Geisha Encounter: Cultural Experience at Chaya in Tokyo
- Access by: Foot
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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This is a special insight into the activities that happen only behind closed doors in an Ochaya with customers who pay millions of yen to be entertained by Geishas. We met Nami-san and her English speaking assistant in their studio in Omori area. They proceeded to show us the special dances and games they would use in entertaining guests. Everything - including booklets and the dances - were explained in English for foreigners. If you’re curious about the Geisha art & culture they embody, this visit is a must. This is a dying trade and no more than 1000 Geishas exist in all Japan. The studio is small and so book early. Wear socks as the studio has tatami flooring but perfectly air conditioned for the summer months. Allow yourself a little more time to find the Ochaya. Google map worked perfectly for us.
The ticket bought via get online is cheaper than buy at entrance. Good to buy online advance :) Need to check the shuttle bus/local bus schedule if you don’t drive. Only one or two buses per hour.
fun cultural experience. they were very friendly and happy to see everyone. great peak into some of Japan's history.