Small-Group Tea House Experience With A Maiko In Kyoto

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Kyoto
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


While in Kyoto, enjoy this 2.5-hour cultural visit to an ochaya tea house, generally not open to the public. Appreciate the Japanese dance of maiko with your small group limited to 6 people. This activity includes a guide-interpreter, hotel pickup and drop-off by taxi, and a light snack.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free snacks included

Know More about this tour

Begin this tour with hotel pickup from Kyoto by taxi at about 8:30pm. Arrive at the ochaya by 9pm. Every night there is a private banquet for small groups who have been granted exclusive access to the ochaya teahouse that are not usually open to the general public. Inside, you will be served in an authentic Japanese-style. Be entertained by one or more geiko artists.

You will be accompanied by a guide-interpreter during this 2-hour experience in the ochaya. The maiko artist will casually chat with you, serve you drinks, and even play easy games with you or show you some of her dancing abilities. You will be served top-quality sake.

Your meal finishes at about 10:30pm and then you will return to your hotel in Kyoto by around 11pm.


  • Light snacks
  • Beverages
  • Local guide/interpreter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by taxi


  • Dinner

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Dress code is smart casual, but ensure you have socks on when you enter the ochaya

Minimum age is 12 years

Minimum drinking age is 20 years

Taxis used for pickup and drop-off allow a maximum of 4 travelers; More than one taxi will be used if necessary

Feel free to bring along your own cameras, but drones are not allowed

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Please refrain from touching the Maiko or pulling their kimonos

A maximum of 6 people per booking