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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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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 wait until you are a lot closer to your trip dates.
At the same location is a ninja museum (didn't go), and an interesting gift shop (did buy a samurai).
KAN is off the main street near a large mall. You will need to scope out where you are going ahead of time.
Have fun, Trek-Always