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Gion Corner

570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-1119
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Dancing geishas, puppet shows and musical performances are just some of the regular events to be seen at this popular theater in Kyoto's entertainment district.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible13%
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“maiko dance” (20 reviews)
“japanese arts” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku | Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-561-1119
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"maiko dance"
in 20 reviews
"japanese arts"
in 15 reviews
"front row seats"
in 6 reviews
"show starts"
in 6 reviews
"short play"
in 4 reviews
"quick introduction"
in 3 reviews
"traditional music"
in 8 reviews
"kyoto style"
in 5 reviews
"real geisha"
in 7 reviews
"cultural experience"
in 4 reviews
"japanese tea ceremony"
in 4 reviews
"comedy"
in 35 reviews
"harp"
in 12 reviews
"queue"
in 19 reviews
"koto"
in 16 reviews
"puppeteers"
in 3 reviews
"pamphlet"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What was once a capital of Japan has instilled such timeless expressions of the essence of Japanese Culture. The Maiko Performances by Geishas to become, Tea Ceremony and Ikebana -the Art of flower arrangement- showcases at this venue were my favorite, although there will be...More

Thank Nia V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your money - better to sit in front of Gion Corner and watch for meiko or geiko walking in and out of Gion Corner than to spend time inside in the performance! Outdated theater and only see 1 giesha perform.

Thank Katie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 17:30 and there was already a line up to get the tickets for 18:00 show. However, we were able to sit close to the stage. The show is nothing special. Depending where you are seating you might not be able to even...More

1  Thank maiabon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, if you manage to sit in front, otherwise you'll just see other people's phones in front of you...

Thank mauricio_correia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read other reviews saying this was a tourist trap but thought we’d try it anyways and we’re sorry we didn’t listen to the other reviews! Firstly, google maps brought us to a different location where a nice sign was put up saying “this is...More

1  Thank raykz
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I must say that I enjoyed the performance at Gion Corner. While some people say that it is a boring tourist trap and not worth the price, I have to say that I certainly learnt quite a lot in the 50 minutes. Despite not understanding...More

Thank MWYChan
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I went to their one hour show and it was very nice! It had a variety of Japanese performances, from traditional music/instruments, flower arranging, comedy, geisha dancing and puppetry. If you want to experience a little bit of historical Japanese theater, this is a nice...More

1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

No trip is complete without experiencing traditional culture even in a capsule! Though entertaining, the entire show felt rushed and not explained clearly enough by the emcee. The performers looked seasoned but the annotating let them down. Yes, a pamphlet was handed out prior which...More

Thank Marita S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Be sure to first download the coupon online to get an discount from 3150 to 2800. Secondly half of the show is boring and feels like a tourist trap. Would skip this

1  Thank jeroenvandervelden
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

In 50 minutes they present you 7 different shows of which the "Flower Arrangement" is the worst. The Tea Ceremony is held during the other shows are performing, thus equal to zero. If you want to attend a tea ceremony in Japan or even in...More

4  Thank Over-en-Naar
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ornxygen
5 March 2017|
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Response from MikeandDiana0424 | Reviewed this property |
They move them, go to the hall and you will find ladies selling tickets and they will tell you where the venue is. It is across the street and down a sidestreet.
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Dmeistercohen
1 July 2016|
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Response from David0103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy tickets in advance. Perhaps not directly from the venue but we bought 3 tickets in advance (for the same price as on the door) from an external website. You still need to join the line when entering, so if... More
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Ruby1980061
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember exactly in Yen but it was very reasonable. Maybe 30-35 AUD? I do not like paying for big concerts so I would recommend the experience.
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