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Gion Corner

570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-1119
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Dancing geishas, puppet shows and musical performances are just some of the regular events to be seen at this popular theater in Kyoto's entertainment district.
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Hours Today: 17:30 - 20:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-561-1119
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"maiko dance"
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"japanese arts"
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"show starts"
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"short play"
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"quick introduction"
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"cultural performance"
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"different aspects"
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"real geisha"
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"kyoto style"
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"japanese tea ceremony"
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"comedy"
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"tickets"
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"culture"
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"zither"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In 50 minutes they present you 7 different shows of which the "Flower Arrangement" is the worst. The Tea Ceremony is held during the other shows are performing, thus equal to zero. If you want to attend a tea ceremony in Japan or even in...More

Thank Over-en-Naar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shouldn't waste too many words. Amateur would be Japanese culture show. Even if you are in a group and the ticket is free use the hour to tour the area.

Thank Or B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too expensive for 50 minutes of non-Japanese actitude on the stage. It was boring and disappointing.

Thank Javier A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In three quarters of an hour, you will be presented on stage a sample of a range of Japanese cultural experiences such as a tea ceremony, puppetry, dance etc. However, if you cannot get out and attend the real thing, this is certainly an option...More

1  Thank DMac_Adelaide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for the evening to enjoy the show. Got to enjoy the dance and music and the performing art. Got to see the girls in training to be gishas. Recommend getting tickets early as lines are very long and you may not get seats...More

Thank gread2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I were an artist performing on this stage, I'd be furious at the theater managers and their ludicrous policies. First and foremost, mobiles MUST be banned in every serious theater. The whole show is disrupted by a perpetual forest of raised hands. These people,...More

1  Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You’ll see a lot of women in traditional garb but actual geisha are a very rare sighting so we decided to visit the cultural show, the show covers tea ceremony, flower arrangement, puppetry, theatre and geisha dance. Unfortunately you can’t take photos. It’s a slow...More

2  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite enjoyed this, good to get a short taste of various arts. Particularly liked Maiko dancing. Was annoyed with audience taking photos when specifically told not to - no respect! Get there early to get tickets.

Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't booked in advance, you can still get a ticket by arriving early and lining up. My advice is to get there BEFORE the 1-hour prior to the show. E.g., 90 minutes prior. We arrived at 5:30 precisely for the 6:30pm show and...More

Thank travelling_bumblebee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very short program with a maiko and geisha. Seemingly annoying music and basic dancing. I feel they just want to make money. $100 yen to store your shoes and $500 yen to have a picture taken after the performance with your own phone or...More

1  Thank billkhoe
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gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
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dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
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ornxygen
5 March 2017|
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Response from MikeandDiana0424 | Reviewed this property |
They move them, go to the hall and you will find ladies selling tickets and they will tell you where the venue is. It is across the street and down a sidestreet.
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Dmeistercohen
1 July 2016|
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Response from David0103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy tickets in advance. Perhaps not directly from the venue but we bought 3 tickets in advance (for the same price as on the door) from an external website. You still need to join the line when entering, so if... More
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Ruby1980061
11 November 2015|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember exactly in Yen but it was very reasonable. Maybe 30-35 AUD? I do not like paying for big concerts so I would recommend the experience.
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