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Reviews of Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Show in Gion, Kyoto (18:00/19:00 Performance)
These reviews are written by JAPANiCAN.com customers after joining this tour.
Ms. / 60+ / Australia
Brilliant showcase of Traditional Japanese Arts. Approximately 10 minutes for each performance highlighted a Tea Ceremony, Japanese Harp, Flower Arrangement, Court Music, Comic Play, Kyoto Style Dance & Puppet Play. Our only slight disappointment was we thought there was going to be two Maiko perform and there was only one. She was amazing though!
Mr. / 20-29 / Switzerland
The shows gives a very short insight into japanese traditions and old entertainment. It is a been there seen that experience.
Traditional Arts Show
Mr. / 30-39 / New Zealand
This is a great show if you have limited time and budget in Kyoto. It's about an hour show that includes a tea ceremony, a performance from a Maiko, and an entertaining Kyogen. Try to get there early as the seats are on 'first come, first serve' basis. There is an English booklet available to describe each segment.
Mr. / 60+ / United States of America
Great show to introduce first time visitors to performing arts of Japan
Mr. / 60+ / Canada
Hoaky, very touristy, one geisha dance for 5 mins.
Mr. / 30-39 / United Arab Emirates
The show was great. We were early & the first few in the queue. There were people buying tickets on the spot. Since we have booked in advance and paid for it with Japanican, we were only there to collect the tickets. However, our names were not on the list. It took at least about 20 minutes for them to issue us our tickets. By then, the people behind us were already in the theatre. So, we did not get the front row seats. We were in the 4th row despite buying tickets in advance with Japanican and being there early.
Mr. / 20-29 / Belgium
Brief presentation of Japanese traditional arts.Music performance and thee ceremony were at the same moment, so it was hard to enjoy them both. For us it wasn't much of a problem since we booked a private thee ceremony experience earlier that day.Puppet show was cancelled, but we were offered a picture with two Maiko's.Overall a great show with good value.
Mr. / 50-59 / United Kingdom
Without a doubt worth the visit and wished it had lasted longer. Show explained in English. Open seating, so those in first get to select but great view no matter no matter where you sit. I would to see again
Ms. / 20-29 / Australia
The show is entirely in Japanese, but there is an English explanation before each segment. If you want to get good seats, I recommend getting there as early as you can.
Ms. / 20-29 / Singapore
Family with Older Children
Love the performance and I think it was an interesting cultural introduction to Japanese arts. :)