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Pontocho Kaburenjo

| Pontocho Sanjokudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2025
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Enchanting geisha dance/play held only during May in this theater

We were looking for an opportunity to see some sort of geisha dance and this was the perfect venue... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cal_Travel_Lover
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San Francisco, California
very good!!!

I am not certain why the other reviewer was bored. I really enjoyed this performance. And, it was... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Winstoniscute
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Vacaville, California
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| Pontocho Sanjokudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were looking for an opportunity to see some sort of geisha dance and this was the perfect venue. Go quickly because it is finished on May 24! We found this listed in the lonely planet Japan book about entertainment in Kyoto. We booked the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I am not certain why the other reviewer was bored. I really enjoyed this performance. And, it was only 48.00, tickets through concierge at my hotel. It included two plays, parts were played by Geiko and Maiko. The theatrical performances were very enjoyable. At the...More

3  Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited here to see the annual Kamogawa Odori and we loved it. The maiko and geiko both performed the dances and played the accompanying instruments. We loved our short time in this authentic Pontocho theater and no we are not Japanese.

1  Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I had the impression none of the many tourists here were interested or amused by the geisha dances. Expensive but especially boring, soooooo boring!

Thank Jurgen B
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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
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street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
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making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
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