ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Complete Guide to Geisha Culture

池田市, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kana

60 mins, Hosted in English and Japanese
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

This experience is organized so you can fully understand the REAL Geisha culture (not what is falsely described in some famous movie...) and get ready to fully enjoy the special moment at Geisha entertainment when you attend one in the future. Based on my experience of attending Geisha entertainment dinner/experience numerous times in Kyoto for work, I will explain real Geisha culture using photos and videos.

1) Self introduction of myself and guests
2) Definition of "Geisha"
3) History of Geisha culture -- how it started, how it developed, and how it is today
4) What kind of arts and training involved, what kind of work involved, what kind of daily schedule they have
5) What to expect if you attend a geisha entertainment -- short one for tourists, long one over dinner, and authentic one with local patrons
6) Let's practice games that guests to Geisha entertainment dinner/experience typically play with Geishas so you can fully enjoy the experience when you attend one in the future!
7) Question and Answer time
This experience is organized so you can fully understand the REAL Geisha culture (not what is falsely described in some famous movie...) and get ready to fully enjoy the special moment at Geisha entertainment when you attend one in the future. Based on my experience of attending Geisha entertainment dinner/experience numerous times in Kyoto for work, I will explain real Geisha culture using photos and videos.

1) Self introduction of m…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Kana can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹7,328.

What to bring

  • Good internet connection
  • Your curiosity and passion to learn about Geisha and Japan

Meet your host, Kana

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 32 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I'm Kana and I'm a national-licensed interpretive guide since 2009. In my guiding career over 11 years, I have guided over 3000 guests from around the world (I mainly do multi-day tours rather than one-day tours so the number of guests may seem small) including VIPs like NBA star player, Hollywood actress, world-wide company CEO, royal family from UAE, etc.
One of my passions in my guiding career has been "spreading the CORRECT information about and show the beauty of Geisha culture of Japan" -- many people are fascinated about Geisha but also have many misunderstandings about them, so in this online experience as well, I would like to explain in detail the Geisha culture, including history, what kind of arts and training involved, their life today, and what to expect at Geisha entertainment dinner so you can be ready to attend one!
Hi I'm Kana and I'm a national-licensed interpretive guide since 2009. In my guiding career over 11 years, I have guided over 3000 guests from around the world (I mainly do multi-day tours rather than one-day tours so the number of guests may seem small) including VIPs like NBA star player, Hollywood actress, world-wide company CEO, royal family from UAE, etc.
One of my passions in my guiding career has been "spreading the CORRECT information about and show the beauty of Geisha culture of…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Constance
July 2021
What an amazing experience — having a glimpse of geisha culture that has been so distorted in popular culture was so enlightening. Lana is so graceful in her movements and the mindfulness had me so calm afterward. I highly highly recommend this most unusual experience and will do it again, it was so interesting!
Ida
June 2021
Great opportunity to learn more about Geisha culture including traditions and history. Kana-San was a great host, engaging each of us and sharing her knowledge generously. I feel like my next trip to Kyoto will be more culturally rich after doing this session! The other guests were super welcoming and kind as well!
Lara
June 2021
This is my second experience with Kana and she doesn't disappoint! It's great listening to her and I always learn so much. Highly recommend her experience :)
Snigdha
May 2021
This is the second experience I attended with Kana. Her English is impeccable and her knowledge about the topic was impressive. She cleared all the myths in popular culture to deepen my understanding of Japanese culture and it's nuances
直美
April 2021
I’m Japanese. But I don’t know Japanese traditional culture very well. I think many Japanese people don’t know that. Kana knows many traditional cultures. They were very interesting and fun. I noticed about Japanese identity. If you want to know Japanese cultures, you should take the meeting!
Karsten
April 2021
Kana introduced us to the world of Geishas. She explained the background of the profession and gave a very good insight into the education and the way of living of a Geisha. Her presentation helped me a lot to see this form of art in a different light and to understand the meaning of many little details.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.