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. 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

    From USD72.89

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Join real Geisha and Maiko in Kyoto as you sip green tea and watch an elegant performance. Taking place in a traditional Kyoto tea house, this is a special chance to meet and talk with the maiko.
    English Available

    From USD36.11

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  3. 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

    USD259.42

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD107.27

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (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

    USD175.53

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

    USD129.34

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  7. Witness a classic performance by a maiko in a classic restaurant near Gion while enjoying unlimited drinks and a delicious traditional kaiseki course meal for your choice of lunch or dinner.
    Meal Provided

    From USD101.62

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  8. 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.

    USD57.28

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 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 USD120.10

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  10. 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 USD134.70

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD48.89

    55%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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

    USD9.24

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 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 USD114.74

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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

    USD18.48

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. 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 USD73.91

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (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

    From USD32.33

    Weekend
    (afternoon, evening)
  17. 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 USD109.75

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Visit an Ikebana instructor’s house to learn the graceful art of Japanese flower arrangement in an intimate lesson. With full English interpretation, no need to worry about the language barrier.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD145.67

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Join a morning nature walk through Uji! Discover this idyllic town's ancient bridge and temples, including famous Byodoin. Then sample Uji matcha at a tea ceremony at Taihoan.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD82.22

    Tue, Fri
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 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 USD36.95

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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