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Gion Kaikan

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A real piece of local culture. Beautiful performance.

This is specifically about the Gion Odori held at the Gion Kaikan. I had noted down the Gion Odori... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tanguer0
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Newport Beach, California
Memorable

Twice a year a highly professional performance by Geiko and Maiko is held at Gion Kaikan, not to be... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
endis
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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323 Giommachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is specifically about the Gion Odori held at the Gion Kaikan. I had noted down the Gion Odori for Autumn, glad I caught the last performance on the last day. Standing room at the back since I did not get tickets in advance. Easy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Twice a year a highly professional performance by Geiko and Maiko is held at Gion Kaikan, not to be confused with Gion Corner where daily performances are held for tourists throughout the year. We bought tickets to Gion Odori (10 days in the start of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Attended the Gion Odori here earlier this month Enchanting series of dances performed by Geiko & Maiko. A Must -see if you are in Kyoto in November. Paid an extra ¥500 to attend a brief group tea ceremony attended by two maiko Absolutely loved it.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing .... colourful and enchanting. I attended including the Tea ceremony with the new maiko Kanona . Was interesting to watch the various maiko and Geisha both on and off the stage ( in the audience with customers)

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Was lucky enough to get tickets to see the Gion Odori ( Autumn Geiko/Maiko Dance)@ this venue last Sunday. Totally Mesmeric & Memorable performance. We got our 4,000 yen tickets though JTB in Asakusa, Tokyo. If in Kyoto during Spring or Autumn, make this a...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
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
...More
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