Enjoy the dances performed by maiko before your very eyes – Gion Corner

For foreign visitors, Gion Corner in Yasaka Hall in Kyoto’s famed Gion district evokes the mystery and exoticism of Japan more than most places. Seven of Japan’s traditional performing arts can be viewed here on one stage: the kyomai dance performed by maiko dancers, a tea ceremony, flower arrangement, koto music, Gagaku court music, Kyogen theatre, and Bunraku puppet theatre. A Maiko Gallery displays videos of annual events in the “Kyoto Gokagai” (five towns), hair decorations worn by maiko dancers and other maiko-related paraphernalia.

Address
Prefecture
Kyoto prefecture
City / town
Kyoto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi minamigawa
Street
570-2 Yasaka Hall
Postcode
605-0074
Access
5 minutes walk from Keihan Honsen Gion Shijo Station
Contact
Gion Corner
Tel
075-561-1119
URL
http://www.kyoto-gioncorner.com/global/en.html
Methods of reservation
No prior reservation required; reservation from website
Methods of cancelation
Cancelation by telephone or online
Conditions of resservation and cancelation
Open every day from 3rd week of March to November; Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from December to 2nd week of March
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