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Gear Art Complex 1928

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: 56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku | 1928 Bldg. 3F, Kyoto 604-8082, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-254-6520
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

"GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The...

"GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The world-class performers of mime, breakin', magic trick, and juggle presents a lovely story of a toy named “Doll” transforming a human girl through the various communications with an android named “Roboroid.”This performance is set without any “words,” just being compounded with the action, dance, expression, music, and images satisfying all the senses. And also, this performance is filled with the exciting materials. Stage setting gives an illusion loosing the way in the factory, or feeling like blown off by a gust of wind. And the contemporary technologies like the projection mapping, sparkling full colored LED dresses, and specially customized laser beams with 16million colors present everyone inexperienced impressions. Since started in the April 2014, this performance had a long run of 600 times and 30,000 audiences.

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Absolutely Incredible

Every detail of the show was incredible. I was expecting a local show and this was just as good as Cirque in Las Vegas. Genuinely a must not miss experience.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Summer O
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every detail of the show was incredible. I was expecting a local show and this was just as good as Cirque in Las Vegas. Genuinely a must not miss experience.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a big play type of guy, but I thought it was quite funny and clever. My whole family with 5,6,9,11 years old kids all enjoyed the play. No talking but there are four actors and an actress whom all had special skills. The story was easily followed and visually nice to watch. A great break from traditional... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very energetic performance, it's hard to say if it is representative of japanese culture, however, it was very enjoyable. i especially enjoyed that the audience were 99% japanese. in other words, this was not a performance especially for tourists. i would recommend it highly.

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a unique experience in Kyoto and Gear was a great choice. The written pre-show information was provided in English and Japanese, but the show is entirely without words. This is ideal for the few tourists in the audience (like me). The theater is small, perhaps 100 seats. The show relies heavily on the skills of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect, but loved it! The performers are so talented in so many different ways. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Really spectacular, fits all ages and all nationalities. Very entertaining and amusing. A must do in Kyoto!

1 Thank Jasmine C
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is an incredible show for the whole family. We didn't really know what to expect but my husband and I and our 5 and 7 year old children laughed, clapped and were amazing by the talented performance of these actors. It had a modern Japanese feel. There were no words so we were not sure the kids would stay... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It's was funny , we really like it. I recommend to see, we didn't know what to expect, but we very enjoy the show.

2 Thank Yizhak P
Kyoto, Japan
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The atmosphere of the theatre was so nice. The play itself was well organized and you don't need to understand japanese language. Just watch and feel it. It would be a great experience.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Quite a unique, fun, quirky show involving dance, singing, lights spectacular, music, wind (!). Booked ahead online and paid by paypal, tickets available at the desk. Quirky Cafe Independents bar is in the basement for a drink or dinner afterwards.

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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