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Gion Corner

570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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Hours Today: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-1119
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly, we found the show overpriced and quite boring. The music at the beginning was quite good and the Maiko was beautiful, but the rest was quite boring. The layout of the theatre also makes it difficult for good viewing from seats near the back....More

Thank travellerMAA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have high expectations and went in fully expecting a very touristy experience, which it was. The performance itself was ok, although expensive for what it was. It gets off to a slightly confusing start, with the tea ceremony, flower arranging and koto playing...More

Thank secretsquirrel79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing by Gion Corner and made a snap decision to see the show - a Very good one as it turned out. The show did not seem touristy and the participants were genuinely skilled. We loved the Koto music and the Maiko dances...More

Thank JannePerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see/experience real cultural exhibitions, this is definitely not the place. It is and attempt to pack different types of theatre representations in a single play, but the result is a very artificial show, even for an uninformed couple of tourists like...More

Thank JimboNewman
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This show is designed to give tourists an introduction to various Japanese arts. I generally try to stay away from all things touristy when traveling, but this show was worth breaking my rule. The show lasts about an hour and a half and consists of...More

Thank piro51785
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

there are special reasons to visit kyoto. one of them is experience to see dancing of maiko. it is not sufficent to understand all of japanese culture, but meaningful to glimp something cheeper than yasaka dori enraku it is seasoning for me to experience kyoto...More

Thank longrun826
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

You get in just one hour a quick overview of seven different traditional arts. Get in queue early (17:15 or 18:45), as the places cannot be reserved: if the audience is impolite you won't appreciate the show. Reccommended!

Thank Franz76it
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to see some Kabuki, but our travel agency suggested this in stead, since traditional Japanese arts takes several hours for just one show. This show is made for tourists to see all (almost) the different types of traditional Japanese...More

1  Thank MichelleBHansen
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

When my friend suggested we go, I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but I'm really glad I went. I really enjoyed it. I liked the variety of shows and that they were short. I don't want to attend a full tea ceremony....More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Gion corner was a tourist performance that was located in a convenient location in Gion. It was quite inexpensive (2500 yen), and it advertised that it provided a sampling of Japanese performance for tourists. I would say that the performance itself was quite decent. My...More

1  Thank Jae Hyun H
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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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.
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
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.