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Enchanting geisha dance/play held only during May in this theater

We were looking for an opportunity to see some sort of geisha dance and this was the perfect venue... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cal_Travel_Lover
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San Francisco, California
very good!!!

I am not certain why the other reviewer was bored. I really enjoyed this performance. And, it was... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Winstoniscute
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Vacaville, California
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| Pontocho Sanjokudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8003, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok its another Alley in Kyoto theres lots of them. This one is listed in the guides as a beautiful cobbled street. No its not. Its tarmaced and its basically lined on both sides with resturants touting for tourists business. The one we went in...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

Thank TheEls12
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

Thank Rowland45
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

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
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

3  Thank Winstoniscute
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.

1  Thank fiamma11
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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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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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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