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

    USD179.11

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 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 USD36.85

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  3. 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
    Special

    From USD74.38

    6%
    OFF
    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 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 USD122.55

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, 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 USD49.89

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. 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

    USD193.44

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. 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

    USD18.85

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, 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.

    USD58.45

    Daily
    17 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 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

    USD9.43

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. See the wondrous district of Gion. Have your photo taken with a maiko. Walk through the gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and see a striking view of Kyoto from the veranda of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD84.84

    Daily
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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 USD111.99

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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

    USD181.94

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 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 USD137.44

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. 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 USD20.36

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD117.08

    Daily
    (evening)
  16. 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 USD75.41

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese Calligraphy. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto house and learn to elegantly scribe kanji characters.

    USD36.65

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style.

    From USD26.47

    33%
    OFF
    Daily
    2 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Be it summer or winter, Japanese kimonos complement all seasons perfectly! What better way to explore Kyoto than to do it in traditional Japanese garb!

    From USD25.45

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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 USD32.99

    Weekend
    (afternoon, evening)

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