The Cheapo Guide to Seeing Geisha, Geiko and Maiko in Kyoto

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Elegant kimono, smooth white make-up and that classic demure look—seeing a geisha in Japan is rare, but not impossible. Here’s where to see geisha in Kyoto, as well as geiko and maiko.
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As keenly associated with Japan’s ancient capital as swords are with samurai, the beautiful geisha (or geiko) of Kyoto are among the most sought-after sights of any visitor. While there are countless girls walking the streets of Gion dressed in kimono and make-up, they are seldom the real deal. They may look the part from afar and happily pose for photographs, but once you’ve seen a genuine geisha, you’ll understand the difference.
Known as geiko in Kyoto, geisha are high-class and greatly respected entertainers, trai

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