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Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in TokyoMulti-day Tours

Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo

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Visit a sumo training center in Tokyo to observe the morning practice. Spend approximately two hours watching the sumo wrestlers train and observe the rules and regulations of sumo. It’s a rare chance for visitors to glimpse this exclusive world, and a fascinating window into a Japanese tradition.
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  • 2 days 12 hours to 7 days 12 hours
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US$91.99
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US$91.99

Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / DinnerDining Experiences

Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / Dinner

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Eat, train, and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) meal. Discover the history, training, and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and meals are both covered.
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  • 2 hours
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US$138.45
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US$138.45

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including LunchKid-Friendly

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

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Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli during an enchanting tour to the Ghibli Museum and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into the history of the magical movies during the comfortable journey to Mitaka, and then set out to explore the Ghibli Museum independently. Convenient transportation from Tokyo is included on this tour, as well as entrance fees and lunch. On Mondays, your visit to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum will be substituted by a visit to Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.56
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US$135.56
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Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Take a deep dive into the world of Japanese seafood during this tour of the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, fresh Tuna, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking Tour

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Get pumped for the Olympics with this insider’s walking tour of Harajuku and Omotesando, covering landmarks like Yoyogi Stadium. Tours are fully customizable, offering a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites, overlooked by most tourists. Browse the boutiques along Tokyo’s own “Rodeo Drive,” stop for a coffee along atmospheric backstreets, and listen to an enriching primer on the city’s vibrant architectural history from your own private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.79
Price varies by group size
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US$101.79
Price varies by group size

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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Get an inside look into Japan’s ancient, traditional national sport: sumo wrestling. Travelers can find it hard to gain access to the wrestlers’ stables without local help. On this morning training tour you’ll see the athletes practicing, close up. Enjoy this exclusive insight into Japanese culture and history through this fascinating sport.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.57
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US$93.57
Price varies by group size
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[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go / Takayama tour platinum route tourDay Trips

[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go / Takayama tour platinum route tour

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This is a bus tour departing from Kanazawa Station. Visit Shirakawa-go and Takayama City, Gifu, which are very popular with foreigners. The English staff will accompany you, so foreigners can participate with peace of mind. A guide will give you a walking map of each sightseeing spot in the bus. The guide will guide you in advance with highlights and souvenirs, so you can enjoy an efficient walk. Lunch includes local dishes from the Hida region and Japanese set meals full of mountain food. There is no need to worry about meals, so you can take a leisurely walk. The tour includes a hand-baked rice cracker experience. Why do not you make your own traditional rice snacks?
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.24
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US$109.24
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Private Tour - Must-Sees in Himeji - Tradition in a Castle and Yamadera!Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour - Must-Sees in Himeji - Tradition in a Castle and Yamadera!

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Located 1-2 hours from Kyoto and Osaka, Himeji has 2 major spots symbolizing Japanese culture. That is Himeji Castle, Japan's first world heritage site, and Yamadera/Enkyoji with a history of more than 1000 years. If you come to Japan and Kansai, this is a not to miss! Himeji Castle, feel the history of Samurai and see the remains from the war. Don't forget to admire the castle from the outside too! Next is Enkyoji, a traditional temple, a cultural property designated by the country. The municipal hall, large auditorium, and dining hall are all spiritual places with a harsh atmosphere. It has been used as a Hollywood location set. If you spend enough time here, you may reach enlightenment.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$111.35
Price varies by group size
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US$111.35
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Nagano Private Two Day Tour Overnight Tours

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

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Discover Nagano’s many highlights on this private 2-day tour. Save time planning transport, as a driver and private vehicle is included. You’ll have a guide to show you around on the first day, and then free time to explore on the second day. Overnight stay in a Japanese Ryokan, entrance fees to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple, and a private onsen experience is included, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$348.58
Price varies by group size
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US$348.58
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Kabuki TourCultural Tours

Kabuki Tour

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Kabuki is a type of traditional Japanese theater, dating back to the Edo period and included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. On this tour, experience an authentic Kabuki performance with a kabuki-trained guide. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and evolution of Kabuki, as well as the music, dance, and costumes of the unique artform.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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US$232.14
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US$232.14
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYAPrivate Sightseeing Tours

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.29
Price varies by group size
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US$174.29
Price varies by group size

Tokyo Imperial Palace Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuidePrivate and Luxury

Tokyo Imperial Palace Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Take a short, value-packed trip to Tokyo Imperial Palace, accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Although Tokyo Imperial Palace is a required desitination if you're interested in the history of Japan, it can also be admired for its natural beauty as you stroll its wide grounds. Your tour will start by meeting your nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide at Otemon Gate, the main entrance to the palace. From there you will explore the East Garden situated to the east of the Imperial Palace. All of this and much more can be found on this historic site, formerly home of Edo Castle and the Tokugawa shogunate 400 years ago. Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.45
Price varies by group size
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US$25.45
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Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)Full-day Tours

Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

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Take a comprehensive tour of Kanazawa and discover its rich history and key landmarks. Step back in time and explore one of the most well-preserved samurai districts. Explore the grounds of Kanazawa Castle and its gardens that were built during the Edo period. End the tour with a stroll through the Kenrokuen Garden, considered to be the most beautiful in Japan, that is filled with thousands of colorful flowers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$178.14
Price varies by group size
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US$178.14
Price varies by group size
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Manga Lesson with a Professional Japanese Manga ArtistBus Tours

Manga Lesson with a Professional Japanese Manga Artist

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Learn to draw manga from a professional manga artist in Nakano. During this class, use the manga tools provided to you, such as screen tone, manga pens and ink and manga paper. Whether you're just starting out or a practicing manga artist who would like to hone your skills, the instructor will tailor their teaching to your skills. Take home your completed piece of art as a souvenir.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.14
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US$87.14

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)Half-day Tours

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

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This is a perfect pick for nature lovers, and those interested in Japanese spirituality. Put away the guidebook and follow the lead of a landscape designer with over 15 years’ experience. It’s a great way to discover secret local spots that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and to understand more about the meaning behind zen gardens.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.84
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US$65.84

1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from TokyoDay Trips

1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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See the highlights of Kyoto on a full-day tour from Tokyo. Learn about the history of the region from your guide as you visit top attractions including Mt Fuji, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Kyoto, and take a round-trip ride on the super-speed bullet train.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$319.53
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US$319.53
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Kamakura Highlights Tour with Tea Ceremony and Enoshima Bay Drive from TokyoDay Trips

Kamakura Highlights Tour with Tea Ceremony and Enoshima Bay Drive from Tokyo

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Get a taste for beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments as you visit the city of Kamakura and Enoshima on this guided day trip. Visit Kotoku-in Temple featuring the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple. Enjoy green tea at Jomyo-ji Temple overlooking a rock garden and dine on a Japanese lunch. Learn about Japan’s long history before returning to Tokyo. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121.03
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US$121.03
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Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour

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Whether you’re an anime and gaming fan, or you just want to learn more about this exciting part of Japanese popular culture, this is the tour for you. Get explanations about Japanese culture that you wouldn’t get if exploring the area alone, and experience all the “must do” activities in Akihabara, such as visiting a retro video game store, a maid cafe, a photo booth, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.46
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US$77.46
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kanCultural Tours

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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Experience the traditions of Japan at a tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options—one is hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and the other ceremony is complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who provides translation.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.47
Price varies by group size
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US$40.47
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Private tour - All Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!

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First-time visitors to Tokyo who want a comprehensive overview of the city will love this handy private tour. Experience both modern and ancient Tokyo at attractions like the Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and more. Foodies will be kept satisfied with lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and shopaholics will love Asakusa and Ginza. Customize the tour to suit your needs.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.51
Price varies by group size
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US$106.51
Price varies by group size
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Asakusa Cultural & Street-Food Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Asakusa Cultural & Street-Food Walking Tour

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Discover the history and traditions of Asakusa on a half-day tour of this older part of Tokyo. Get an in-depth experience as you ride through the district by rickshaw, then stroll along the main shopping street where you sample traditional Japanese snacks. Stop into the famous Sensoji temple, then head to Kappabashi Kitchen street. Finish the tour at a traditional restaurant where you learn to make okonomiyaki (savory pancake).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.70
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US$100.70
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Kyoto Samurai ExperienceCultural Tours

Kyoto Samurai Experience

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Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$116.19
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US$116.19
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsDay Trips

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$139.03
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US$139.03
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Traditional Group Geisha Experience and Dinner Show in Tokyo, Fukagawa DistrictDining Experiences

Traditional Group Geisha Experience and Dinner Show in Tokyo, Fukagawa District

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Spend your evening at a teahouse in Tokyo and enjoy a dinner banquet while two highly trained geisha entertain you with a traditional dance and musical performance. Spend a leisurely 2-hour meal feasting on traditional Japanese dishes while you converse with the geisha who are skilled in the Japanese arts as well as the art of communication. Learn about Japan’s age-old traditions while you dine.
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  • 2 hours
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US$158.28
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US$158.28

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