This annual June performance sees the geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice geisha) from Kyoto’s five hanamachi (geisha districts) come together on one stage. In addition to being a blockbuster show, it’s an opportunity to see the different dancce styles from each district all at once.
Miyako no Nigiwai is held at Minamiza, which is better known as Kyoto’s kabuki theater.
Miyako no Nigiwai 2023
This year there will be two performances, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at ¥6,500 for second tier seats; first tier seats cost ¥13,000 while premium tickets are ¥14,000. They go on sale at 10 a.m. JST on April 25, and will probably sell out pretty quickly.
Purchase them online, at the box office at Minamiza, or at the box offices for Shochikuza (in Osaka, near Dotonbori), Kabukiza (Tokyo, near Ginza), or Shinbashi Embujō (Tokyo, near Shinbashi).Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.