Kanazawa Geisha Experience 2024-25

Kanazawa Geisha’s Traditional Performing Arts and Hospitality

In Kanazawa, there are three teahouse districts. Higashi, Nishi, and Kazuemachi. In these teahouses, about 40 geishas have inherited the traditional culture of hospitality. Usually, teahouses in Kanazawa are unable to take reservations from first time customers, but the city of Kanazawa has a special experience plan they created with the purpose to preserve the traditional culture of teahouses. This makes it easy for anyone to enjoy!

Experience watching geishas dance, play taiko drums and more. There are even chances to interact and perform together with the geishas as well during these events! Come join for the experience to witness Kanazawa’s geisha! 


◎To all participants

Teahouses in Kanazawa’s teahouse district are places where geisha entertain guests. Guests are usually regulars and only guests that are invited by those regulars were allowed.  

This project is being carried out by Kanazawa City and the Kanazawa City Tourism Association with the special cooperation of the teahouse for the purpose of education and passing down of the teahouse culture. 


We ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding the following when participating

■Please be careful not to damage the interior of the teahouse.Please refrain from walking bare feet in the teahouses, please wear socks. If it rains, please bring a change of socks. 

■The venue’s tatami room is usually on the second floor, please note that there is no elevator to the second floor.

■You will be asked to sit on a cushion in a Japanese-style room. You do not have to sit upright. Please feel free to sit comfortably while enjoying the event. 

■Drinking alcohol is not allowed.

■Please be respectful and mindful of the teahouse, geisha, and other guests. You will be asked to leave if an occurrence happens.

■Preschoolers are not allowed to participate or enter the room.

Information

Organizer
Kanazawa City Tourism Association
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Price
Adult 5,000 yen/ Student 2,500 yen(Under university students)
( *Children aged 5 and under cannot participate the event)
Inclusions
*tea and traditional sweets
Date
April. 20, 2024 (Sat)–March. 29, 2025 (Sat)
Notes
※Held on a designated Saturday during the period
Excludes July, August, and New Year Holidays 
Please refer to the event calendar for the dates
Time
13:00–
Duration
About 60 minutes
Location
Teahouses in
Higashichaya District
Nishichaya District
Kazuemachichaya District
Parking Capacity
0
Capacity
10–20 people ※ Capacity of 10 people per teahouse
Cancellation
Please note that the following cancellation charges and a refund charge of JPY 300 per person will apply if the booking is cancelled.
【Cancellation & Refund Charges】
(1)From the purages untill 8days to the day of the event:Cancellation charge do not apply,but Refund charge(JPY 300 per person)will apply.
(2) From 2 to 7 days prior to the day of the event: 30% of the fee & refund charge
(3) A day before the event: 50% of the fee & refund charge
(4) The day of the event: 100% of the fee

Organizer

Address
1-1 Kinoshinbomachi, Kanazawa City, Kanazawa Station
Business Day
Monday through Friday (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, and year-end new year holidays)
Business Hours
9:00~17:45
Phone
076-232-5555
Email
office@visitkanazawa.jp
Website
https://visitkanazawa.jp/en/

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