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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
    Make your evening in Gion special with a beautiful maiko (trainee geisha) to experience the secret traditions of Japan. With helpful English assistance, watch an enchanting performance as you savor an authentic kaiseki-style Kyoto cuisine.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD183.54

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    Experience an enchanting evening with a maiko as you savor a delicious Japanese-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance, play fun games and enjoy a conversation with helpful English assistance for an unforgettable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD183.54

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    Join a maiko or geiko for a lovely afternoon in Kyoto with tea and sweets. Sip a bowl of matcha green tea specially prepared for you while you watch an elegant dance performance in a traditional restaurant in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    From USD39.59

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Spend a special evening in Kyoto savoring seasonal delicacies by the riverside restaurant in a traditional mountain villa. Enjoy the cool summer breeze while spending time watching a beautiful dance and taking photos with an elegant maiko.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD130.41

    Daily
    (evening)
  5. 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

    From USD82.11

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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 USD94.67

    Daily
    5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  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

    USD14.49

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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 USD61.55

    46%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful oiran dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories. Get dressed by professional stylists and take stunning photos in luxurious booths for a memorable time in Kyoto.
    English Available

    From USD140.84

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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 USD187.79

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD125.58

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  12. 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

    USD28.98

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD33.59

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    (evening)
  14. Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

    From USD9.66

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Spend a casual time with a Maiko as you cool down at a Japanese-style roof top beer garden. Make your Kyoto summer special with drinks, a Japanese-style meal, and a dance performance by the Maiko!
    Meal Provided

    USD62.60

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (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 USD119.98

    Daily
    (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.
    English Available

    USD53.13

    Sat
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Take a step into the magical world of the maiko (trainee geisha) with an amazing evening at a traditional restaurant in Gion. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs a lovely dance, then take the opportunity to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD118.82

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  19. 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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD28.98

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. 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 USD33.81

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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