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Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Ota City, Japan

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
  • A cultural experience designed to educate first-time visitors
  • Watch a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games
  • Enjoy refreshments such as tea and Japanese sweets
  • Upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks

What's Included

  • One drink and sweets
  • Live entertainment
  • Photo opportunities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Omori Chaya
    Japan, 〒143-0016 Tokyo, Ota City, Ōmorikita, 1-chōme−12−9 第6下川ビル

    Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/YKhyEojELf82

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please only make bookings 6 months in advance of tour date. The schedule for events may not be set before 6 months of tour date, and your tour may be rejected or canceled if a booking is made too early in advance.
  • Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive 15 minutes before the event for seating
  • Please wear socks to walk on the tatami mats.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for infants
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Non-Smoking: All seats are non-smoking; there are designated areas outside for those who would like to smoke.
  • English information and translation: Some events may have English-speaking geisha or translator present. If there are no English-speaking translators at the event, English pamphlets and brochures detailing more information regarding the geisha performances, etiquette for the event, history of geisha, and what to expect will be provided to the guests.
  • Kimono: There are some kimono with obi (belt) that are at the venue. This is a free service that are sometimes offered to guests if there is enough time (at the discretion of the geisha). There is no guarantee of kimono dressing being available for guests, or if there is time to put kimono on all guests.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • For 1 person bookings, please note that if others do not join the same event, this experience may be canceled (as we cannot operate with 1 guest only). We may ask you to reschedule for another event date, or if there are no other availability, we will cancel this booking and provide you with a full refund.
  • Private: At check-out, you can book the private geisha experience for your group. The private experience is for your group only (others cannot join this experience). Maximum number of people for the private experience is 30 people. The private event will be from 3:30 to 5 PM.
  • Add-on 6-Hour Private Tokyo Tour: At check-out, you can add-on the 6-hour Private Tour in Tokyo. It will include an English-speaking guide. This tour can be conducted before the Geisha event from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM or 1:30pm to 7:30pm . Public transportation costs are included. Admission fee or other optional activity fees for guests and tour guides are not included.
  • Add-on 4-Hour Private Tokyo Tour: At check-out, you can add-on the 4-hour Private Tour in Tokyo. It will include an English-speaking guide. This tour can be conducted before the Geisha event from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 2:30pm to 6:30pm . Public transportation costs are included. Admission fee or other optional activity fees for guests and tour guides are not included.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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A small operation really trying to enterain and share the Geisha experience A little hard to find but well worth the effort.
There was a lovely photo opportunity to dress up as well as refreshments being provided.
Great for family or individual travelers who want a unique experience.
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A lovely cultural, educational and...
Vaness_H, May 2018
A lovely cultural, educational and intimate afternoon with dance, music, games and fun! Lunch if you wish. A definite must do!
A memorable and fun experience
RaeAnne_D, Apr 2019
We thoroughly recommend this experience. The geisha performed and then involved us in a very active, fun and engaging way. Both the geisha and her assistant were delightful and teased the audience about punishment if they lost the games. There was a lovely photo opportunity to dress up as well as refreshments being provided. The instructions were very clear and it was super easy to find the venue. This experience will be a memorable part of our time in this beautiful country.
Our Geisha hostess Nami was most...
SUZANNEYM_C, Jul 2018
Our Geisha hostess Nami was most gracious and entertaining with her music performances as well as teaching the class to play games from the olden days. It was an afternoon well spent and made the trip to Tokyo all that more awesome!
Wonderful experience
Roy_E, Apr 2019
A fascinating introduction to ma the hidden word of the geisha. The directions to th event was excellent. Lots of great photos and the chance to actually speak to a geisha San.
Loved it
Margaret_B, Oct 2018
Excellent. I always wanted to meet a geisha so this was a great experience. The interaction was great. she encouraged all of us to participate and we had a lot of fun. A very good hostess. Learnt a lot about the geisha life. amazing.
Fun time, friendly Geisha's
Curiosity05506132729, Oct 2019
Excellent opportunity to get nice photos from your trip. We enjoyed multiple activities, dances to watch, all while having a great time. Friendly staff and an interesting experience. You'll have fun.
It is a great experience... It gives...
JoseJuan_E, May 2018
It is a great experience... It gives you the chance to know a Little bit of japanese culture... The geisha doesn't speak english, but it is not necessary... The experience is worthy
Amazing Time!!!
Jay B, Dec 2019
We had such an amazing experience here! My teenage children loved it! We dressed up played games and learned all about the Geisha life. We watched the dancing and had a blast! We drank tea and snacks as well
We did this tour on the afternoon of...
Karen B, May 2018
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.
Magical!
Caitlin_R, Oct 2019
This was such a good experience. I wasn't sure what to expect, if it would be touristy or authentic - I was pleased to find it's completely authentic. The ladies were so nice and accommodating. I felt incredibly welcomed right away. It was definitely a high ending to our trip in Tokyo. I highly recommend this experience!
Wonderful
Pamela_S, Nov 2018
Great experience, very friendlly ladies and quite informative. Fun games The food and drinks were excellent!
Giesha experience
Shelita_E, Oct 2018
It was different and good to see a full form geisha. Would recommend if you want to experience Japan culture.
Great experience
Pat_A, Nov 2018
A must do experience. A small operation really trying to enterain and share the Geisha experience A little hard to find but well worth the effort.
We loved this tour! The location is...
Jenna O, Apr 2018
We loved this tour! The location is great because it allows you to see a more realistic view of Japan and how people live their daily lives. My husband and I went early and ate lunch to immerse ourselves in the culture. The staff was wonderful, the entertainment and games allowed everyone to be involved and were fun. We were able to dress up and take pictures. It was a great way to spend part of the day.
Awesome experience
Voyager20636281593, Sep 2019
A great insight into japanese culture. Perfect start to our trip , great for the whole family . Recommend highly.
Interesting overview of Geisha culture
Jared_W, Jun 2019
Our family very much enjoyed the introduction to Geisha culture. Great for family or individual travelers who want a unique experience. Very interactive!
Great experience, staff very polite...
Tony C, Aug 2018
Great experience, staff very polite, Geisha very classy and learned a lot about culture. Food not great and was cold. Group of 16 in a room a lot of time wasted dressing everyone, lots of kids- would be better with smaller groups and a hot meal
Activity was 1.5 hours long. During the...
ADRIAN F, Oct 2018
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...
Rafael_C, Jun 2018
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.
It was nice but the dinner was...
Wolfgang D, Aug 2018
It was nice but the dinner was rather simple and the geisha, although being very friendly, did not sing or dance much. It was mostly playing traditional games while having small talk.

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