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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. 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

    USD173.18

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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

    USD173.18

    Sun, Tue, Thu, 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 USD37.35

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Witness the lovely grace and artistry of the geisha and maiko of Kyoto during the Gion Odori autumn festival with reserved tickets. You can also join a tea ceremony before the dances!

    From USD36.46

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. 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 USD112.11

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

    USD18.23

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 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 USD118.49

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (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

    USD9.11

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD58.08

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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

    USD77.48

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  11. Spend a night surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Kyoto's Ninnaji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Attend a Buddhist morning service and have an enlightening start to your day with reflective prayer and chanting led by the temple monks.

    From USD56.51

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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 USD125.06

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  13. 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 USD72.92

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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 USD132.90

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. 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 USD29.53

    Daily
    (evening)
  16. 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 USD9.84

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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 USD24.61

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 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 USD113.21

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. 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)
  20. 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 USD143.72

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

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