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 USD35.01

    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

    USD170.18

    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 USD68.07

    Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD188.10

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  5. 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 USD47.40

    55%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD70.40

    Sun, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. 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 USD104.00

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  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.

    USD55.53

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 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 USD35.83

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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

    USD17.91

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Step into the world of the Ninja with an evening of delicious food, drinks and spectacular entertainment. Enjoy acrobatic dances, thrilling combat and more!
    Meal Provided

    From USD31.35

    Weekend
    (afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD111.25

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Enter through a secret passage way leading you to this famous restaurant run by ninjas. Enjoy a night of surprises, magic and delicious food in Kyoto!
    Meal Provided

    From USD26.87

    Daily
    (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

    USD125.40

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  15. Learn and discover the elegant floral arts of ikebana in English, and step into traditional Japanese aesthetics. Enjoy creating your own floral artwork in a relaxed, friendly environment.
    English Available

    From USD26.87

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. Learn about the life of geisha and maiko on this evening tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Feel the history of Gion as you walk, and see Kyoto's famous maiko!
    English Available

    USD8.96

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style.

    From USD25.15

    33%
    OFF
    Daily
    2 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

    From USD8.96

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Dress up in a lovely kimono or yukata for a stroll through the streets and sights of Kyoto. Blend right into the classic city with traditional wear, making for great photos and memories.

    From USD38.69

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. Spend a modern yet elegant day together in Kyoto with that special someone. Dressing up in traditional kimono and yukata and set off around town together.

    From USD44.50

    39%
    OFF
    Daily
    2 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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