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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
    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

    USD14.01

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    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.

    USD267.16

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. No.3
    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 USD196.17

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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

    USD46.71

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Put on a beautiful kimono and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD154.13

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Experience the best of Kyoto through visits to Kiyomizudera Temple, Nanzenji Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Explore Gion, known to be the Geisha district of Kyoto, for a memorable day in the historic city.
    English Available

    USD224.19

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Let a Zen master teach you Zazen meditation, and experience the culture of the temples during a walking tour of Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD99.67

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Step into the Samurai Kembu Theater and experience the traditional culture of the sword. Wear a kimono as you watch an artistic performance by the masters.

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  9. Clear your mind with a peaceful tour of Zen temples in Kyoto. You can join a zazen meditation course at Myoshinji Temple and practice the art yourself.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD135.19

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Dress in a traditional kimono and walk the historic streets of Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizudera Temple and then stroll through quiet Sannenzaka in your kimono.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD98.87

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Meet one of Kyoto's lovely maiko, who will dance and provide traditional Japanese style hospitality during a private dinner at the famous Gion Hatanaka ryokan.
    Meal Provided

    From USD135.45

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)

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