Immerse yourself in this fascinating world by meeting an apprentice geisha, known as a maiko, and partake in a delightful tea ceremony at a local tea house in Gion. The Japanese tea ceremony is a meticulously choreographed ritual, where every gesture, movement, and even the colours of pottery and sweets hold specific meanings and functions, leaving little to chance. As the maiko guides the tea ceremony, you will receive explanations about the significance behind this ancient tradition. Sip on surprisingly bitter tea, complemented by traditional Japanese sweets, creating a harmonious blend of flavours highly revered in Japan. Enjoy the tea and sweets while being enchanted by the maiko’s graceful traditional dance performance. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the history of geisha and maiko, gaining insight into their lives in present-day Kyoto.


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