When in Japan, don't miss the chance to experience the traditions of this fascinating country. Choose from a variety of classes in tea ceremony, calligraphy or zen meditation. Dress like a geisha, or stroll through town wearing a colorful kimono. Fans of Japan's martial arts can learn about the skills of the legendary ninja and samurai from masters. Book the best activities and read other travelers reviews on Veltra.
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  1. Join real Geisha and Maiko in Kyoto as you sip green tea and watch an elegant performance. Taking place in a traditional Kyoto tea house, this is a special chance to meet and talk with the maiko.
    English Available

    From USD35.54

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  2. Meet the beautiful trainee geisha of Kyoto and witness the secret traditions of Japan. Enjoy an evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food with the iconic geisha and maiko.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD172.76

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Watch a maiko perform traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Set against the backdrop of Higashiyama, a photography session with the maiko will make for amazing memories.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD69.10

    Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  4. Enjoy a geisha performance of songs and dances accompanied by traditional instruments. Play games and take photos with the geisha, then enjoy a high quality dinner at the restaurant of your choice.
    Meal Provided

    From USD54.56

    44%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Dress in a beautiful kimono and walk through lovely Asakusa! Choose your favorite kimono from a huge selection of designs. Everything from the traditional to modern and cute is available.
    English Available

    From USD45.46

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures.
    English Available

    From USD48.12

    55%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Learn about the traditional Japanese art of tea, explained by professional tea masters. Enjoy a cup of matcha tea and sweets in a serene tatami tea room.
    English Available

    From USD51.06

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Spend a night in the tranquil beauty of Kyoto's Ninnaji Temple, a World Heritage Site. In the morning join a reflective prayer led by temple monks, an enlightening way to start your day.

    USD56.37

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Now is your chance to meet true geisha in Tokyo. See an elegant dance, play classic parlor games and take pictures with these icons of Japanese hospitality with helpful English support.

    From USDFree

    100%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Sat
    1 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Entertain guests or family with special maiko performances in a private tea house in the heart of Kyoto. Enjoy sake and delicious Japanese cuisine for a memorable evening of refinement and culture.
    Meal Provided

    From USD190.95

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  11. Take a big step into the magical world of geisha and maiko with an amazing evening. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs, then take the chance to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD105.58

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  12. Watch professional sumo wrestlers during their morning practice in the famous sumo stables of Ryogoku. Experience the power of a sumo match up close.
    English Available

    From USD71.83

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning)
  13. Enjoy Kyoto's nightlife as you watch a performance of maiko dances, savor Kyoto cuisine, then gaze at the city lights from atop Higashiyama Mountain!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD71.47

    Sun, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  14. Experience the real Kyoto by meeting a maiko. See her perform traditional dances, and get the chance to play Japanese party games! After that, treat yourself with an included Kyoto style dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD127.30

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  15. Led by a genuine ninja who trained in Iga, the homeland of ninjas. Learn the tricks and stealthy moves of these iconic spies. Participants will receive a Ninja License after the course!
    English Available

    From USD36.37

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Take a taste of true Japanese hospitality with an English-language tea ceremony conducted by a friendly tea master. Located just minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, a perfect addition to any trip.
    English Available

    USD18.19

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Treat yourself with your choice of fabulous dinner sets and the amazing Okinawan dance show. Perfect for a night out in Naha, dive right into a fabulous evening.

    From USD31.62

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    (evening)
  18. While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

    From USD112.93

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

    From USD132.57

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Transform into your favorite character in the hometown of anime, Akihabara! Our staff of cosplayers can help with make-up or you can wander town in costume for an unforgettable time.
    English Available

    From USDFree

    100%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Weekday
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)