenir.Service Details >
A certified Kyoto guide will take you on a tour around the Gion area, famous for being a geisha district. You will get to know the real geisha world since we organize hundreds of geisha shows each year. We will reveal the mysteries of geishas’ life, a history of the traditional buildings related to them, and places where you can meet them. We organize private tours, as well. Please feel free to contact us.Service Details >
Temporary suspension extended until May 31
Temporary Suspension of Maiko Dinner Service (-2021/05/11)
Maiko Dinner on Fridays is in operation
Maiko Dinner Reopen on March 12 at Koan Hanare
Temporary Suspension of Maiko Dinner Service (-2021/02/05)
COVID-19 Prevention Measures at Koan Maiko Services
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