How to Book Maiko Dance in Kyoto and How to get there

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Maiko Geisha dance events in Kyoto

Miyako no Nigiwai Special event

Maiko practice for the dance event in Kyoto Source: Takuya Yoshino
Maiko practice for the dance event in Kyoto Source: Takuya Yoshino

Maiko performace taking place on 25 and 26 JUNE, 2016 IN Kyoto, which is collaboration event of Maikos from 5 main districts in Kyoto. It is called " Miyako no Nigiwai ". It is quite popular event thus not easy to book but we also introduce several other Maiko Geiko dance events popular in Kyoto and how to book them.

 

As to Miyako no Nigiwai ("都の賑い" in Japanese), 20 Maiko carried the first practice for this event on 2nd of June. 

 

The event boasts as many as 80 Maiko and Geiko on stage dancing and playing Japanese traditional musics based on the seasonal flower.

 

It is 23rd time since its establishment.

 

If you attended the event in the previous years, please be careful not to go to a wrong place. The usual venue, Minami-za theatre, is under renovation. So this year the event takes place at Kobu Kaburen-jo.

 

You can book from this website. We learnt from the organizer that the seat is almost sold out (sorry, all in Japanese). 

 

Date: 25 and 26 June, 2016

Price: 5000JPY seat and 11000JPY seat

Time: 11:00am and 14:30

Location: Kobu Kaburen-jo theatre 

( address: 570-2 Gionmachiminamigawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Japan ). Not far from Shijo bridge. [Map at the end of this page]

Contact: +81 75 561 3901

 

Even if you could not get this special event ticket, there are several other Maiko and Geisha dance event as Miyao Odori and Kyo Orodi etc. as below.

 

Miyako Odori Dance

Old Miyako Odori brochure  Source: Miyako Odori official website
Old Miyako Odori brochure Source: Miyako Odori official website
Old Miyako Odori event photo Source: Miyako Odori official website
Old Miyako Odori event photo Source: Miyako Odori official website

The theatre also serves as the event venue for "Miyako Odori dance performance" for April every year. You can book the ticket from this official website.

 

Time: every April

Ticket price: 2500JPY - 4800JPY

 

Miyako Odori event started in 1872. When the capital of Japan moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, Kyoto locals wanted to preserve the Kyoto culture and started this event as a part of effort.

 

There is also Kyo Odori dance event which also takes place for some time in April every year at a difference venue in Kyoto.

Location For Miyako Odori and Miyako no Nigiwai

Kyo Odori

Miyako odori  Source: Wikipedia
Miyako odori Source: Wikipedia

Kyo Odori Maiko dance event

 

The great Maiko Geiko dance taking place at Miyagawa Kaburen jo in Shijo

 

Time: Certain period of Every April

e.g. in 2016 2nd - 17th of April

 

How to book Kyo Odori

There are three ways

1) Call up

Tel. + 81 75-708-2306

 

The contact window open only during certain time in March

e.g. in 2016 10th-19th of March

10:00AM-16:00 Japan time on weekday

10:00AM-12:00 (lunch time) Japan time on Sat

You need bank transfer

You will receive the ticket by post

 

2) Fax

You fill in the form

Fax. + 81 75-531-1226

The contact window open only during certain time in Feb and March

e.g. in 2016 16th of Feb -19th of March

 

3) Through travel agencies

Just talk to Japanese travel agencies like JTB, KNT, HIS

Location For Kyo Odori

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Source: Miyako Odori official page, Yomiuri News, Sankei News

 

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