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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

    USD171.95

    Sun, 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 USD37.09

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. 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

    USD171.95

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD117.65

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. 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

    USD9.05

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

    USD76.92

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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 USD57.67

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Experience a special autumn night in Kyoto with a delicious kaiseki dinner accompanied by a maiko performance. Have an unforgettable night as you gaze at the fiery red leaves at Kitano Tenmangu.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD85.97

    Daily
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (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 USD205.25

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

    USD18.10

    Daily
    1 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 USD112.40

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD131.95

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD29.32

    Daily
    (evening)
  14. 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 USD24.43

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Enter the enchanting world of old Kyoto at the Nishijin Tondaya estate, where you can tour the machiya before taking part in a tea ceremony, dressing in silk kimono or enjoying a Kyoto lunch.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD9.77

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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 USD142.70

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Relax the Kyoto way with a summertime gourmet meal while listening to the sounds of the river and watching maiko put on an elegant performance.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USDFree

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s)
  18. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese Calligraphy, also known as Shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto house and learn to elegantly scribe Kanji characters.
    English Available

    USD37.14

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Change into an elegant Maiko by the hands of professional kimono dressers and make-up artists. Take photos in studios near Kyoto Station, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, or Arashiyama!

    USD92.85

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Dress up in a lovely kimono or yukata for a stroll through the streets and sights of Kyoto. Blend right into the classic city with traditional wear, making for great photos and memories.

    From USD39.09

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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