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Geisha Performance in Gion Kyoto, Geisha Show Tickets at the Minamiza Theater
This is the 26th Joint performance of all major geisha and maiko districts of Kyoto with the participation of more than 80 geisha and maiko.
As the celebration of Minamiza Kabuki Theater’s reopening after the the renovation, the 5 major geisha (geiko) disctricts of Kyoto will perform 2 nights at the end of June. The Kyoto Five Flower Town Joint Performance “The Bustle of the City”, which began as a commemorative event in 1994 to celebrate the 1200th anniversary of the establishment of the capital Kyoto in Heian City . This ensemble consists of the dance performance of 80 geiko and maiko from Gion Kobu, Miyagawa-cho, Ponto-cho, Kamishicken and Gion-Higashi’s.
To be able to watch this great performance of almost all major geisha houses in Kyoto would be a dream come true of a geisha fan or anyone who is interested in the culture and history of this unique tradition. In this unique event, the geiko and maiko from each geisha district of Kyoto will perform separately in addition to the grand finale of dancing altogether. The locals in Kyoto consider this event to be the the beginning of the colorful summer nights. There are multiple geisha dance events in Kyoto but locals prefer attending this special performance because so many maiko and geisha from various geisha districts perform together which is quite rare.
- The performance lasts 1 hour
- We recommend showing up 20 minutes early.
- There are several types of seats, the ticket you are buying is on the 3rd stage and the cheapest available ticket. If you’d like to buy tickets that are right in front of the stage and sell for about $150, please let us know via email.
- You will pick your tickets at the Samurai & Ninja Museum (right by the entrance of the Nishiki Market) which is about a 7-minute walk from the theater.
The 26th Kyoto Five Major Geisha Districts’ Joint Performance “The Bustle of the City”
*You will pick up your tickets at the Samurai & Ninja Museum near the Nishiki Market
*It is quite difficult to arrange these tickets and we charge 100% cancellation fee in case you change your mind.
Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum"Kyoto samurai & ninja museum. Kyoto's best rated samurai, ninja, martial arts and history museum. Our samurai souvenir gift shop also has swords, katana, tabi socks, tabi shoes. A samurai village and samurai house feeling including a ninja dojo inside the museum. The ninja park for kids and a separate kimono tea ceremony room for families also available. Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! Japan's largest experience based museum dedicated to the glorious history of brave samurai warriors, everlasting ninja fighters and the martial arts. Located in the heart of Kyoto.
Address: Teramachi Utanokoji building 2F, 292, Higashidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 〒604-8043 google map
After booking online you will get your voucher instantly via email! Frequently Asked Questions FAQ 1- Is there a samurai show every day and every hour? Yes we continuously have samurai shows all the time. If sensei is not there, you are given voucher to come watch the samurai show on another day. 2- Is there are samurai gift shop in the museum? Yes, we have many samurai and ninja goods for sale. 3- Do you sell real or replica swords? Yes we sell both new and antique swords. We also ship them overseas for a small fee if you ask. 4- Do I need a reservation? We accept walk ins but it is cheaper to buy tickets online. Additionally, if you are visiting as a group, we can serve you better when we know what time you'll show up.