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Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

570-2 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-3391
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The Gion Koubu Kaburenjo (where Miyako Odori is performed) are temporary closed due to the initiation of long-term building maintenance (earthquake protection measures).
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“miyako odori” (29 reviews)
“front row” (7 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
570-2 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-3391
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to say.. i personally found the show quite boring however it was a good experience to witness the social cultural aspect of japan. I would recommend it if you are interested in history and other peoples culture but it is a little boring

Thank nicolecampbell92
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The theater perfomance was great. It gave an inside glimp for the real Japanese culture. Some different short performances were ver nice performed with english translation. We recommand, that you come early in line, because of getting tickets in time.

Thank michelea78
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Only in April. We are not massive theatre goers but this performance blew us away. It is a fantastic world class cultural experience with a brilliant set, amazing costumes and music - 50 minutes is ideal for this. The English audio guide was fantastic and...More

2  Thank Tiger05
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were walking in the Gion area and saw posters about this performance. Admission was 1,000 yen and 500 for middle school and elementary students. The performance lasted 12 minutes and was at 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00. There was no need to book online....More

1  Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is perhaps my favorite thing that I did in my 9 days in Japan. My husband and I ordered tickets online pretty early, so we got to sit in the third row on the floor. I can assure that all seats are open to...More

3  Thank JennyB62814
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This year the performance was not in the traditional Kaburenjo theatre but in the Shunjuza theatre at the University of Art and Design. There were two price categories of tickets available - with or without the tea ceremony. We chose the regular tickets at yen...More

2  Thank saritrace
Reviewed 25 April 2017

full-blown production, classy, artsy show of Geisha performances. Amazing! a must if you can watch it, watch it! it will be a pity if you miss it. the English Audio guide made everything even more meaningful being able to understand the context of the songs...More

2  Thank luxe_mom
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I have been lucky enough to see the Miyako Odori twice - this year in 2017 and three years ago in 2014. Both times the show has been fantastic. Beautiful traditional Japanese dance, costume and music as well as beautiful geiko and makio. It is...More

3  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the April odori. Out if the 500 or so there the best majority were Japanese. The tea ceremony beforehand is probably worthwhile though only the chosen guest is the subject of the whole ceremony. The rest of us were shuttled in and...More

1  Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Not really having been exposed much to Japanese culture I wanted to seen some typical dancers For the price not bad, a bit touristy but the dancers and actors are very good. You get small bits of different kinds of different dances.

1  Thank carlostbird
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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20 June 2017|
Response from michelea78 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time it is not possible to order tickets, just go there on time and get in line. We had no diner included. The performances are; a thee ceremonie, Kyogen Theater- comic, flowerarrangement, dancing, Bunraku... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from Marv D | Reviewed this property |
When I went there I arrived fifteen minutes in advance and they started seating those for the tea ceremony right on the time on our ticket. Those who didn't purchase the tea ceremony show simply took their seat inside the... More
26 September 2016|
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Response from Billy Z | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned above the Miyako Odori performance is only held once a year in April during the Cherry Blossom season, not sure if there are any other show in October!