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Gion Corner Theater

Gion Corner Theater Review

Because Westerners rarely have the opportunity to experience Japanese traditional arts, this theater's 50-minute show brings a sampling of five together—gagaku (court music), kyomai (Kyoto-style dance), bunraku (puppet theater), kyogen (comic drama), and koto (Japanese harp). During the month of April, witness the Miyako Odori, equally popular with locals and tourists alike (¥4,500). Segments are also offered on the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and koto music.

The show costs ¥3,150—a bargain considering that it would usually cost 10 times as much to watch maiko and geisha perform. Two performances are held nightly at 7 and 8, from March through November.

Updated: 09-20-2013

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