Nov 1
~
Nov 10

Gion Odori

The only of the traditional Kyoto dance performances to take place every year from November 1-10, this is held at the Gion Kaikan near Yasaka shrine as the leaves begin to turn. It was first held in 1894 and is one of the longest-running shows. It is also one of the smallest and a great opportunity to see maiko and geisha perform up close with an intimate feel. There are two performances per day, one at 13:30 and the other at 16:00. Tickets range from ¥4,000¥4,500 depending on whether you would like to include the tea service. Tickets will be available from September and can be purchased at Ochaya, Gion Kaikan, Kyoto City Tourist Association and Gion Higashi Ochaya Union as well as travel agencies.

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