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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. No.1
    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 USD61.12

    46%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto by watching an enchanting maiko performance. Be fascinated with their graceful dance and have a fun time playing traditional drinking games in a Japanese-style venue!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD49.91

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    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

    USD14.13

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD119.13

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Feel the beat in an energetic taiko lesson with an English speaking guide. The sound of the wadaiko drum will echo through the room as you strike and play in a casual, fun and exciting class.
    English Available

    USD20.34

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. Ideal for pilgrims and visitors with limited time, see your desired temples at your own pace by private taxi. Multiple days also available!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD317.75

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a relaxing atmosphere. Sip a cup of matcha tea, and learn about this elegant art of hospitality.

    From USD23.54

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Learn the fascinating art of shodo! Get to know the history and vibrant culture of Japan through its beautiful writing as an experienced teacher guides you on how to write like a true calligrapher.
    English Available

    From USD33.90

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. Choose from more than 200 kinds of kimono, hakama or fancy dresses, then have fun exploring Hakodate's retro streets and taking pictures! Hair styling is included, and there are options for men too.

    USD36.26

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. Stroll the lovely castle town of Matsue and tour around in a cute kimono or a dashing haori and hakama. With plenty of designs and styles to pick from, find a perfect one of your choice. Let professional stylists dress you up in under an hour!

    USD40.68

    Daily
    2 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Stroll through the historic town of Otaru while wearing an elegant kimono. From a quick hour to a full day rental, let us help you enjoy Hokkaido.

    From USD38.65

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Try out the elegant outfits worn by pilgrims during the Heian period, for cool pictures. Take a walk around Mt.Nachi, and experience the Kumanokodo Route in a whole new way!

    From USD18.84

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is the oldest such route in Japan. Travel part of the historic route in a comfortable taxi and visit Tsubosakadera, Okadera, Hasedera, Hokiin, and Nanendo Temples.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD340.44

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Enjoy the taste of green matcha tea, and take a moment to relax while sightseeing! Learn the basics of tea ceremony from the friendly owner.

    From USD12.24

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. With women's, men's, and children's kimono available, the whole family can dress up and stroll the scenic streets and gardens and even try a delicious Nagoya-style meal!

    From USD47.09

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. Stroll the streets of Nagoya in style with a beautiful and colorful kimono. Select from a variety of styles and explore the city while taking memorable photos in the gorgeous garment.
    English Available

    USD61.03

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Learn to write your name in traditional Japanese characters. Discover the art and beauty of Japanese writing through a calligraphy lesson given by a famous shodo artist, with English assistance.
    English Available

    From USD97.94

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko! Young children can also take part in this special experience to take beautiful and memorable photos in Kyoto.

    USD269.34

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Dress up in a beautiful kimono as you enjoy the city of Sapporo. Choose whether you'd like to have photos taken by a professional photographer or walk freely around the city with your friends.

    From USD31.08

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. Discover the art of the brush and ink. Learn how to write your name or favorite words in Japanese using traditional shodo calligraphy techniques from an award-winning English-speaking instructor.
    English Available

    From USD37.67

    Weekday
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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