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 performed before you and play traditional games for a memorable time in Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD182.97

    Tue, Thu
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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 USD218.41

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. 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 USD48.42

    58%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. 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.

    USD59.71

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. 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

    USD182.97

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Watch a maiko perform traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Set against the backdrop of Higashiyama, a photography session with the maiko will make for amazing memories.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD75.98

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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

    USD19.26

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (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 USD111.81

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  9. Conveniently located a minute away from the Kinkakuji temple, enjoy a special tea ceremony at Koto. Ceremonies in English are also available for a memorable time in Japan.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD26.00

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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

    USD9.63

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  11. 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 USD28.89

    Daily
    (evening)
  12. Step into the world of the Ninja with an evening of delicious food, drinks and spectacular entertainment. Enjoy acrobatic dances, thrilling combat and more!
    Meal Provided

    From USD33.70

    Weekend
    (afternoon, evening)
  13. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD151.85

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. See the wondrous district of Gion. Have your photo taken with a maiko. Walk through the gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and see a striking view of Kyoto's seasonal beauty from Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD77.04

    Daily
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  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 USD77.04

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

    From USD140.40

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Check out this showcase of the samurai art of kembu. The powerful sword dance will have you marvelling at the skill of the masters as they perform this unique Japanese art.
    English Available

    USD28.89

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  18. Be it summer or winter, Japanese kimonos complement all seasons perfectly! What better way to explore Kyoto than to do it in traditional Japanese garb!

    From USD26.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. Visit a traditional Japanese townhouse and learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement, Ikebana. Make use of delicate flowers and create a unique arrangement for the season.

    USD58.24

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. Select from hundreds of kimonos and obi sashes to let the experienced staff transform you! Walk along the streets of Kyoto in the traditional garment.

    From USD29.12

    45%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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