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Amazing show in Kyoto

We saw one of gear’s adds on the JR lines and decided to go there before dinner as it was a non... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Charming, entertaining, stimulating, and unforgettable!

While planning our visit to Kyoto we realized we had a gap in our schedule and looked for things to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Diana A
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"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...more
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56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku | 1928 Bldg. 3F, Kyoto 604-8082, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-254-6520
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We saw one of gear’s adds on the JR lines and decided to go there before dinner as it was a non verbal show so thought we’d enjoy something modern and local. The show is very interesting as they have used a factory as the...More

2  Thank Falthenayyan
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While planning our visit to Kyoto we realized we had a gap in our schedule and looked for things to fill it with. Found Gear on the internet and booked without really looking into it. We were very pleasantly surprised. The story was charming, the...More

2  Thank Diana A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I saw Gear while in Kyoto for a few days on vacation. Originally I wanted to see authentic traditional Japanese performing art like kabuki or a geisha. However, I didn't find anything that suited my taste: I heard that gion corner was too touristy, the...More

2  Thank itslateagain
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

After reading such great reviews I was prepared to pay 4200 yen for a ticket to see this show....what a waste of money. The stage and setting is all very impressive at the start but the actual performance was nothing special and become tiresome and...More

1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was blown away with the quality of this performance. Really fun and enjoyable from start to finish. Definitely recommend a visit!

1  Thank jess747
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I was very skeptical at first and quite reluctant to go after picking up their flyer, as the way they presented themselves at first seemed ungeniune, but after a little research I decided to see the show. This was definitely a good choice, the lighting,...More

1  Thank Matt L
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

1- After reading the reviews it seems that some people managed to get the tickets for 2000 yen which is still too much for the show. 2- The stage and the lightening are good, other than this the show was boring with some cheap jokes....More

1  Thank salimnasri
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon Gear through a friend and visited the show. As a professional opera singer and theatre maker I was very intrigued by the title as well as description and wanted to experience it. It turned out to be one of the most touching...More

3  Thank valix88_12
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This show is a must see if you are in the Kyoto area. It was absolutely memorizing and pulled me out of the real world for the moments I was watching the show. The humor and emotions translated beautifully across people of all cultures, ethnicities...More

1  Thank AllisonP1468
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic entertainment. Brilliant acting (without talking), incredible skills and just great all around fun. You will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Stephen P
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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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22 August 2018|
Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Thank you for interest in seeing GEAR! It is possible to make reservations the day before you come, but tickets go fast during weekends and the holiday season. We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible... More
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25 June 2018|
Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. Yes, we used to have promotion for the birthday person to charge reduced price at the door, but the benefits have been changed 2 years ago. The birthday person is given 2... More
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20 June 2018|
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Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We set up Kids Days on 1st &3rd Saturdays every month, for people of all ages, including babies & toddlers who are not usually allowed to attend. Any performances or directions are not arranged... More
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