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Learn Japanese(KABUKI) Dance and culture

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Yokohama, Japan

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Experience hosted by Yori

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

What you'll do

Step into traditional dancing and cultures, wearing a kimono

We’ll be performing Kabuki Buyo:Japanese traditional dance, which originated from Kabuki. I’ll show you how to wear a yukata, a type of kimono.

After we’re all dressed up with our yukatas, we’ll go out to enjoy lunch. We’ll go to a soba (buckwheat noodle) or chinese restaurant nearby if you'd like.

During lunch, I’ll decide on a cultural topic for our dance from the platform which I run, or my life story :why I'm dancing and what I want to do now.

After lunch, we’ll start dancing. Kabuki dance has its roots in Kabuki traditional drama, which has a strict rule that it should only be acted by males. However, Kabuki dance is for everyone and is more casual. It's fun, so let's learn together.
Step into traditional dancing and cultures, wearing a kimono

We’ll be performing Kabuki Buyo:Japanese traditional dance, which originated from Kabuki. I’ll show you how to wear a yukata, a type of kimono.

After we’re all dressed up with our yukatas, we’ll go out to enjoy lunch. We’ll go to a soba (buckwheat noodle) or chinese restaurant nearby if you'd like.

During lunch, I’ll decide on a cultural topic for our dance from the platform which I run, or my life story :why I'm dancing and what I want to do now.

After lunch, we’ll start dancing. Kabuki dance has its roots in Kabuki t…

Yori's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch
  • Drinks
    Tea
  • Equipment
    I'll provide traditional yukata (kimono) for us to wear while dancing.
From $125
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yori

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Kabuki Buyo is also called Nihon-Buyo or Nichibu in Japan. It's Japanese traditional dance which originates from Kabuki.

I'm a Kabuki Buyo dancer. My mother is a first-class dancer and I’ve been dancing for over 25 years. Now, I teach the dance too. I think it’s so beautiful. I would love to teach you how to dance Kabuki Buyo.

And I'm running a website, which introduce Japanese cultures by performers. The website is WAMONOBITO (https://www.wamonobito.com/). We would love to tell everyone charms of Japanese culture.
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Where you'll be

We’ll be in our training quarters, which have a large wood stage and a tatami room (a room lined with traditional straw mats). We’re lucky to have such a spacious stage and you’ll be training on the same stage that’s used by one of the top Kabuki dancers.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Maxim
December 2019
Yori was a wonderful host, making us feel welcome, providing food, refreshments, all the clothes and tools, as well as easy to follow instructions and guidance. She patiently repeated any parts we had trouble with, took countless photos per our requests, and she even accommodated us mixing up the address and arriving almost an hour late, still hosting us for the full experience. In the lesson itself she taught us how to use the various accessories, and how to perform a short but complete dance, as well as different gaits and poses used to represent different characters. She easily communicated in English and explained everything, from the plots to traditional plays, to lunch menu choices, in detail, and at the end of the experience she even walked us to the station! I'd recommend this experience to anyone!
Yori was a wonderful host, making us feel welcome, providing food, refreshments, all the clothes and tools, as well as easy to follow instructions and guidance. She patiently repea…
Faz
April 2019
Yori is passionate about Japanese dance and is very good at it. My group thoroughly enjoyed the experience and certainly proved to be the highlight of our day in Yokohama.
Jeff
April 2019
Truly a once in a lifetime experience! Yori has been dancing for 27 years and is a professional dance instructor. Count yourself lucky if you manage to snag a spot with Yori during your stay in Japan! Yori is not only a great instructor, she's great to talk to as well! Unlike many Japanese who tend to be rather reserved/guarded, Yori is very open and honest about sharing her life experiences. Ask her questions over soba noodles (some of the best Soba we had), it was a truly eye-opening perspective about life in Japan! Please read her PDF - Google maps is WRONG and will take you somewhere far away (20 min by taxi)
Truly a once in a lifetime experience! Yori has been dancing for 27 years and is a professional dance instructor. Count yourself lucky if you manage to snag a spot with Yori during…
Thalía
April 2019
It was better than we expected! The food was amazing and the conversation very interesting. My mother and I like to dance so this was a must do, but I think anyone can enjoy this experience. Yori was really helpful an patient with us. We recomend it!
It was better than we expected! The food was amazing and the conversation very interesting. My mother and I like to dance so this was a must do, but I think anyone can enjoy this e…
阿部
January 2019
直前のご依頼にもかかわらず、とても丁寧にご対応くださりありがとうございました。 また、機会がございましたら是非よろしくお願いいたします。
Kaleb
July 2018
While the place is a little hard to find (for someone like me who's bad at navigating), the experience was awesome! I had a lot of fun learning about yukata and kabuki traditional dance. Thanks so much again, Yori! ありがとございますた 😄🤣

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

More tips

Please tell me your height, hips and gender to prepare your yukata, especially if you want to wear LLsize or more, please tell me as soon as possible.
It will be easier for you to walk if you bring sandals to wear.
My training room is around a 30-minute train ride from central Tokyo.

What to bring

Socks

T-shirts or Tank top