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Ran Theatre Kyoto

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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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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

Pretty nice music show! Feel lucky to be here. The show just took me into many stories! will come again!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dandan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit to Ran Theatre was a blast! I was completely mesmerized by the music and the energy of the artists. I can recommend it to everyone who would like to experience something true in Kyoto.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nomad770696
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted a cultural experience during our short stay in Kyoto. The show was lovely, even though the room was mostly empty, two couples in the crowd, the performers put on a very nice show. The room was a bit awkward, but it seems to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sospsychrn
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a very nice time at the Ran Kyoto show. They play a variety of songs with different instruments including flute, shamisen, taiko drums and percussions, keyboard. The music and songs were really fun, and they engaged us on some of the songs. Catchy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AK_RUH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a great time ! It was really neat cause they had us involved in the songs and taught us to play the drums. The songs were catchy and I can’t stop singing them

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephensX2964VI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful evening here last night. We were looking for things to do in Kyoto and stumbled upon this place. It was easy to reserve online. We walked around the shops nearby before going to see the performance. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventurer672172
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected this place to be touristy, what with the expensive tickets and overpriced food and drinks. However, this experience was really quite dissapointing. It’s got a lot of audience participation like some second rate cruise ship. The sound quality is poor, with a piano...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Katya H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm don't to start this off by saying the show we saw might have been unusually bad given the high reviews. Honestly it felt like a complete tourist trap. Some of the music was decent but the whole place had a feeling of a kid's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Odysseyfx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The performance was lively, highly enjoyable artistically and gave a good insight into the hit songs from Japan. It was my first hearing of the tune Shima Uta, which I have listened many times when back at home now. I also loved mixing of modern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Very fun and interactive show. Great introduction to Japanese instruments and music. Must see if you have few days in Kyoto.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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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 artvoyage | 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? :-)