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Pontocho Kaburenjo

| Pontocho Sanjokudaru, Nakagyo-ku, 604-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2025
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Exquisite dance and drama

This show was a delight from start to finish. The maiko and geiko both perform and their grace and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheEls12
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Sydney Australia
A rare and beautiful cultural event

Every year each gisha "district" must put on a public show to entertain and educate the public... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rowland45
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Iowa City, Iowa
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| Pontocho Sanjokudaru, Nakagyo-ku, 604-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This show was a delight from start to finish. The maiko and geiko both perform and their grace and beauty are impressive. The play at the beginning is similar in story line to Midsummer Nights Dream - you don't need to speak Japanese to work...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year each gisha "district" must put on a public show to entertain and educate the public. Their art is unusual and mysterious indeed. It is also beautiful and captivating. In May the gisha north of Gion were honor bound to put on a 3...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were looking for an opportunity to see some sort of geisha dance and this was the perfect venue. Go quickly because it is finished on May 24! We found this listed in the lonely planet Japan book about entertainment in Kyoto. We booked the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I am not certain why the other reviewer was bored. I really enjoyed this performance. And, it was only 48.00, tickets through concierge at my hotel. It included two plays, parts were played by Geiko and Maiko. The theatrical performances were very enjoyable. At the...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited here to see the annual Kamogawa Odori and we loved it. The maiko and geiko both performed the dances and played the accompanying instruments. We loved our short time in this authentic Pontocho theater and no we are not Japanese.

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

I had the impression none of the many tourists here were interested or amused by the geisha dances. Expensive but especially boring, soooooo boring!

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making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
According to the Kaburenjyou home page, there is nothing English information. I recommend to get ticket/information via tourist office, like JTB joy plaze where ready for English spoken visitor.
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