- HOSHINOYA Kyoto
Introducing Maiko Salon - Welcoming the New Visitors
- HOSHINOYA Kyoto
From February 4th to March 4th, 2020, HOSHINOYA Kyoto—a ryokan located in Arashiyama, Kyoto with river views from every room—will open the Maiko Salon, for women to enjoy girls’ talks with maiko (apprentice geisha). For the salon’s third year, HOSHINOYA Kyoto will greet visitors with wagashi (traditional Japanese candy) designed to look like the colorful hairpins worn by the maiko, and table setting featuring Nishijin Textile and gold leaf decorations. This will allow people to enjoy a casual experience of the hanamachi and traditional culture normally closed off to newcomers.
Maiko Salon is a place for women to casually chat with the maiko and experience hanamachi culture. All the items of clothing that maiko wear—their hairpin, kimono, obi (sash), obi fastener, okobo sandals—are traditional works of art created by master craftsmen. At Maiko Salon, traditional Kyoto craft pieces based on maiko clothes are used to create a beautiful setting for the girls’ gathering.
“Maiko Salon” at a glance
Dates: February 4th – March 4th 2020 (closed some days)
Booking: Not required
Venue: Salon & Bar KURA (at HOSHINOYA Kyoto)
Hours: 4 pm – 5 pm (Maiko dance held twice per day)
Included: Chatting with the maiko and viewing the dances, wagashi Maiko Kanzashi, sparkling wine
Who can participate: Hotel guests only (men also allowed)
Notes: Opening dates and times are subject to change.
Available wagashi subject to change.
Location: 11-2, Arashiyama Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-0007
Access: 10 minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station, 30 minutes by car from Kyoto Minami Interchange
Telephone: +81-50-3786-1144 (HOSHINOYA Reservation Center) URL: hoshinoya.com/kyoto
Rooms: 25 rooms Check-in 15:00~/Check-out ~12:00
Price: From ¥109,000 per person for a one night stay (Meals excluded, 10% tax and service fee included)
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