Tokyo Area

Embody the Expressiveness of Japanese Dance (Hanayagi style)

Embody the Expressiveness of Japanese Dance (Hanayagi style)

from 181.00

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Experience Includes |

  • 30 min - A brief overview of the history of Nihon Buyo and a performance by your instructor, Takujiro, a renowned Nihon Buyo dancer of the Hanayagi school.

  • 30 min - Changing into a yukata (traditional summer kimono) assisted by Takujiro (for men) or a female staff (for women).

  • 50min - Learning one Nihon Buyo dance and a second performance by Takujiro.

  • 10min - Photo session

    *At the end of the experience, you will receive a certificate of completion as well as a gift of a folding fan which is often used in Japanese dance.

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Thursday, Friday, & Sunday
Session 1 (13:00 - 15:00)
Session 2 (16:00 - 18:00)

Number of Participants:


Setagaya, Tokyo
40 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2 hr Experience

1 -3 people max.

About Nihon Buyo |

Nihon Buyo | knee・hon・boo・yo | 

Japan has a long history of dance, reflected in the oldest surviving text on Japan's origins which features a goddess dancing.  Nihon Buyo, which literally means 'Japanese dance' emerged from the legacy of dance in daily life and in religious settings, and took a more defined shape via various stage arts of the time, most prominently Kabuki (stage drama). Started by Izumo no Okuni, a dancer and attendant at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, Nihon Buyo over the years grew to develop various styles. Today there are the five schools of Nihon Buyo, including Nishikawa (1700), Fujima (1704), Bando(1775), Hanayagi (1849), and Wakayagi(1893). How about experiencing and witnessing firsthand the mesmerizing power of this tradition-laden dance?



Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 1 week, or at the latest 3 days, in advance.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.