Geisha are the traditional female entertainers found in Japanese and they have enjoyed a long history in Japan. Due to the wealth provided from the sell of indigo, Tokushima at one time had a large number of geisha to entertain wealthy merchants. While this tradition has faded over the years, Ryotei Shimada continues to keep this tradition alive and has preserved the wit and charm of traditional geisha entertainment, serving as the only location where guests can experience this traditional art in Tokushima.
|Season Available||All Year（Unavailable on Sundays）|
|Sign-Up Date||3 days prior（Saturday, Sunday Holiday）|
|Length of Tour||18～22:00 2～3:00|
|Meeting Place||JR Tokushima Station (in front of Starbucks)|
Name: Yūki Bandō
Yūki was born and raised in Tokushima Prefecture and is a nationally licensed English guide as well as a Kagawa Setouchi regional interpreter and guide.
As a Tokushima native, Yūki has enjoyed many experiences across the prefecture and has served as a member of Tokushima City’s magazine since graduating from university. Currently, Yūki is an active writer, producing articles in both Japanese and English as well as a photo writer for Setouchi Finder. Keeping in line with her roots, Yūki also contributes to various Tokushima related media outlets such as “AWAODORI PRESS”, “Awa Raku,” and “Awa Odori” magazines. Yūki was even involved with the production of an “udon DVD” about the beloved noodles of Kagawa Prefecture.
Yūki has also long been interested in the Eighty-Eight Temple Shikoku Pilgrimage since her youth and has completed the complete pilgrimage circuit twice. She is currently going for a third time with her six-year-old daughter.
Yūki has held a passion for Tokushima nightlife since her college days and considers herself to be true fan of Tokushima’s unique cuisine and specialty alcohol products and loves to casually share this love of the area with guests to the area and has a knack for explaining what makes Tokushima, and its cuisine, so special here on Shikoku.
Yūki also has experience guiding people around the Setō Inland Sea region visiting the various islands there including, Teshima, Inujima, Shōdoshima, Ogijima, Megijima, Oshima, Honjima, and Takami. She also served as an official tour guide during the 2019 Setouchi Triennale and will also serve as a guide for the 2022 season.
|Number of Paticipant||4～10|
|Included Meal||Kaiseki cuisine, all-you-can-drink course|
|Min. Number of Participants||4|
|Tour Conductor||Yuki Bando|
|Price per Person||￥50,000-|
|Price Include||Kaiseki cuisine, all-you-can-drink course|
|Payment Method||Credit Card（JCB、AMEX、VISA、Master、Diners), Cash|
|Cancellation Policy||3 days prior 20%/day of 50%/After Start of Tour or no show 100%|
|Regarding the Corona Virus||All preventative measures with regards to the Corona Virus are in place, we ask that you please conform to all regulations aimed at preventing the further spread of the virus.|