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Kyoto Nightlife

Gion Corner Theater

  • 570–2 Gion-machi Minamigawa Map It
  • Higashiyama-ku
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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/20/2013

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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.

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Yasaka Hall, 570–2 Gion-machi Minamigawa, Kyōto, 605-0074, Japan

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Updated 09/20/2013


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