Kanazawa Geisha Experience 2022-2023
Looking for something special in Kanazawa? How about experiencing authentic Japanese culture with Kanazawa Geisha?

Kanazawa is one of a few cities where Geisha culture has been preserved. Geishas in Kanazawa are called Kanazawa Geigi. About 40 Geigis inherit the Japanese traditional hospitality culture 
in three teahouse districts in the city: Higashi, Nishi and Kazue-machi.
Normally a teahouse does not allow "Ichigen-san", meaning a first-time customer without any invitation.

This event surely lets you experience something even most Japanese people have never experienced!

***This is an inquiry form. Your reservation will not be complete until we confirm the payment. The reservation must be confirmed by 3 days before the event date, and the payment must be confirmed by 15:00 on Friday (a day before the event).

DATE: Selected Saturdays between May 21, 2022and March 25, 2023.
TIME: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Door opens at 12:45 PM)
VENUE: A teahouse in either Higashi, Nishi or Kazue-machi teahouse district.

CAPACITY: 8 to 16 participants (depending on the day)
PRICE: ¥5,000 per person (¥2,500 for students)
 *Not for kids of 6 years and under

INCLUDED: Kanazawa Geigi's performance, Geigi's special game experience, Japanese tea and sweets.

***This is an inquiry form. Your reservation will not be complete until we confirm the payment. The reservation must be confirmed by 3 days before the event date, and the payment must be confirmed by 12:00 on Friday (a day before the event).

- Brief Background of This Event
The teahouses are where Geigi (= Geisha) ladies entertain their customers with their performances such as dancing, singing, and playing Japanese traditional instruments. Normally people must have an invitation from a trusted customer of the teahouse to be their customer.

This special event is held by the city of Kanazawa and Kanazawa City Tourism Association thanks to the cooperations from several teahouses in the city.
**Note: The landlady and Geigis speak only in Japanese.

Rules and Requirements to Attend This Event
To attend this event, PLEASE read the following carefully and understand the unique aspect of the teahouse culture.

What you need....
- Dry socks (barefoot or wet socks are considered disrespectful to Geisha house)
- To be 6 or older.
- To be able to sit on the floor (yes, there is a cushion.)
- To be able to go up the stairs (about 10 to 20 steps).
- Respect to the culture and people there.

Please refrain from...
- Consuming alcohol before the event.
- Taking photos without following the announced rules.
- Touching or holding Geisha without her permission (Kimono is very delicate and valuable).
- After booking this event, please pay the attendance fee within 3 days.
- All payments must be made by Thursday with no regard to the inquiry date.
- If your payment is not complete by the due date, your reservation may be cancelled.
- You can pay by credit card (via PayPal).
- Not accepting cash.
- Please see below for our cancellation policy.

(Cancellation Policy)
- After payment until 8 days prior to the day of the event: No cancellation charge
- From 2 to 7 days prior to the day of the event: 30% of the fee
- A day before the event: 50% of the fee
- The day of the event: 100% of the fee
Note: You are responsible for any fees which may cost to make a payment or to get refunded.
Event Date
Select an event day you wish to participate. Note that your reservation is not complete until we confirm your reservation.
Number of Participants
Number of Students in Participants
If students are included.
Children under 6 years old can not participate
E-mail Address
Mobile Phone Number
Prefecture (or Country) of Residece
(Country name if you currently do not live in Japan)
Do you need an English translator?
***This is a complimentary option and one translator per event (You will be sharing a translator with others. Other languages are not available.) Otherwise the event is all in Japanese only.
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