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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

    USD174.10

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    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

    USD174.10

    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 USD37.55

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Savor Kyoto dishes on the riverbed while enjoying the cool breeze. Enjoy the unique opportunity to talk or take photos with Kyoto maiko who will serve you drinks and provide entertaining banter!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD123.70

    Daily
    (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 USD58.39

    46%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD106.39

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. 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.

    USD56.81

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. 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 USD109.96

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD114.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 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

    USD18.33

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD137.45

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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.

    USD274.89

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD87.05

    Daily
    4.5 - 5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD207.82

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. Go into the depths of the mountains to learn the techniques of becoming a ninja from a master. Discover their history and philosophy while mastering the arts right in Tokyo.

    USD148.44

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  16. 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 USD32.07

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 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 USD45.82

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  18. 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 USD73.30

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Learn how to wear a yukata (light cotton kimono) and obi sash, which you will then get to take home! Then take part in a traditional tea ceremony.
    English Available

    USD102.92

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Discover Kyoto's maiko culture! Watch a traditional Japanese dance performance while savoring a delicious meal or some matcha tea and sweets. Get to know more about this secretive sisterhood.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD62.31

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)