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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
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.
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)
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
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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
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.