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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. 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

    USD175.96

    Tue, Thu
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  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

    USD175.96

    Mon, Wed, Fri, 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 USD37.95

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Transform yourself with a traditional formal furisode kimono or an elaborate oiran style kimono for a gorgeous, dress-up and photo session you can only do in Japan.

    USD277.84

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  5. Meet one of Kyoto's lovely maiko, who will dance and provide traditional Japanese style hospitality during a private dinner at the Nishijin Tondaya machiya townhouse.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD210.05

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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

    USD129.66

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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 USD59.01

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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 USD107.53

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  9. 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 USD111.14

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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.

    USD57.42

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Get your reserved tickets to the Tokyo sumo tournament. Dive into the world of sumo wrestling and experience first-hand Japan’s National Sport and go for an optional Chanko Hot Pot or Sukiyaki dinner!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD87.98

    Daily
    4.5 - 5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Take part to see a special performance featuring lovely maikos and elegant geishas at the 181st Kamogawa Odori dances. Enjoy this limited time spring performance in Kyoto's famed geisha district.

    USD44.45

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. 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

    USD9.26

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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

    USD18.52

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, 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 USD74.09

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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 USD115.02

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 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 USD27.78

    Daily
    (evening)
  18. 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 USD116.02

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD32.41

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. 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.

    USD50.94

    Sat
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)