Activity was 1.5 hours long. During the 1.5 hours the Geisha performed 3 songs with a recorded background no live music playing, for a total of less than 10 minutes. The remaining 1 hour and 20 minutes were games performed by guests.
Not a good usage of time, we don't go to a geisha activity to see turists performing games.
Definitely a culturally enriching experience and the best part of my visit to Tokyo. The Geisha and her assistant were incredibly welcoming and friendly, relating customs and traditions that have being in Japan for centuries. There were many small dance and sing shows as well as games that the Geisha's of old use to perform for their guests. I would recommend the experience to anyone traveling to Japan, it will really make a difference in your perception of Japanese culture.
We did this tour on the afternoon of our first day in Tokyo, after disembarking from our cruise ship and checking our luggage at the hotel. We took the Metro and JR train to the Omori district where we located the address with the help of some instructions we got from the internet. This was my husband's idea, and I was a bit hesitant about the whole thing, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay in Tokyo. Like sumo wrestling, samurai, and zen rock gardens, the geisha is a truly Japanese experience. The geisha and her assistant/translator greeted us and sweetly persuaded us to dress in a kimono and samurai robe. Their eagerness to share the history and customs of the geisha outweighed any language barrier that existed. The geisha entertained us with singing and dancing. The session included some games, plus a wonderful Japanese lunch with sake. We will treasure this experience, and it will be foremost in our minds whenever we think of Japan.