Geisha Experience In Otaru

Enjoy a traditional geisha experience in Hokkaido with this rare opportunity to come to Otaru in 2017.

The mysterious world of the geisha; the distinctive red lips, the white face, exquisite kimonos and adorned hairstyles, combine to create the allure of the the geisha. While visitors and local Japanese people can still experience the artistry of the geisha in several cities across Japan, including Tokyo, Kanazawa and mostly Kyoto, it remains a rare opportunity to the north in Hokkaido.

That being said, if you're headed to Hokkaido this January or February, then you're in with luck with the special Geisha Experience in Otaru event over two special evenings. You'll get to experience a unique Japanese dinner with the last seven geisha in Hokkaido, where you'll enjoy a night of traditional games and dancing, making for a truly memorable Japanese experience during your vacation in Hokkaido.

Geisha Experience In Otaru

This is an exclusive opportunity that is normally not accessible to the general public as the few geisha that do perform in Hokkaido usually only do so in the city of Sapporo. The Geisha Experience in Otaru has been especially arranged by Kutchan Tourism so those in Otaru, Niseko and nearby areas, can enjoy a traditional geisha experience at a special price.

After the success of the event last season, the Geisha Experience in Otaru is proudly returning again to Otaru for another year to enchant audiences once again. Take a look at the captivating world of the geisha from last season's event and get ready to be a part of it in 2017.

The exclusive event ticket also includes transport to and from Otaru from Niseko, so the experience is a wonderful addition to your ski vacation in Niseko this winter. You will get to enjoy free time to explore Otaru before the geisha dinner with visits to Otaru canal; Sakaimachi Street, where they can enjoy glass-makers, music box museum, seafood shops and bakeries; and also stopping at the Old Aoyama Villa, where you will learn about more about Japan and its culture. Be immersed in traditional art forms like calligraphy, Japanese paintings, intricate woodwork and handcrafted roof tiles uncommon to the area.

Here's all the event details you need to know:

WHEN: Wednesday 25th January & Thursday 9th February

PRICE: 16,000 yen per person (includes transfers, Japanese set-course meal and all-you-can-drink. Open for guests aged 20 and up.

Pick up from Hirafu Welcome Centre, Hirafu Seicomart
14:30-16:30 Free time in Otaru
17:30-20:30 Geisha dinner experience
22:00 Drop off at Hirafu Welcome Centre, Hirafu Seicomart

Bookings are essential for this very special and rare event.

To reserve your seat, contact Explore Niseko via email at [email protected] or call 050 5309 6905.

The Geisha Experience in Otaru is proudly brought to you by Explore Niseko, in association with Kutchan Tourism and Experience Niseko.

See more from last season's Geisha Experience in Otaru with our gallery courtesy of