In Kanazawa, there are three teahouse districts: Higashi, Nishi, and Kazue-machi, where a number of Kanazawa geigi devote themselves to daily practice in order to obtain and pass on traditional skills.
Participants in 'A Visit to See Kanazawa Geigi's Practice Session!' will have the rare chance to see geigi practicing, which is not generally available to the public.
You can also experience the Ozashiki Daiko drum, so please don't miss this opportunity!
Higashi Chaya District : July 1, July 8, July 29
Nishi Chaya District : July 22, August 12, August 19
Kazue-machi Chaya District : July 1, July 8, July 22
*All events are held on Saturdays.
◎To all participants
Teahouses in Kanazawa’s teahouse district are places where geisha entertain guests. Guests are usually regulars and only guests who are invited by those regulars are 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 Ryotei Kumiai office. Please refrain from walking bare feet in Ryotei Kumiai office, 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 Ryotei Kumiai office, geisha, and other guests. You will be asked to leave if an occurrence happens.
■Preschoolers are not allowed to participate or enter the room.
■When participating, please cooperate with measures to prevent infectious diseases. (Hand disinfection at the entrance, hand disinfection and wearing a mask during taiko drumming)
- Specified dates in July and August
- 1:00 PM -2:00 PM (Doors Opens at 12:40)
- Higashi Ryotei Kumiai Office
Nishi Ryotei Kumiai Office
Kazue-machi Ryotei Kumai Office
- Reservation Period
- Please apply by 5:00 PM on a day before the event.
- Kanazawa, Ishikawa
- 1,000 yen (tax included)
- 20 people per venue
- Approximately 60 minutes
- Tourism Policy Section, City of Kanazawa
- Official Website
- VISIT KANAZAWA Activities ”Hello kanazawa” (Details, Application form)