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Private Dinner with a Geisha
This evening lets you have an insight into one of the most fascinating parts of Japanese cultures, the Kyoto Geishas. An expert guide will lead you through Kyoto’s historic Geisha districts, before you sit down for dinner and entertainment.
This evening, you will be met at your hotel by an expert in Geisha culture and lecturer on Geisha studies at Kansai University, Peter MacIntosh, who has lived half his life in Kyoto. You will make your way on public transport to one of the Geisha districts. These small lanes and back streets have a rich history, with modern-day Geisha coming to prominence in the early 19th century.
Peter will escort you on an evening walk to talk you through the culture of the Geisha and their association with Kyoto from the past, right up to modern day, where you may be fortunate enough to see working Geisha briskly walking to appointments.
The highlight of the evening will be a wonderful dinner in a private room in one of Kyoto’s traditional restaurants. Here, along with free-flowing drinks, you will be joined by a Geisha (or apprentice, Maiko) who will entertain you with performance, music and dance. Peter can also help translate, should you have any questions to ask the Geisha about their world.
After dinner, Peter can then assist with organising a taxi back to your hotel or suggest places for you to explore independently nearby.
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