KAMOGAWA ODORI 2020 Geisha Show Tickets

The Best Geisha Dance Show in Kyoto, 2020  KAMOGAWA Odori, will be held  between May 1~May 24 , 2020. For geisha shows and geisha experiences that are held EVERYDAY please check: Gion Geisha Show & Experience

*This Geisha Show ticket price is ¥8800. The ticket fee includes the geisha show performance AND Guided Gion Walking Tour.



  • The annual geisha dance show is a century-old tradition which was launched in 1872.
  • Watching so many geisha (geiko) and maiko in various costumes on the stage makes this event a spectacular cultural experience. The geisha show is also a great opportunity to shoot memorable pictures.
  • The geisha (geiko) performance will  be held at the historic  theater
  • The ensemble consists of the dance performance of the Gion-district geisha. Gion district is considered to be the most prestigious geisha neighborhood.
  • The geisha show  lasts 1 hour.
  • We recommend double checking your show time and coming to the venue 20 minutes early.
  • You will pick your tickets at the Gion Geisha Show & Experience Maikoya
  • The walking tour is held separately and it lasts for 45 minutes.
  • The Gion walking tour is held at 2:30 and 4:30 everyday. The departure point for the walking tour is Gion Geisha Show & Experience Maikoya. You can join any walking tour on any day, by showing your digital voucher (the email you receive after reserving for this show).
  • These tickets are hard to get and thus they are nonrefundable. Please make sure you can attend the show before you make the reservation.

To be able to watch this popular geisha show in Kyoto is a dream come true of a geisha fan or anyone who is interested in the culture and history of Japan. In this unique event, the geisha (geiko) and apprentice geisha (maiko) will perform various dances to depict the well-known Japanese novel "the tale of Genji." The locals in Kyoto consider this event to be the the beginning of the exciting Spring season. There are multiple geisha dance events in Kyoto, but, locals prefer attending this special performance because the Gion geisha district is considered to be special




To the west of the Gions and Miyagawa Cho is the very prestigious district of Pontocho (先斗町). Its name comes from the Portuguese word for “Port” and the Japanese name for “Town” as it is situated directly on the banks of the Kamo River. Each ochaya in the district has a veranda that is situated directly above the water, giving the customers a truly unique and breathtaking view. Its annual dances, which have also been taking place since the 19th century, are called the Kamogawa Odori (鴨川をどり), which means “Dances of The Kamo River.” It also follows the kabuki tradition and is a fantastic sight to see every May. The symbol of Pontocho is a plover, which is a small bird that's commonly found on the shores of the Kamo River.
Gion walking tour 2 Gion walking tour by Maikoya

Gion walking tour 3 Gion walking tour by Maikoya