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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. No.1
    Make your evening in Gion special with a beautiful maiko (trainee geisha) to experience the secret traditions of Japan. With helpful English assistance, watch an enchanting performance as you savor an authentic kaiseki-style Kyoto cuisine.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD184.60

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    Experience an enchanting evening with a maiko as you savor a delicious Japanese-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance, play fun games and enjoy a conversation with helpful English assistance for an unforgettable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD185.55

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    Join a maiko or geiko for a lovely afternoon in Kyoto with tea and sweets. Sip a bowl of matcha green tea specially prepared for you while you watch an elegant dance performance in a traditional restaurant in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    From USD38.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD61.44

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto by watching an enchanting maiko performance. Be fascinated with their graceful dance and have a fun time playing traditional drinking games in a Japanese-style venue!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD50.17

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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 USD218.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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

    USD14.20

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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 USD30.29

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Experience Kyoto by spending time with an elegant maiko. Marvel at her beauty and grace as you watch a traditional performance in a spacious Japanese-style room. Spend a memorable time by taking photos and even adding an optional lunch!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD40.71

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Make your evening in Kyoto extra special as you experience the hospitality of elegant geiko and maiko with English assistance. Watch a traditional performance, play games and take photos for a truly unforgettable night.
    English Available

    USD52.07

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (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 USD119.76

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Take a step into the magical world of the maiko (trainee geisha) with an amazing evening at a traditional restaurant in Gion. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs a lovely dance, then take the opportunity to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD116.44

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  13. 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's seasonal beauty from Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD113.60

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Marvel at the wonderful autumn scenery at Konkai Komyoji Temple lit up beautifully at night while listening to a Japanese music performance. Make sure to check-out the famous Afro Jizo Buddha statue for an unforgettable experience in Kyoto!
    Special

    From USD7.57

    Daily
    (evening)
  15. Experience Zen in the monochromatic traditional Japanese art of shodo (calligraphy). Learn how to write kanji characters in a friendly environment and enjoy the meditative process of putting brush to paper and creating your own elegant works of art.
    English Available

    USD47.33

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Take a quick glance at Kyoto's nightlife as you watch a performance of maiko dances while savoring delicious Kyoto cuisine. Enjoy a memorable evening in the ancient capitol on a speedy night time bus tour.
    Meal Provided

    USD97.51

    Fri
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  17. 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 USD123.07

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  18. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko! Young children can also take part in this special experience to take beautiful and memorable photos in Kyoto.

    USD270.75

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in an authentic Japanese restaurant.
    English Available

    From USD129.89

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  20. Entertain guests or family with special maiko performances in a private tea house in the heart of Kyoto. Enjoy sake and delicious Japanese cuisine for a memorable evening of refinement and culture.
    Meal Provided

    From USD198.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)

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