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Introducing a restaurant in Tokyo where you can experience authentic Kagurazaka geisha performances

Updated: May 21



Introducing a restaurant in Tokyo where you can experience authentic Kagurazaka geisha performances

High-end ryotei are not the only places where you can enjoy authentic Kagurazaka geisha experiences. Today, we introduce "Torijaya," a restaurant where you can experience geisha performances.


"Torijaya" is ranked as the number one restaurant for "Udon Suki (Udon Hot Pot)" in Tokyo on Tabelog, Japan's largest gourmet review site, as of April 8, 2024. To be precise, "Torijaya" is actually ranked third for "Udon Suki," but the first place "Authentic Handmade Mori House Tokyo" is categorized under "Udon, Tempura, Udon Suki," and the second place "Ginza Sasuga Rin" under "Soba, Japanese Cuisine, Udon Suki," with neither focusing primarily on Udon Suki. Additionally, the top two restaurants do not feature "Udon Suki" on their homepage photos. In contrast, "Torijaya" is categorized under "Udon Suki, Japanese Cuisine, Oyakodon," with "Udon Suki" being its main attraction. Therefore, it is fair to consider "Torijaya" as the top restaurant for "Udon Suki (Udon Hot Pot)" in Tokyo.


Founded in 1963, "Torijaya" is an established "Udon Suki" restaurant that offers various Japanese dishes. It is located along a narrow staircase known as Atami Yu Steps or Geisha Alley, situated between the historic public bath "Atami Yu" and the geisha rehearsal space "Kenban," making this street one of the most quintessentially Kagurazaka-like.


Introducing a restaurant in Tokyo where you can experience authentic Kagurazaka geisha performances

In the TV drama "Dear Father" (aired in 2007) scripted by Sou Kuramoto, the street in front of "Torijaya" was where the protagonists played by "Kazunari Ninomiya" and Heroine "Meisa Kuroki" met.


"Torijaya's" "Udon Suki" is widely recognized as a specialty of Kagurazaka. Additionally, its "Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Bowl)" during lunchtime is also very popular, often resulting in queues in front of the restaurant.


Introducing a restaurant in Tokyo where you can experience authentic Kagurazaka geisha performances


Introducing a restaurant in Tokyo where you can experience authentic Kagurazaka geisha performances


Kagurazaka geisha experience at the top-ranked "Udon Suki" restaurant in Tokyo


We have collaborated with "Torijaya" to offer a special geisha banquet course, where you can choose from their specialties, "Udon Suki" and "Oyakodon." Enjoy the exquisite cuisine of "Torijaya" along with the wonderful songs and dances of three Kagurazaka geishas. We are offering this luxurious course starting from ¥30,000 per person. Typically, other travel companies' banquet courses include only two geishas. However, to fully appreciate the art of geisha performances, at least three are necessary: one dancer (Tachikata) and two musicians such as singers, shamisen players, and accompanists (Jikata).


This geisha banquet tour also includes "Ozashiki Asobi," games played between geishas and guests. Additionally, children can participate as well. We invite you to enjoy a Kagurazaka geisha experience at Torijaya, Tokyo's top-ranked Udon Suki restaurant.


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