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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

    USD177.70

    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 USD38.33

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. 2019 Kamogawa Odori Tickets (May 1-24)
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    Book tickets to the 182nd Kamogawa Odori and enjoy a spectacular show featuring the maiko and geisha of Kyoto. A special photo option is available this year for guests who want to snap photos of maiko and geisha.

    From USD39.28

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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

    USD79.50

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  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

    USD177.70

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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

    USD28.06

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 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 USD136.36

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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

    USD14.03

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD115.04

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  10. 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 USD25.25

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD116.16

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD59.60

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. From modern pop to classical Japanese music, take part in an entertaining interactive concert featuring traditional Japanese instruments and professional musicians from all over Japan! Feel the energy and spend a great night out with amazing music!
    English Available

    From USD40.40

    11%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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.
    English Available

    USD59.60

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. Kimono Dressing and Rental
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    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 USD28.28

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  16. Step into the Samurai Kembu Theater and experience the traditional culture of the sword. Wear a kimono as you watch an artistic performance by the masters.
    English Available

    From USD84.17

    Daily
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  17. Make your own accessory using Sanada Himo cords. This high-quality traditional Japanese cords were formally used as straps for samurai armor and swords. Learn from an experienced craftsman and take home your own creation.
    English Available

    From USD20.20

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. While in Kyoto, take a moment to calm your mind through the practice of shakyo at Shourinji Temple. Open to beginners, no Japanese knowledge required.

    USD14.03

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD9.35

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. See the beauty of Japanese calligraphy through a unique shodo performance. Watch as words get brushed across a massive paper using a giant brush. Learn the deeper meaning of this traditional art as an English-speaking instructor explains it to you.
    English Available

    From USD93.53

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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