Your evening starts with pickup from the New Miyako Hotel and transfer in a shared vehicle to the Takao Momijiya restaurant, located about nine miles (14 km) outside of Kyoto on the Kiyotaki River.
The host shows you to your table on the restaurant's covered outdoor terrace, where a fresh breeze from the clear river cools the air and fireflies may come out at night. Enjoy a multicourse dinner that features seasonal delicacies of Kyoto. The meal is served as you watch the maiko's delicate and skillful performance of traditional music and dance. Relish the experience, one that is rarely witnessed by foreigners in Japan.
After the performance, you can converse with the maiko about Japanese arts and take photos of the expertly coiffed maiko. At the end of this memorable evening, transfer back to the New Miyako Hotel to end where your tour.