Geishas are traditional female entertainers in Japan. Meeting with a Geisha is definitely expensive: one may expect to spend several thousand USD for an evening. For those who may not be able to afford, there are opportunities to catch a glimpse of Geisha’s elegance as they wander in the streets. One of the best place to see Geishas is in the Gion district of Kyoto. Many Geisha establishments, luxury restaurants, and tea houses are located in the area and therefore the chance of seeing Geishas is quite high. I highly advise to wander the streets of Gion at around 6:30 PM and later for the best chance to see them. For about one hour and a half spent in the district, I could see about 10 of them. Taking pictures is another story: Geishas walk surprisingly fast and look down most of the time so I advise to be very alert since you might have only a few seconds to get a good shot. If you want to know the name of the Geishas you have seen, posting your photos on Flickr might be useful. Many Geisha enthusiasts over there will enjoy identifying them for you!