Yugawara’s geigis add grace and luster to banquets.
You can participate in a street-strolling tour with geigi (geishas), whom you would seldom have the chance to meet except at banquets, and observe their dances, kiyomoto (dramatic narratives), and other performances conducted in tatami rooms.
About the street-strolling tour with geigi
This unique tour is a great opportunity to meet and interact with professional geishas.
While walking through the atmospheric onsen town streets, geishas will act as your guides.
As you stroll along, you can also stop in at specialty stores and sample their wares.
Whether before or after you check in at your accommodation, make sure not to miss taking part in this rare and memorable experience!
|Minimum number of participants in one tour||10 people|
|Participation costs||2,000 JPY (Please make payment on the day of the tour.) (Cancelled in case of heavy rain.)|
|Inquiries||Yugawara General Information Center: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Observing geigis’ practices
Free of charge, you can observe geigis practicing their dances, kiyomoto, and other performances, both in tatami rooms and at events.
|Practice days||※The dates and times are subject to change. Please check by phone in advance.
Yugawara Onsen Geigi Offices Association
|Time||11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|Place||Kenban (geigi assignation office), Yugawara Onsen Geigi Offices Association, 3F practice room
※Take the bus for Oku-Yugawara/Fudodaki from Yugawara Station, and get off at Mitsuke-cho Bus Stop (about a 10-minute ride). Walk for one minute.