A geisha can be seen as an artisan of Japanese culture. They are expert entertainers and hosts, typically dressed beautifully in traditional Japanese kimono and exquisite makeup. Japanese geisha are cultural icons skilled in traditional artforms of performance including dance, music, and poetry. They have also mastered the art of conducting theJapanese tea ceremony, an essential part of their training.
If you ever wanted to meet a real geisha, this dining experience in Tokyo is the perfect opportunity. Learn about all the history of geisha firsthand from Japan's very own and very first Western geisha during this special lunch.
That's right, you can experience the fascinating world of Japan's geisha yourself, learning about what it's like from the perspective of Sayuki, the first Western geisha in a history of over 400 years!
Known as the "geisha insider," Sayuki is an academic expert on geisha. She harbors a wealth of knowledge on the subject with a doctorate degree from Oxford University, and can offer in-depth insight on Japan’s geisha culture.
Over a 2-hour private lunch session with Sayuki, you can hear about what it takes to become a geisha. Eat lunch and chat about Japanese culture and food freely, as Sayuki can speak perfect English. This exclusive experience with an esteemed academic is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear about this mysterious aspect of traditional Japanese culture.
Insights from a professional English-speaking Western geisha
Food and drinks
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet at the shrine.
Children must be accompanied by adults
This is a private event and the booking price is per group for up to 6 people