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Private audience with a maiko, Kyoto

Private Audience with a Maiko

from £145 pp


Short description

Meet with an apprentice geisha over ceremonial tea and discover one of Japan's most fascinating cultures


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History & culture

Since the turn of the 18th century, the ivory faces, patterned kimonos and wooden sandal teeter of Japan’s geishas have become part of the country’s national identity. However, with training that lasts a lifetime and social connections governed by strict hierarchies, few are honoured with an invitation into their teahouses. Thanks to our links with one such institution in Kyoto’s geisha district, Gion, you’ll spend an afternoon in the position of a visiting dignitary with a maiko – apprentice geisha – and her translator. Over ceremonial tea on tatami mats you’ll be introduced into the world of Japanese high society with traditional games, a dance performance and perhaps a calligraphy or poetry demonstration. It’s a rare opportunity to glimpse a life that few – even in Japan – get close to.

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Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto, Japan

Cultural Highlights of Japan by Rail

16-day tailor-made rail holiday from £6,555 pp incl. flights

This curated rail journey brings you on bullet-train sprints between Japan’s rich past, taking in ancient castle towns and tea ceremonies in Kyoto. You’ll also enjoy private, tailor-made tours everywhere from Tokyo to Hiroshima as you stay in luxury hotels and traditional ryokan inns.


Any element of this extension can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


from £145 pp

Price: from £145 per person

Includes: services of an english speaking guide

Operates: year-round

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