Don’t pester Geishas or Maikos for selfies
Geishas or Maikos are professional entertainers who perform cultural dances at official banquets. You might encounter a group of Geishas at certain business or even public events. However, by no means can you pester a Geisha to take a selfie with you.
No, you can’t even ask politely whether you can take a picture with a Geisha. In fact, some parts in Japan have banned taking selfies with Geishas. Tourists have been known to bother and harass them for selfies, which has made their work uncomfortable. If you want a picture of a Geisha, ask a guide whether it’s okay. If not, your safest bet is to take a picture of one from afar.