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Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto Cuisine and Maiko Evening

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Address: 505 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto
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It was an excellent evening. We had always been interested in Geisha and finally we had an opportunity to see them. They were enchanting, very sweet music, singing and dancing... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was an excellent evening. We had always been interested in Geisha and finally we had an opportunity to see them. They were enchanting, very sweet music, singing and dancing. The meal was an excellent standard with many courses. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks were included - great range. We got an opportunity to chat with the Geisha. There was... More 

Thank Kiwijak
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've wanted to meet a Geisha or Maiko for years - this was something I was greatly looking forward to and they lived up to expectations! Their dancing was exquisite and they really do look just as otherwordly and beautiful in the flesh. Getting pictures with them and talking to them (through a translator) was a real thrill. Frankly I'd... More 

Thank rclk2
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any interest at all in geisha/geiko/maiko than this is the ultimate experience for you. The whole evening from start to finish was dazzling. We had the delight of spending time with three authentic, beautiful maiko/geiko. The food was really authentic, and beautifully presented, but our western tastes were certainly challenged. The ume plum liquor with water was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This may be a first for me- a 5 star review for a restaurant where we didn't like the food, and 5 stars for a foreign attraction that only Westerners frequent. Well make that a second- because Gion Hatanaka is the Kyoto version of the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo. At both places you go for the experience- and you go... More 

5 Thank lajollatravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Dinner and performance by Maiko and Geiko. You have an opportunity to meet and speak with them after dinner you play drinking games and take photos with them. This is a must do in Kyoto.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

After few days in Japan, you would expect something more at that price... Instead, the food was nothing extraordinary. The geisha show was interesting during the first part (20 min max) - then they started playing games - but in my opinion it doesn't justify the price. At the end of the dinner I asked for more ice cream and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

For me, it was a once-in-a-life real experience, in a traditional nice place (the Gion Hatanaka Ryokan, a traditional japanese Inn). The kyoto Kaiseki Dinner, a Kyoto style sushi dinner, was beautifuly presented in red boxes, and with a fresh and delicious taste for Sushi lovers. The drinking games were funny ! Even if the dinner was especially for tourists,... More 

1 Thank jo8marcet
Wonder Lake, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is billed as a Maiko evening which is a joke because the whole thing was 1 1/2 and the Maiko only performed two short versions of songs. I knew it was going to be authentic but I had no idea just what a scam it was. When you realize there is man hosting it and directing everything and that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great gourmet food, absolutely charming maiko/geiko-performance and games, a fun and enchanting evening. Though expensive - it was worth it.

1 Thank ImaBo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The four of us have attended the Maiko Dinner Show at Gion Hatanaka on 22 April 2016. Considering the excellent reviews and the price we paid the experience was truly disappointing. First, it was very crowded and poorly conducted. We hardly had an opportunity to convert with the Maiko and the moderator was very bad. Second, the food was hardly... More 

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