We will be going into a VIP Geisha teahouse, usually off limit to outsiders, and have a banquet with a Maiko, Jikata and Geiko(Geisha) as our hostesses. During the dinner we will sample various types of local Kyoto delicacies in the form of 'kaiseki' style Japanese course meals, the typical meal served in teahouses. You will also have limitless drinks provided and learn the mannerisms of fine dining in Japan. It is not all formalities, as the Geimaiko will prepare some dance performances during the meals as well as teaching you traditional banquet games! Everyone always says this experience was the highlight of their trip to Japan and I am sure you will too. Note that this package is designed for a group of 4 people. There may be price changes depending on the number of participants.
As a teahouse patron and member of the commerce guild of a Geisha district, I have a unique perspective and access into this hidden world. My background in Japanese Studies and extensive hosting experience makes me the perfect guide to explain all the intricate details of the Geisha world to foreign visitors. I have a very close relationship with certain teahouses and have seen Geisha go through the entire training process. They are like my sisters. I also own a cafe that is next door to an 'Okiya', boarding home for Geisha-in-training. Feel free to ask me anything!
Kaiseki Usually all seasonal ingredients. Please inform if you have any food allergies.
All you can drink list Beer, Sake, Whisky, Shochu, Juice, Tea
We will be in the oldest Geisha district of Japan, the birthplace of traditional musical entertainment. This area is very picturesque as opposed to the tourist trap of Gion. There district is very close-knit and organizes many festivals such as the Baikasai, Zuiki Matsuri, Kamishichiken Bon Odori and numerous seasonal events during cherry blossom and red leaves season.
Wine & Dine with Geisha in a teahouse