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Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

570-2 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-3391
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The Gion Koubu Kaburenjo (where Miyako Odori is performed) are temporary closed due to the initiation of long-term building maintenance (earthquake protection measures).
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“front row” (8 reviews)
“miyako odori” (31 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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570-2 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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"front row"
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"miyako odori"
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"tea ceremony"
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"english audio guide"
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"beautiful costumes"
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"ordered tickets online"
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"premium tickets"
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"third row"
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"lasted minutes"
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"served tea"
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"real tea"
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"traditional dance"
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"performing arts"
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"visiting kyoto"
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"japanese culture"
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"taking photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost $30 for a series of very mediocre shows starting with a a tea ceremony that is nothing special at all, a musical instrument play (ok), a flower arrangement ceremony which is the most standard thing you can imagine, a geisha dance lacking of emotion...More

1  Thank DcRuben
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were there on April 5th. We had "special seat" tickets (4,600 JPY per one) that included a tea ceremony. There were a lot of people. We were almost pressed as the last to the room where the tea ceremony is held. Geisha was already...More

1  Thank CZ-Milka
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Miyako Odori itself was fantastic. However the tea ceremony was very disappointing. I had read that it was not particularly authentic, but that is was a great opportunity to take photos of the maiko. Very disappointed then to find that photos were no longer...More

Thank youngjudy
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We saw this wonderful performance at the Kyoto University of Art & Design as the usual theatre was closed for reconstruction work, The dancing and music was performed mostly by Maikos and some Geikos. Online booking was a bit complicated but we did get very...More

Thank Sandyretriever
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We really wanted to see a geisha show while visiting Kyoto and was glad that this show lived up to our expectations. The cheap tickets were already sold out more than a month before when we booked so we went with the premium seats that...More

Thank funtravelfreak
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A wonderful opportunity to have a short look see at 7 different forms of Kyoto performing arts including puppet play, tea ceremony, comedy skit, court music, maiko dancers. Well performed and beautiful costumes. Single level seating unfortunately meant difficult to see from many places -...More

Thank Chris43bh3
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Geisha dances are quite a spectacle, but the show seemed quite short - we saw Kamogawa Odori last year, which to me was little less intense, but fairly longer. I got the English audio guide (500 JPY rental + 1000 JPY deposit) and I'm ambivalent...More

1  Thank mikiqex
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's hard to say.. i personally found the show quite boring however it was a good experience to witness the social cultural aspect of japan. I would recommend it if you are interested in history and other peoples culture but it is a little boring

4  Thank nicolecampbell92
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The theater perfomance was great. It gave an inside glimp for the real Japanese culture. Some different short performances were ver nice performed with english translation. We recommand, that you come early in line, because of getting tickets in time.

2  Thank michelea78
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Only in April. We are not massive theatre goers but this performance blew us away. It is a fantastic world class cultural experience with a brilliant set, amazing costumes and music - 50 minutes is ideal for this. The English audio guide was fantastic and...More

6  Thank Tiger05
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gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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gila4321
21 June 2017|
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Response from michelea78 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time it is not possible to order tickets, just go there on time and get in line. We had no diner included. The performances are; a thee ceremonie, Kyogen Theater- comic, flowerarrangement, dancing, Bunraku... More
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Mariagrazia25
28 January 2017|
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Response from Marv D | Reviewed this property |
When I went there I arrived fifteen minutes in advance and they started seating those for the tea ceremony right on the time on our ticket. Those who didn't purchase the tea ceremony show simply took their seat inside the... More
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