Evening Cultural Performances with Dinner and Tea Ceremony at Gion

4 hours
Adult Only
Wine & Dine
Arts & Crafts
Tea ceremony
Geisha and Maiko


Head to the Gion Corner for a memorable evening as you watch a multi-faceted Japanese show before an authentic dinner, topped by the beautiful tea ceremony.

Why to buy

  • See the best of Japanese traditional performances at one place
  • Learn the art of ikebana, flower arranging.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner before participating in the traditional tea ceremony


Arrive at the closest pick-up location to your hotel where you will meet your guide who shall take you to the Gion corner by taxi. Once here, enjoy the 50-min cultural performance. Your guide shall answer any questions and give you a detailed interpretation.

Watch the graceful maiko dancers in their ornate costumes as they perform the traditional kyo-mai, a dance originating in Kyoto. Learn the craft of arranging flowers, ikebana. A Japanese six-stringed zither, koto shall enthrall you with its harmonies along with the gagaku court music which is generally performed at temples, shrines, and royal courtrooms. Finally, kyogen, a theatrical art form that portrays life through comedy shall capture your attention before you enjoy traditional bunraku, a type of Japanese puppet theater.

After this captivating performance, walk past the traditional houses of the Gion district to Yoshi-ima, a traditional inn. Here, sit down for a Japanese-style dinner of tofu, eggplant, renkon, ginger, and shitake mushrooms. Candlelight and the minimalistic interiors shall enhance this authentic Kyoto meal. After satiating your stomach, participate in the traditional tea ceremony. Learn more about this mesmerizing ritual as a cup is steeped and served to guests.

At the end of this tour, you shall be dropped back to the original departure point.

50-min Cultural Show
Local English-speaking Guide
Japanese Dinner
Tea Ceremony
Transfers from the mentioned pick-up points
Private Transfers


4 hours
Tuesday 5:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM 
Language used
English, Japanese 
Type of Guide/Tour
Driver Guide
Pickup point
New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto Hotel Okura
End point
New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto Hotel Okura

Good to know

  • Kindly wear comfortable shoes as this activity involves a considerable amount of walking
  • The meal does not include any meat.
  • The seats for the show are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additional Information

  • Please note the timings for the pickup points:
  • 5:00 pm New Miyako Hotel
  • 5:30 pm Kyoto Hotel Okura
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour.
  • The menu may be subject to change based on availability and seasonality.

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to your booking for the cancelation policy.


761 Tenshuch, Nakagy-ku, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-0812, Japan
cultural shows in kyoto
maiko dancers
japanese dinner
tea ceremony

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