Kanazawa Geisha Experience 2022-23

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! 


♦Due to the effects of the new coronavirus, the activities may be cancelled depending on the infection spread status and more.

【Countermeasures against new coronavirus variants and requests to guests who participate】

At the time of the event, we ask all our guests to abide by the following measures to ensure the best possible experience.  

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

・Ensuring participants abide through social distancing procedures. 

・Guests participating are requested to wear a mask at all times.

・Upon entering the venue, a body temperature measurement will be conducted.

・Alcohol disinfectant is provided at the entrance of the establishment. Please cooperate in disinfecting your hands upon entering and leaving the facility.


◎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
General admission 5,000 yen Students 2,500 yen( *Infants under 5 cannot be participated.)
Inclusions
*tea and traditional sweets
Date
May 21, 2022 (Sat)–March 25, 2023 (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
8–16 people ※ Capacity of 8 people per teahouse
Cancellation
■Please pay the participation fee by the 3rd day from the date of the application. If the application date is close to the implementation date, please pay at least 2 days before.
 If the payment is not made by the deadline, please be careful as the application may be cancelled.
 In the case of a delayed of payment, please contact us in advance
■Please pay by credit card or through bank transfer
■Please note that the following cancellation fee will be charged if the reservation is canceled
【Cancellation Policy】
(1) Cancellation until 8 days prior to the day of the event: No cancellation charge.
(2) From 2 to 7 days prior to the day of the event: 30% of the fee.
(3) A day before the event: 50% of the fee.
(4) The day of the event: 100% of the fee.
Note: Customers are responsible for the payment and the cancellation fee.
Note:
If you make a reservation online (via airbnb's online reservation system), airbnb's cancellation policy will be applied.
■Please refrain from making prospective arrangements or tentative reservations with travel agencies

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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