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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. 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 USD38.91

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. 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

    USD80.71

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (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

    USD180.41

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

    USD180.41

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (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 USD60.50

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

    USD14.24

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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 USD116.79

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  8. 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 USD138.44

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD117.93

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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

    USD142.43

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  11. 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

    USD28.49

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Discover Kyoto's maiko culture! Watch a traditional Japanese dance performance while savoring a delicious meal or some matcha tea and sweets. Get to know more about this secretive sisterhood.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD28.49

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. 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 USD215.35

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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 USD9.50

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Have an up-close fun interaction with a maiko in Kyoto and marvel at her beauty and grace. Play fun parlor games together and watch them perform an exquisite dance right before you. Make the most of your experience with a lunch meal option.
    Meal Provided

    From USD45.58

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. Kimono Dressing and Rental
    Instant Confirmation
    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 USD28.71

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  17. 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 USD41.02

    11%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  18. 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 USD75.96

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto. Watch an enchanting maiko dance performance and indulge in an optional fancy Japanese bento box meal. Be fascinated by their graceful movements and gentle hands as they play fun Japanese parlor games with you.
    Meal Provided

    From USD55.07

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  20. Discover the techniques of the samurai and learn the basics of kembu, a refined style of sword dancing that passes down the samurai spirit and methods.
    English Available

    From USD37.98

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)

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