Maiko Performances at Somaro

Yamagata Prefecture

See the practiced perfection and elegance of the maiko of Somaro Maiko Teahouse in the heart of Sakata City.

These trainee geisha perform two daily performances at noon and 2:00pm to live singing and shamisen by one of the head geisha instructors of the Somaro. 

You may see our full article on Somaro Maiko Teahouse here.  

This Edo era facility was once had over 150 maiko who entertained high level merchants and government officials who visited the Shonai Region. These performances are the result of decades of effort by the city and people of Sakata to restore a central part of their cultural identity. 

We recommend these performances as a must see attraction to those coming up to this part of Yamagata Prefecture. 

Experience a Maiko Performance

What's Included

Watch trainee Geisha Maiko perform.
Be able to explore the Somaro Maiko Teahouse Museum
Have a private lunch performance (if you reserve in advance)

Cost

Payment will be made at the venue.
2:00pm Daily Performance: 1,800 yen per person
12:00pm Private Bento Lunch and Performance (Choose one):

  • Multi-course Kaiseki Bento 5,500 yen (4,700 for students)
  • Chirashi Sushi Bento 4,200 yen (4,200 for students)
  • Unagi Eel Bento 8,000 yen (7,200 for students)
  • Children’s Bento (only available for children kindergarten age or younger) 2,000 yen
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Experience Availability

All-year round (Closed on Wednesdays)

Average Duration

30 minutes-1 hour

Meeting Location

Somaro Maiko Teahouse

Important notes

Experience availability may vary. Reserve to confirm availability.
Please notify us at least 3 days before if you must cancel or modify your reservation.

The Performances of Somaro

The performances of Somaro are split into two categories. 

Daily Dance Performance

These daily performances are open to the public at 2:00pm each day.  
These performances accept advance reservation but are also open to visitors if there are extra seats available. 
The admission fee for this performance is 1,800 yen per person.  This price also includes the entrance fee to the many tea rooms and exhibition rooms in Somaro. 

Private Bento Lunch Performance

Another chance to see the performances of the maiko is at 12:00pm.  These are private performances that include a bento lunch prior to the performances.  Please note that these require reservations at least 3 business days in advance.  The price of this lunch varies based on your bento lunch choice. Due to limitations in Somaro’s ability to prepare multiple types of bento, please choose one type of bento for your entire group.
  • Multi-course Kaiseki Bento 5,500 yen (4,700 for students)
  • Chirashi Sushi Bento 4,200 yen (4,200 for students)
  • Unagi Eel Bento 8,000 yen (7,200 for students)
  • Children’s Bento (only available for children kindergarten age or younger) 2,000 yen
These prices include entrance fees, lunch fees, and performance fees.

Reserve your Maiko Performance today!

You can send a booking inquiry for your experience below. After we receive your inquiry, we will confirm the booking with our partners and send you a booking confirmation email at least 3 days before your desired date.
Please note this form does not confirm the availability of an experience or reserves an experience straightaway.

Cancelation policy

Our general cancelation policy for our experiences is below. Cancelation fees may vary according to exceptional circumstances.

3 days before

Free

2 days before

30% of experience cost

Day before

50% of experience cost

Day of

100% of experience cost