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Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo provided by Japan Awaits

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Meet an authentic geisha in at an ochaya (tea house) in Tokyo to learn about the geisha tradition in Japan. Watch the geisha perform traditional songs, dance, and games, and enjoy light refreshments and tea served during the performance. Upgrade to include lunch, or to add a half-day Tokyo tour to this illuminating cultural experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Omori Chaya
    1 Chome-12 Omorikita, Ota City, Tokyo 143-0016, Japan
    Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/YKhyEojELf82
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  • Pass by
    Shinagawa Shrine
    Senso-ji Temple
    Tokyo Skytree
    Tokyo Tower
    Meiji Jingu Shrine
    Imperial Palace
    The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
    Tsukiji Fish Market
    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    Harajuku Station
    Roppongi Hills, Shop & Restaurant
    Yoyogi Park
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
    Hamarikyu Gardens
    Omotesando
    Ueno Park
    Takeshita Street
    Kabukicho District
    Tokyo National Museum
    Rikugi Park Playground
    Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
    Edo-Tokyo Museum
    Taito Station Ueno Ameya Yokocho
    Edo Castle Stone-walled Moat
    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
    Yasukuni Shrine
    Shinjuku Golden Gai
    Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)
    Tokyo Midtown
    Mori Art Museum
    Zojo-ji Temple
    National Museum of Nature and Science
    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
    Ginza
  • You'll end at
    Omori Chaya
    1 Chome-12 Omorikita, Ota City, Tokyo 143-0016, Japan
    Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/YKhyEojELf82
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Tea and light refreshments provided
  • Ideal for people that are interested in Japanese culture
  • Dress up in the provided kimono (if time and supplies permit)
  • Lunch, drinks, and a Tokyo tour available with upgrade
Important Information
Departure Point
Omori Chaya, 1 Chome-12 Omorikita, Ota City, Tokyo 143-0016, Japan
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • One drink and sweets
  • Live entertainment
  • Photo opportunities
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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3PUGSATLANTA wrote a review Jan 2020
Suwanee, Georgia7 contributions
We had a great time learning about the Geisha and playing some traditional Japanese games. This was a very unique Japanese experience and I wonderful way to spend my birthday! Great photo opportunities!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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FloraTummys Probiotics wrote a review Jan 2020
North Bergen, New Jersey22 contributions6 helpful votes
As many people who have read the book Geisha, this sparked my curiosity. You get to experience the traditional dances, music, and participate in games . The hosts were very gracious.
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Eir wrote a review Jan 2020
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If you want to learn more about geisha first hand from a geisha, this is a MUST TRY!!! Will definitely recommend 😁
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Date of experience: January 2020
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gogaterz wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania59 contributions93 helpful votes
This was very informative, interesting, and also fun! The geisha and her assistant were very nice and so polite. They answered any question people asked. They taught us what each dance movement meant and when the songs were typically sung and danced to. We learned about the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kirsten Woods wrote a review Jan 2020
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The games were fun and it was interesting and informative. A really good range of activities. Everyone was great to interact with. A very relaxing environment.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Japanese
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