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Ozashiki Asobi -Authentic Geisha Dinner Experience-

Food & Drink

Tokie T.

4.92(13) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 23 people

Experience dinner with geisha, called "Ozashiki asobi"! This is a great opportunity not only just to take a photo of geisha performing dance and songs, but also to chat with her and learn about geisha life while enjoying dinner. You'll have an authentic Japanese kaiseki dinner and play some geisha game at a traditional Japanese house, which will be the most amazing experience in your Japan trip.


Meeting Point

At a teahouse "ochaya" (you'll be informed after booking confirmation)

The guide will give a detailed explanation of geisha (geiko and maiko), talking about topics such as their clothes and history.

The maiko will serve you drinks; please chat with her as you enjoy your meal (all you can drink including alcohol).

After the maiko has served drinks to all the guests, she will perform two dance routines.

After the dance, you will play a traditional party game with the maiko.

Photo opportunities with the maiko. It’s rare to have a chance to take a photo with a real maiko.

Ending Point

Same place as the meeting point

What to Expect

In this tour you'll learn a lot about geisha, which you can never experience by just seeing her on a street (you're not allowed to talk to her on the street even though you see her). In this activity you'll have a chance to talk to geisha (in Kyoto they're called maiko or geiko), enjoy their dance performance, play game with her. Kaiseki dinner is also a must try thing while you travel in Japan. Every moment will be an unforgettable time.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Kaiseki dinner,

All you can drink (2 hours)

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation

Important Information

Basically my schedule will be shown for only next 2 weeks but if you have any request for further days, please feel free to ask me.

Geisha are never prostitutes.

They wear very old and highly valuable kimono, and are there to entertain you with their performance and hospitality. Please don’t touch them or be rude to them.

The ozashiki room may contain valuable and expensive objects such as hanging scrolls, antiques, and dining plates. Please handle them with care, and enjoy the artistic works from a reasonable distance.

If you have problems with sitting on the floor - whether you have some kind of leg trouble, or you’re simply not used to it - we can supply legless chairs or horigotatsu

(a traditional-style floor with a hole in which to stretch your legs).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Charlie C.

Nov 8, 2022

Great Informative Tour with Local Insights

My spouse and I had a great time touring a market, shrine, and local streets with Tokie. She was so friendly and pointed out many things we would never have noticed or understood on our own. We stopped at interesting local places we would have passed by without her (ex. delicious croquette shop, local miso and plum shop, etc.). At the end of the tour we had a great cup of tea at a small teahouse where the friendly proprietor chatted with us (with Tokie translating). The whole tour was lovely! Our only regret was not booking a longer tour!

Tokie T.

Hi Charlie ! Thank you for joining my tour, and I'm so happy to see you enjoyed the tour. I also had a good time with you and the lady at the tea shop also enjoyed chatting with you. Hope you'll come back to Japan again and then I'll be happy to show you another hidden gem in Osaka and Japan :)

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Kristina P.

Jan 21, 2020

Great tour of Kyoto

We had a great day with Tokie in Kyoto. We saw a number of the very interesting sights and areas and learnt about the history and culture of Kyoto. Tokie also took some awesome photos for us! Thank you Tokie.

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Ethan H.

Sep 3, 2019

Flexible and Fun

Tokie was prompt, flexible and very knowledgeable helping make the most of a one day trip to Kyoto. Will definitely refer her and look forward to a tour in Osaka sometime.

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Gavin B.

Oct 11, 2018

Very friendly and adaptable

Because we were unsure of subway Tokie met us and helped us but tickets and at end of tour did the same again, even going with us because we had to change trains. She was very knowledgeable about the area and we met many local people. If we come back to Japan we would live to be guided by Tokie.

Tokie T.

Hi Gavin ! Thank you for joining my tour and I'm happy that you liked my tour ! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future !

$110/ per person

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