Step behind the scenes of the intriguing world of geiko (the Kyoto term for geisha) with this unique dining experience. Meet with a local maiko – apprentice or trainee geiko – and discover more about the roles these women play in Japaneses society, both historically and in the modern era.
In the atmospheric neighbourhood of Gion, where this secretive group still work and train, you will gain an insight into the ‘Flower and Willow’ world. The maiko will entertain you with popular drinking games and will perform a traditional dance. Your English-speaking guide will assist in your interaction, as you learn more about the crafts and arts that have been practised in these streets for hundreds of years.
An afternoon excursion can be combined with a tea ceremony, or for something completely unforgettable, a traditional kaiseki (multi-course meal) can be enjoyed in the company of your gracious hosts for an evening.