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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

    USD171.55

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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 USD37.00

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. 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

    USD171.55

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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.
    Special

    From USD180.58

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)
  5. 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 USD117.38

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD31.60

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 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

    USD9.03

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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

    USD76.75

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD57.53

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (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 USD135.43

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD175.52

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Experience a special autumn night in Kyoto with a delicious kaiseki dinner accompanied by a maiko performance. Have an unforgettable night as you gaze at the fiery red leaves at Kitano Tenmangu.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD85.77

    Daily
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Feel like a real princess in luxurious silk kimono and dramatic hair accessories! Enjoy the photo session solo, or with friends and family. Men, women and children are welcome!
    English Available

    From USD66.31

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, 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 USD204.78

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. 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

    USD18.06

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. Learn about the traditional Japanese art of tea, explained by professional tea masters. Enjoy a cup of matcha tea and sweets in a serene tatami tea room.
    English Available

    From USD47.37

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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.

    USD49.66

    Sat
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. 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 USD31.39

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    (evening)
  19. 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 USD71.33

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 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.
    Special

    USD270.87

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)