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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

    USD173.99

    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

    USD173.99

    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 USD37.53

    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 USD123.62

    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 USD58.35

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

    USD56.77

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. 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 USD106.32

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  8. 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

    USD18.31

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD207.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. 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 USD113.73

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD73.26

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD62.27

    Daily
    1.5 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

    USD9.16

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  14. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in a traditional tea house.
    English Available

    From USD118.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  15. 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 USD24.72

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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

    USD41.21

    Weekend
    (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 USD29.67

    Daily
    (evening)
  18. 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

    USD128.20

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  19. Dress in a traditional kimono and walk the historic streets of Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizudera Temple and then stroll through quiet Sannenzaka in your kimono.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD96.92

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko or an elegant geisha! Take beautiful photos and experience a bit of Kyoto's culture.

    From USD108.79

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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