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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. 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

    USD173.59

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD173.59

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Join geisha and maiko in Kyoto for a tea ceremony. Sip green tea while you watch an elegant dance performance at a traditional Kyoto tea house. Meet and chat with a real trainee geisha!
    English Available

    From USD37.44

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Witness the lovely grace and artistry of the geisha and maiko of Kyoto during the Gion Odori autumn festival with reserved tickets. You can also join a tea ceremony before the dances!

    From USD36.54

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. Experience an out-of-the-ordinary dress-up session in a professional photo studio. Select from wedding dresses, gothic-lolita, to even cross dressing and drag queen outfits for memorable pictures.

    From USD182.72

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD72.18

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  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 USD112.38

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  8. Take part in a private and traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Wear a colorful silk kimono, drink tea, and take photos in the tearoom or garden when finished.
    English Available

    From USD114.46

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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

    USD18.27

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. Learn the basics of fighting with a katana sword, and get in touch with your inner samurai. Open to everyone from beginners to martial artists, come learn the art of the sword in central Tokyo.
    English Available

    From USD137.04

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Relax with your group and enjoy a private performance by a maiko in a classic high-end Japanese restaurant. Savor a delicious kaiseki dinner, lunch or a few drinks in the heart of Kyoto.
    Meal Provided

    From USD118.77

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  12. Encounter the world of tea in a quaint tearoom located near the famous Kabukiza in Ginza. With a friendly English-speaking tea master, learn more about the ceremony with delicious tea and sweets.
    English Available

    From USD31.98

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD58.22

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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

    USD9.14

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. 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.

    USD50.25

    Sat
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. 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 USD31.77

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    (evening)
  17. Watch a maiko perform a traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Snap a photo with the maiko after the show. Cap the tour with a lovely view of the city from Mt. Higashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD77.66

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  18. Discover a new side of yourself with a professional transformation into a dazzling oiran or elegant geisha. Stylish samurai styles for men available too.

    From USD177.61

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD45.68

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. Learn from the ninja masters of the Musashi Clan and train in real ninjutsu. Try throwing ninja stars, practicing meditation, and see real ninja weapons in the heart of Tokyo!
    English Available

    From USD109.63

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)