TOUR

Highlights of the tour

Enjoy the live performance of Hakata geigi(female Japanese entertainers), play with geigi and take a photo.

・Dance performed by Hakata geigi (female Japanese entertainers).
・Ozashiki-Asobi(play games with geigi).
・Photo with geigi.

『Hakata Geigi』(博多芸妓)
The Japanese term for the office in which geigi (female Japanese entertainers) are hired is kenban. These offices are located all over the country, but the recent decline in the number of geisha has resulted in fewer requests for their services. The first kenban in Hakata opened in 1889, and by the early 20th century there were five of them here. During this heyday there were over 2,000 registered geigi in Hakata, but now there are only 18,ranging in age from their teens to their 80s.
The work of a geisha involves more than just appearing at private parties.
They also participate in the Hakata Dontaku Minato Festival in May. On the 3rd and 4th they perform on shamisen and taiko drums, and sing and dance on stages located throughout Hakata.
A jikata is a geigi who specializes in singing and playing musical instruments. A tachikata is a geigi who specializes in dancing.

Opened November 2017. This is a new tourist spot in front of Hakata’s protector, Kushida Shrine, offering hands-on experience of Hakata traditional culture.

【Hakata Traditional Performing Arts Centre】(博多伝統芸能館)
The aim of the Center is to promote traditional arts and crafts such as Japanese dance and folk dances, spinning tops and Hakata Niwaka, or impromptu comic talking with masks. It is also used as a training venue for geisha performers.

Tour itinerary

October 13th(Fri)2018
time:2:00 PM〜3:30 PM
Performer:“Hakata geigi(博多芸妓)” and“Hakata minyou kyoukai(博多民踊協会)”
admission:JPY 5,000 (1 person)

November 10nd(Sat)2018
time:①1:30 PM〜2:30 PM  ②3:00 PM〜4:30 PM
Performer:“Hakata geigi(博多芸妓)”
admission:JPY 5,000 (1 person)

January 18 (Fri)2019
time:3:30 PM〜5:00 PM
Performer:“Hakata geigi(博多芸妓)” and“Hakata minyou kyoukai(博多民踊協会)”
admission:JPY 5,000 (1 person)

February 16(Sat)2019
time:①1:30 PM〜2:30 PM  ②3:00 PM〜4:30 PM
Performer:“Hakata geigi(博多芸妓)” and 国際文化協会九州センター”
admission:JPY 5,000 (1 person)

March 2(Sat)2019
time:①1:30 PM〜2:30 PM  ②3:00 PM〜4:30 PM
Performer:“Hakata geigi(博多芸妓)” and“Fukuoka minyoubuyou Shikinokai (福岡民謡舞踊 四季の会)”
admission:JPY 5,000 (1 person)

 

※Reservations must be made in advance at least three days prior to the performance date.

 Performances may be cancelled due to underbooking. We thank you for your understanding.

Basic info

Meeting place
Hakata Traditional Performing Arts Centre(博多伝統芸能館)
Address
2-20, Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Access
By Subway: get off at Gion station (5 min. walk).

By Bus: take Nishitetsu bus and get off at Gion-machi stop (5 min. walk) or at Canal City Hakata-mae stop (3 min. walk).
Date
2018年10月13日 / 2018年11月10日 / 2019年1月18日 / 2019年2月16日 / 2019年3月2日
Time
4
Max number
20 person
Minimum number
20 person
Restrictions
None
Cost
¥5,000
Download materials
PDF - 博多伝統芸能館 公演(JPG:148 KB)

How to reserve

URL
https://hakata-geinou.jp/
About reservations
Yes
How to reserve
FAX:092-441-1149
E-mail:fkkdentou@fukunet.or.jp
Directly gather at the pick-up point
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※Contact Phone
Until the day before:092-441-1118
On the day:080-2705-5462
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