Spend an Afternoon with Geisha in Tokyo (w/ Tea & Wagashi)

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
In this experience, a group of geisha receives guests at a Japanese-style private room at Omori Otori Shrine, where they enjoy tea, wagashi and games.

Highlights

Watch a geisha performance at a Shinto shrine grounds complex in Tokyo! Enjoy their hospitality and interact with them in this rare experience.
Watch a traditional geisha performance while sipping on some Japanese tea served by geisha alongside wagashi.
Chat and play games with geisha and learn more about their culture! You’ll also have the opportunity to wear a kimono for a photo session with geisha.
This experience is family-friendly and does not include alcohol.
After the experience, feel free to explore the shrine and draw your fortune. The hosts will provide you with a leaflet about the manners of worship in English.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals

Experience Details

Geisha, synonymous with Japanese culture, are highly skilled entertainers trained in the art of playing the shamisen, singing, and engaging with guests. Spending time with them is a highly sought-after experience. This Tokyo experience combines tea and wagashi with a geisha performance and traditional games. Upon arrival, a brief explanation of the experience will be provided in English. You'll then be served a cup of freshly brewed Japanese tea alongside wagashi. Enjoy a short geisha dance performance before participating in classic games. In this relaxed setting, interacting with the geisha allows you to gain a deeper appreciation for their culture and way of life. Conclude the experience with a memorable photo session with the geisha. Geisha will help guests put on an easy-to-wear kimono for them to use during the photo session, and guests will return kimono afterwards (both male and female kimono are available). This limited-availability experience is only held a few times per month, so book early to secure your spot.

Inclusions

Geisha performance and hosting (1 geisha for up to 5 participants, 2 geisha or a geisha and a shamisen performer for more than 6)
Tea and wagashi (Japanese sweets)
Photo session with geisha and kimono rental for the photo session

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the venue.

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Head directly to Omori Otori Shrine, about a 5-minute walk from Omori Station. Please note that there are shrines with similar names, so please be careful when looking for the place. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Please do not touch the geisha without permission.
This experience takes place on the 3rd floor of a building in the grounds of a Shinto shrine. Guests with strollers can leave them on the 1st floor.
Guests will be sitting on Japanese flooring (tatami) on cushions. However, chairs can be prepared if necessary. Please let the host know at the time of booking!

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals