Geisha Performance and Private Dinner in Sapporo, Hokkaido

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Great for groups! Experience a geisha dance and shamisen performance in a private setting while you savor delicacies of Hokkaido traditional cuisine in Sapporo.
Highlights
Savor delicious Hokkaido cuisine! Choose the perfect restaurant according to the size and needs of your group
Witness an elegant geisha dance with musical accompaniment
Learn to use a fan used by geisha dancers, and play parlor games with geisha
Photos and Q&A session with performers
Big groups welcome! 2 to 60 people can be accommodated for depending on the restaurant
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Imagery of geisha has spread throughout the world, but have you ever seen a geisha perform? This private dining experience in Sapporo immerses you in the culinary arts of Hokkaido and the ethereal performances of geisha for an unforgettable night of Japanese traditional culture and cuisine. Experience flow: -An English-speaking guide will meet you at Cocono Susukino (about 10 minutes by train from Sapporo Station) and take you to the restaurant you selected when booking. -About an hour into the dinner, two geisha performers will appear. Watch geisha dance and play shamisen. -If time allows, you can take photos of the geisha and interact with them. Small groups will enjoy a meal at Suginome, a Hokkaido cuisine kaiseki restaurant that has served guests for over 60 years. Restaurant Osuke Bettei specializes in fresh eel, while Hokkai Shabu-Shabu offers the perfect opportunity to warm up over a hot pot of sukiyaki overseeing the town. To book either of these two options, please use the options tab below. Larger groups of 20 guests or more can dine at Kita no Aji Osuke, which has a custom stage made of Japanese cypress wood, or Otaru Bettei, which has a large hall that is great for dinner parties. For something a little different, groups of more than ten guests can enjoy a lounge afterparty at the Special Club. If you are interested in one of these three, please enquire with the host upon booking. Please note that the default restaurant will be Suginome. To select another venue, please book using the options tab or enquire directly with the host. Whichever restaurant your party chooses, an hour of dining will be complemented by a duo performance featuring a shamisen player and dancer. After the show, you can learn traditional fan dance techniques and play parlor games (known as ozachiki asobi) with the geisha. If time allows, your guide will facilitate conversation or photo-ops with the performers.
Inclusions
Dinner at traditional Hokkaido cuisine restaurant Suginome or another restaurant in Sapporo (5 options)
Geisha dance performance and entertainment
English-speaking interpreter to ensure smooth communication
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food, drinks, or souvenirs
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
An English-speaking guide and interpreter will be waiting for you at the lobby or basement floor of the COCONO SUSUKINO Complex, located 10 minutes by train from Sapporo Station. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Groups will be guided to Suginome restaurant by default. Please book using the options tab or enquire upon booking to select one of the other five restaurant options.
Upon booking, please provide the following information: full name, date of birth, and dietary restrictions of each guest. The phone number of one representative from the group will also be required.
The number of people in your group will be a deciding factor when selecting the restaurant. For big groups, please enquire directly with the host.
Please inform the host of any dietary requirements or allergies upon booking. Please note that none of the restaurants prepare halal-certified foods.
Theater manners during the performance are appreciated for the safety and enjoyment of guests and dancers.
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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The northern island prefecture of Hokkaido offers a beautiful natural landscape whose diverse environment produces high-quality local meat, vegetables, and seasonal seafood to create regional cuisine and famous dairy products.
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Earliest available date: April 26, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals