Mission

We aim to introduce Kyoto’s unique attractiveness to visitors and
to promote Kyoto’s Kagai (‘Flower Town’Entertainment District),
while paying the greatest respect to the traditional culture of the district’s strict,
referral-based admittance policy, and with the corporation of those who understand and try to preserve its legacy.

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Packages

In Kagai there is a traditional policy by which first-time visitors to tea houses are refused. For this reason, for afternoon course and evening course customers, an introducer (who have already used our service) is required to serve as a bridge between the client and the tea house. However, in the event that a client is introduced by our corporate partners or our partner hotels, that client will receive preferred treatment and so we ask that you please consult with one of our corporate partners or one of our partner hotels' concierges. In the event that there is not an introducer available, please select the "Trial course". We look forward to meeting all of you!

【Basic information about Ochaya’s principles】
At tea houses, new customers are refused without being accompanied by frequent visitors who already have the establishment’s confidence. It will take a while and a number of visits until the new customers will be welcomed on their own.

Trial course

Enjoy Maccha-powdered green tea made by Maiko. *The guests staying at our partner hotels are eligible to use our Afternoon course and Evening course from the beginning

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Afternoon course

Enjoy taking a walk and Mai performance,drinking Maccha-powdered green tea, and having a photoshoot with Maiko in a special garden or temple including ones who are not open to the public.

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Evening course

We can provide you with a real maiko experience, at an ochaya(traditional Japanese tea house). Please enjoy dinner and drinks, a photoshoot by professional photographer etc.

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How to use

STEP01

Email us via our Inquiry form and
we will reply to you.

Please fill out our Inquiry form. We will email you as soon as we check the availability for your desired course and dates.

STEP02

Payment and
ID presentation

Please complete the payment and send us your ID with a picture by the date we designate in our email. We will confirm your reservation and email you with the detailed informaion including the meeting point of your banquet day upon completing the payment and the ID presentation.

STEP03

Meet at your hotel or
at Kagai

Our Guides will meet you at the lobby of your accommodation(or at Kagai, if you would like) and visit a teahouse.

STEP04

Enjoy a banquet
at a teahouse

After leaving the teahouse, our guide will see you off at the hotel of your accommodation(at Kagai, if you would like).

Our Guides

Y . Y

I am a government certified official tour guide and have showed around Kyoto and its vicinity to foreign visitors. Brought up in Kyoto, I am passionate about introducing this lovely city and its elegant culture to people from all over the world! I love arts, music and traditional Japanese culture. I am a friendly, open-minded person and ready to help you see the best of Kyoto. I look forward to meeting you in Kyoto! Credentials: National Guide Certificate (License#EN00459): Test of Practical English First Grade: TOEIC945: Nara Prefecture Certified Tour Expert

N . F

As a native of Kyoto, I have always been close to the events, landscapes, and every-day scenery of Kyoto. Also, working as a National Certified Tour Guide and City of Kyoto Visitor's Host, I have extensive experience in guiding visitors from all over the world, always eager to meet the clientele's needs flexibly. It is my utmost pleasure to be of help to you in experiencing the enchanted world of ""Kagai, "" where this city's incomparable beauty and charm still remain vibrant today.

T. F

I am an official interpreter and tour guide of Kyoto. I have worked in the import / export industry over 10 years. I am also an experienced simultaneous interpreter for business meetings, conferences, exhibitions and audits. It's my honor and privilege to introduce Kyoto's unique culture and lifestyle to our overseas guests. This exclusive Kyoto tour will certainly become a "once in your lifetime" experience. Discover Kyoto with me and you'll fall in love with this beautiful and magical city.

M . K

Hi, thank you very much for viewing my profile.I’ve lived in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and the US in my life and really love to travel overseas.My career is mostly in an Entertainment industry as an interpreter, coordinator, and production assistant for over 15 years and worked with many VIP people. I am a cheerful person and love nature and cooking.I appreciate tradition, so visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto became one of my hobby. I will try my best to make your trip in Japan memorable and special. Looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto!( Qualification: National guide, Kyoto visitors host)

Customer Feedback

Male, 50+((Japanese Executive)

I had an important Business reception with a client from overseas, and I was really frustrated because I do not have connections with the Flower Town (Hanamachi). I did not want to join the group events, as I wanted to keep this reception private. At that time, I was introduced to Exclusive Kyoto, and with their help I went to Gion’s Ochaya (Teahouse) with my client – just the two of us. I communicated with Exclusive Kyoto’s staff beforehand, and they were really kind and helpful with my requests, such as arranging a vegetarian meal for us. I really looked forward to the evening. My client was really impressed by the gorgeousness of the Maiko, and even though I live in Japan, I felt that I stepped into an unknown world. I am really grateful to be able to provide my client such a special experience. My client said that this was one of the best experiences he had, so the reception was a great success!

Female, 20+(Australian)

I love Japanese culture, so I visit Japan often. I have previously used services where I get to see the Maikos dance and take photos of them, but I wanted to have a casual talk with a Maiko. I looked for services allowing me to talk to a Maiko, and found nothing. However, I later found out that Exclusive Kyoto can help arrange an event for me to meet and talk with a Maiko privately. With their help, I managed to meet with a Maiko at a private venue and she told me so much about Maikos. It was a wonderful experience, as I could ask her questions and enjoy her dance performance. The two hours just flew by so quickly. Thank you so much for this unique experience, and I really hope to get better at the traditional Japanese games people play with the Maiko next time. Maybe I’ll be able to beat them next time, ha-ha. I will definitely recommend your service to my friends!

Contact us

Please send your inquiry form to the address written above. We will respond to your inquiries within one week. In the event that you do not receive a response, the e-mail address may be incorrect or there might have been an unforseeen problem. We hope that you send us another mail.

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