“Hina Matsuri” with maiko in machiya, a Japanese traditional merchant’s house

“Hina Matsuri” with maiko in machiya, a Japanese traditional merchant’s house

Spend a peaceful time at Kyoto’s machiya

A kimono rental shop Yumeyakata holds an event every month at Oike Bettei, a remodeled machiya. Events include Maiko Show where you can see maiko up close. The latest event was held on March 3 for Hina Matsuri, Japanese traditional doll festival for girls. The evet caught many people’s attention and they received applications that exceeded their capacity. There will be another event in April.

At Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata Oike Bettei (Chukyo-ku, Kyoto), Hina Matsuri event was held on March 3. Oike Bettei is a branch store of Yumeyakata and was made by remodeling machiya from the Meiji Era. They have a variety of cultural events there so that not only customers who rented a kimono, but everyone can enjoy their time at the machiya.

For Maiko Show that was held on March 3, the number of applications exceeded the limitation, which was 25. Not only Japanese people but overseas visitors enjoyed the experience. Maiko Show is an event where your dream of spending time with maiko comes true. You can watch maiko dancing or even chat with them while you enjoy matcha in a quiet machiya.

<Participant feedback>

  • It was my first time seeing maiko, and I had fun chatting with them in person. I will come back to the event. (Japan)
  • Maiko are beautiful and elegant. It was such a great opportunity to take picture and talking with them. (Australia)
  • It was very exciting to see maiko up close. Maiko are cute, and I had a great time more than I expected. Thank you, Yumeyakata, for planning Maiko Show. (Hong Kong)


The way maiko speak gently with Kyoto accent is lovely. Participants are excited about what to talk about with them. They will even give you their senja-fuda, a name card.

Every movement is graceful and beautiful. You can watch maiko’s elegant dance up close.


Spend quality time with maiko. Yumeyakata Oike Bettei holds an event every month.









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3 min walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Subway Karasuma Line

Oike Bettei is a store remodeled from a century-old machiya. Best place for special occasions such as an anniversary.