Odawara Castle Town Food Tour and Geisha Kaiseki Dinner

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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Regional food, With dinner, Private Experience
Discover the world of samurai and ninjas at the historic Odawara castle, followed by a traditional Japanese kaiseki meal with a geisha!
Highlights
Try local food, including umeboshi from an over 300-year-old shop
Learn all about the history of samurai and ninja at Odawara Castle
Take photos dressed as samurai in front of the historic castle
Experience traditional kaiseki dining with geisha entertainment
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Learn all about Japan's most iconic professions at Odawara Castle, the closest castle to Tokyo. Explore the fascinating world of samurai, ninja, and geisha, while enjoying the local cuisine. You’ll start your adventure at Odawara station and your guide will take you to the first of many tasty stops. Walking through Minaka Mall, you’ll stop and try different foods made in the area, like kamaboko, traditional fish cakes, while learning about the history of the area. You’ll also try umeboshi, pickled plums, from a store that’s been in business for over 300 years! After a few more street foods, you’ll walk to Odawara Castle. On the way, you can stop and get dressed up in samurai gear for a photo in front of the castle. Inside the castle, you’ll learn more about the life of the samurai and ninjas. After the tour, head off in a taxi to a truly memorable experience! Indulge in a traditional kaiseki meal accompanied by geisha. Learn all about the mysterious world of geisha while enjoying the meticulously prepared seasonal dishes featured in Japanese kaiseki. The geisha will perform during the dinner, and you’ll have a chance to play games with them after! The dinner is hosted at a luxurious restaurant with a long history. The building was designed in a traditional Japanese architectural style called "Gassho-zukuri," and is over 260 years old. It is originally from Gifu prefecture; the interior is a stunning example of traditional Japanese architecture. You’ll feel the history and culture of Japan inside this venue. Dining with a geisha is a once-in-a-lifetime event that travelers can only experience in Japan, and a great way to learn more about this fascinating culture.
Inclusions
3 street foods (kamaboko stick, umeboshi, and uiro)
Entrance into the castle
Meal with geisha
Samurai costume rental
Taxi (from the castle to the restaurant)
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
“Tourist Information” inside the Odawara Station
Remarks
Wear comfortable walking shoes
For the geisha dinner, the number of geisha attending depends on the number of guests. 1-4 guests include 1 geisha, 5-6 guests includes 2 geisha, and 7 and above guests include 3 geisha.
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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Experience Location

Odawara is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is home to the reconstructed 15th-century Odawara Castle, the closest castle to Tokyo. The surrounding Castle Ruins Park is famous for its plum and cherry blossoms in the spring.
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Earliest available date: May 30, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals