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    What to Expect
    Welcome to the first geisha school which opens its gates to the public.

    You will watch the classes as an observer. Normally, in the first hour the trainee geisha will learn from a dance teacher with more than sixty years dancing experience, or from a senior geisha. In the second hour the geisha will practice their latest performance pieces together. If the teacher is not available that day the geisha will be learning from each other or practicing together. The geisha will usually be dressed in normal kimono for their lessons but if they have a banquet directly afterwards they may be in white makeup. You will be in a Japanese-style tatami mat room and sitting on the floor so tight jeans or short skirts may not be comfortable.

    You will enjoy a full two hours of astonishing and absolutely unique entertainment you won't experience anywhere else. At the end you can take pictures of and with the geisha, asking her questions and small talk. The host of this event is fluent in English and Japanese and will be pleased to translate your questions and the answers of the geisha to you. Please also keep in mind that by experiencing this activity you will automatically support the geisha business. By doing so you help by preserving an important part of Japanese culture.

    This activity includes no transportation nor any kind of food or drinks and free for kids from 0-10 years.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Monzennakacho, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0048, Japan
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1,000 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 11 June 2019

    I was lucky enough to be part of this experience by myself. For over 2 hours I was able to experience a daily life in a Geisha's life. The practice music, Dance and we have a small tea ceremony. Sayuki not only has an incredible...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank creativeclauds
    Reviewed 6 May 2019

    My wife and I were treated to a very authentic look into the great Japanese Tradition of Fukagawa Geisha. We were in a small group of 10 people who were treated by Saiyuki's two hour Geisha Class which included a tea ceremony, traditional music and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank scottmE7707FG
    Reviewed 17 March 2019

    I truly enjoyed having a chance to observe Fukagawa Geisha practice session at their small house studio in the historical district of Tokyo. It was an intimate encounter of unique kind with Japan’s traditional cultural entertainment industry. Since the leader Geisha at the house is...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Yoshitomo S
    Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

    I was lucky enough to see the Geisha's practice with an older geisha dance teacher. The whole experience was incredible and so authentic. Definitely not your run of the mill touristy exploit. I was so happy to find out that the money goes towards the...More

    Thank johnoO9895ZU
    Reviewed 11 September 2018

    It was very interesting to see how geisha learn to dance and play their instruments (drum and shamisen). The teacher was friendly and offered me snacks and drinks and the apprentice geisha were also very nice and spoke English, so communicating was easy! I also...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Lotus G
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    Milton S
    21 June 2019|
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    Response from creativeclauds | Reviewed this property |
    You do need to make a reservation before going. The school is a bit hidden and doesnt have a sign. But if you contact Sayuki she can confirm the address and time. its not open to public without bookings :)
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