Have a two-hour look at the normally secretive lessons of geisha in training. See the little geisha taking instructions from an instructor or senior geisha in the first hour, and then be amazed at the results of their learning in the second when they practice. Afterwards, meet the geisha up close and personal for pictures and lighthearted conversation. Hosted by an active geisha who is fluent in both English and Japanese, and who is happy to explain and answer any questions. Help support the continuation of a valuable piece of Japanese culture by taking part in this activity.
Welcome to the first geisha school which opens its gates to the public.You will watch the classes as an observer. Normally, in the first hour the trainee geisha will learn from a dance teacher with more than sixty years dancing experience, or from a senior geisha. In the second hour the geisha will practice their latest performance pieces together. If the teacher is not available that day the geisha will be learning from each other or practicing together. The geisha will usually be dressed in normal kimono for their lessons but if they have a banquet directly afterwards they may be in white makeup. You will be in a Japanese-style tatami mat room and sitting on the floor so tight jeans or short skirts may not be comfortable.You will enjoy a full two hours of astonishing and absolutely unique entertainment you won’t experience anywhere else. At the end you can take pictures of and with the geisha, asking her questions and small talk. The host of this event is fluent in English and Japanese and will be pleased to translate your questions and the answers of the geisha to you. Please also keep in mind that by experiencing this activity you will automatically support the geisha business. By doing so you help by preserving an important part of Japanese culture.This activity includes no transportation nor any kind of food or drinks and free for kids from 0-10 years.
- Entrance fees
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Admission ticket
- Local guide
What’s not included
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Family friendly
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
7,000 JPY per person up 6 people (ask for larger groups)
What an amazing experience!
I was lucky enough to be part of this experience by myself. For over 2 hours I was able to experience a daily life in a Geisha’s life. The practice music, Dance and we have a small tea ceremony. Sayuki not only has an incredible knowledge of the Geisha world she also is warm and very willing to share this knowledge with you. If you are able please try this experience and you wont be sorry.
Geisha School with Sayuki was Fascinating
My wife and I were treated to a very authentic look into the great Japanese Tradition of Fukagawa Geisha. We were in a small group of 10 people who were treated by Saiyuki’s two hour Geisha Class which included a tea ceremony, traditional music and dance. It was an incredible learning and authentic experience. I loved it and highly recommend a visit here. I learned so much.
An authentic look into the REAL Japan
I was lucky enough to see the Geisha’s practice with an older geisha dance teacher. The whole experience was incredible and so authentic. Definitely not your run of the mill touristy exploit. I was so happy to find out that the money goes towards the young Geisha’s lessons and reviving the Fukagawa district.
Great experience, great cause. Will definitely recommend to anyone heading to Tokyo