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Ran Theatre Kyoto

Opens in 7 min: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open today: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fabulous show!!

Great way to hear Japanese music new and old!! Loved the energy of the group, they even had my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kendra H
via mobile
Great Japanese music

Loved this hour long gig! Cool Japanese music, very talented musicians, lots of audience... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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The concept of RAN is to have a fun filled night with traditional music and local sake and beer. Here you can see all the famous traditional musicians under one roof. We invited musicians from all over Japan to come to Kyoto, the centre of Japanese...more
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Hours Today: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
583-2 Nakanocho Shinkyogokudori Shijo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-253-0150
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great way to hear Japanese music new and old!! Loved the energy of the group, they even had my friend and I play the drums on stage. The show was nice and energizing and the drinks are reasonably priced as well. It’s in a great...More

Thank Kendra H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this hour long gig! Cool Japanese music, very talented musicians, lots of audience engagement. Must be the low season, because there weren't many others in the audience. Well worth checking out!!

Thank ShaneAnth0ny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This show was brilliant and highly recommended!! The musicians are really talented and played a great selection of traditional Japanese music. They also got the audience involved singing along and myself and my husband got a chance to try out the Taeko drums. It was...More

Thank Claire_maria25
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know what to expect, but this was the best! Fantastic performance and the music was great. A fantastic night out, and i recommend it if you want to experience Japanese traditional music!

Thank Jonas Ø
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ran because our son had researched this place and really wanted to check it out. The place is tucked in a small alley near Nishiki market. It wasn't packed at all and that raised alarm bells for me. The show was "interesting"...More

Thank dumma_mysore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent performance of Japanese traditional music. I'll come to this place again next time in Kyoto.

Thank YevgenyGranat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had pleasure to be there yesterday. A lot of classical japanese music - Soran Bushi, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, even Neon Genesis Evangelion main theme! Fun night with cool music, authentic instruments and great athmosphere. I even played the taiko drums myself! Beer and...More

Thank Pawel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good musicians, good food, good set out of stage and tables, good sound. The 6-piece band was half western instruments plus a Japanese 3-string guitar, an amazing 12 string slide guitar/banjo and bamboo flutes, all played really well. Loved the drummer. We heard the new...More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Monday, there were just a couple of other Western tourists. Sorry to say, but the quality of the musicians is not very high and the only traditional thing in the show is the clothes of the musicians and their instruments. If you...More

Thank user456378
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an excellent show with audience participation, fun songs and a real feeling for traditional Japanese music. The surrounding area is also lively and full of restaurants and bars for after the show. A memory I'll cherish, for sure!

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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
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Susannah C
14 June 2018|
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Response from Trek-Always | Reviewed this property |
Look on their website. Their times are NOT every day. Shows are 18:00/18:30, and 20:00/20:30. We showed up at 18:00 for ours and they started right away. We thought we were there early, so you need to check. You can... More
27 March 2018|
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Response from Misty C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think you meant to leave this message to the theater, not to the review. Can you reach out to the theater directly? :-)