An invitation tothe graceful world of geiko and maikoin Gion woven over three centuries

The Gion Kobu quarter of Kyoto’s Kagai district embodies a centuries-old history. Although times have changed, ancient traditions continue to be passed down with great care. The Gion Kagai Art Museum, established in historic Gion-machi, is the only facility in the world where visitors can discover the sophisticated culture of *geiko and maiko. Experience the pride of Kyoto’s Kagai culture and the spirit of our predecessors.

In the Kagai districts of Kyoto, women who perform traditional dance and music in ozashiki banquet rooms and on stage and entertain guests are referred to as geiko (and not geisha). Women training to become geiko are called maiko.


Address: Yasaka Club, 570-2 Minamigawa, Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0074

Museum hours
11:00 〜 20:00 (Last admission: 19:00)

Mid-March to early May, mid-October to mid-November. During year-end & New Year holidays
Other irregular closures

Subject to temporary closure. Please check our website before your visit.


General1,600 yen

(elementary to high school)
800 yen

Pre-school children
(ages 0 to 5)
Free admission

Elementary & junior high school students on school excursions: 400 yen

Free admission for visitors with Disabled Person’s Handbooks and 1 accompanying person
Please bring a valid ID such as your student card or Disabled Person’s Handbook
Please contact us for advance ticket purchases for group discounts

Please note
Tickets are only available at the museum and cannot be reserved or purchased online. We are unable to keep any luggage. Please refrain from visiting the museum with suitcases or other large pieces of luggage. If the museum is crowded, we may limit entries. There is a second floor in the museum that is only accessible by stairs. Please note that there are no elevators or escalators available.