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Learn to dance with a family matriarch

Rated 4.74 out of 5 from 42 reviews.Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kota

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Dress in a kimono and learn movements and their meanings

We'll meet and greet each other at the venue, and then you'll dress up in one of the kimonos with a fan that we will lend to you. Once you're dressed in traditional Japanese attire, you will then take a two-hour dancing lesson with Grandma Shizuko, with help from English interpreters. We will take a 30-minute break during the lesson for some tea and sweets. After the dancing, you will change back into your regular clothes.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Green tea and snacks
  • Equipment
    Kimono and fan
From G$8,118
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kota

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 42 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Grandma Shizuko and I are friends who've been managing an Airbnb listing together since last year. Shizuko is a regular teacher who opened a Japanese dance class in the neighborhood long ago. Now, we would like to offer people around the world the opportunity to experience Japanese dance. We hope that you will join us.
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Where you'll be

We'll be at Shitayabunkan in the Shitaya neighborhood in Tokyo's Taito ward. We'll be in either the first meeting room or the fourth meeting room. It is an eight-minute walk from Minowa Station on the Hibiya Subway Line. Exact details and times will be communicated in a private email after booking.

Rated 4.74 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Sabine
February 2020
Très mauvaise expérience. Une heure de retard . Matriarche certes lais dans un hospice avec une vieille dame qui manquait de tomber à chaque figure. C'était pitoyable
Allison
December 2019
Very accommodating despite my lateness! I feel like I got more than most people since I was the only student and I could speak Japanese. I covered a lot in the amount of time I was there. Give it a try, it's not too difficult! Kota and the team are good communicators.
Very accommodating despite my lateness! I feel like I got more than most people since I was the only student and I could speak Japanese. I covered a lot in the amount of time I was…
Jacobien
October 2019
It was a nice experience. Grandma Shizuko is very patient and has lots of experience. We we’re able to learn 2 dances and it was very interesting to learn the meaning of every movement.
Vivian
July 2019
It was a wonderful experience, the hosts are very nice. I tried two different dances and each have meaning behind every movement. I learned more about the Japanese culture.
Varsam
May 2019
It was a lovely and truly memorable experience. My friend and I was the only attendant for the day and even though we were men, they welcomed us and in the end it made it more fun! Oba-san's grandniece (forgive me if I'm mistaken) even performed a dance she was practicing for a show. Overall a unique and warming experience. Not to mention the very tasty snacks!
It was a lovely and truly memorable experience. My friend and I was the only attendant for the day and even though we were men, they welcomed us and in the end it made it more fun!…
Kim Eng
May 2019
Me and my mum have a wonderful and relax time there. The teacher is warm and helpful. Recommend to all Daugther’s - bring your mum there.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.