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The Ozashiki Asobi Experience

The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is now offering guests the opportunity to spend an evening at a traditional teahouse (ochaya) in the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto for an elegant Kyoto-style kaiseki dinner and entertainment provided by geishas.

Prices for the ozashiki asobi (geisha entertainment) experience start from 50,650 yen (about $450 US). The price also includes a one-night stay at Hotel Granvia Kyoto with breakfast.

While there, experience being a geisha at any number of studios in the city. Dress up in the traditional garb, learn the ways of the artist, walk the streets and ride in a rickshaw, all while having pictures taken to give as gifts and to keep as memories. Here are a few studios to begin the transformation: Maica, Yumeyakata and Yumekobo.

When: Throughout 2006

Where: Hotel Granvia Kyoto, 901 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru Karasuma-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.

Information: Hotel Granvia Kyoto website; +81(0)75-344-8888.

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(Updated: 02/07/08 HC)

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