What you'll do
(If you book this experience alone, please book it from "Private booking".) Gion area is most authentic area that you can feel you time travel to a hundred yeas ago. In this experience, we walk around historic merchant houses street, and we'll explain about culture about Geisha (in Kyoto we call Geiko, and their apprentice is Maiko), and their lifestyle. After we walk about an hour, we'll enter a luxury bar located in a historic area. We order wine, whiskey, cocktail or sake, we'll wait Maiko san to come to our room. Finally Maiko san come to our room, we'll can talk with Maiko san and you can ask them about their lifestyle, etc. Maiko san can be with us about 50 min. But we're sure you feel time fries. Watching Maiko san's makeup, Kimono, accessories, behavior is very unique experiences. It's like Maiko san is gathering of all the Japanese beauty. (For night time experiences, we go to a luxury bar. For afternoon time experiences we go to a authentic fan shop. At a fan shop, drinks are not alcohols but Macha green tea.)
Akari and Kenji are both dedicated Airbnb experience hosts who love Kyoto culture. Akari is professional tour guide, online Japanese teacher, and Airbnb experience hosts community leader in Kyoto. Kenji is professional trekking tour guide (also a travel freak) and just started his own tour business. Akari has "Gion walk & a drink at a Luxury bar". Kenji has "Gion Night Walk & Japanese whiskey". So we often discussed about our own Gion tours. For long time, we really wanted to make more authentic experiences. To make it happen, we decide to make this experiences together.
One drink, and seat fee are included.
The fee to invite Maiko san to our room, and Maiko san's drink are included.
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Where you'll be
Kagai, literally translated as "Flower Town," is the term Kyoto people use for the districts where the Geiko (Geisha, in Tokyo) and Maiko (Geiko's apprentices) practice the high-class Japanese cultural arts that have made their beauty and refinement legendary the world over.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests aged 20 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Many of the restaurants close early in Kyoto, so we recommend you to have dinner before you come to this experience. Also, we have an appointment time with Maiko san, so if you're late, our time with Maiko san will be short.
Private bar time with Geisha apprentice