Gion neighborhood & Yasaka Hall Gion Corner

Taste the performance of traditional Japanese art in Hanamachi which represents Kyoto

Taste the performance of traditional Japanese art in Hanamachi which represents Kyoto

Gion neighborhood is a wide area with Yasaka Shrine in the east, Kennin-ji in the south, Kamogawa in the west, and Shinbashi-dori in the north. The entertainment district is lined with the Japanese oldest theater- “Minamiza”, which is famous for “Kaomise” (an event people can meet Kabuki face-to-face), luxury Japanese restaurants, and food shops. It is also possible to see the Geisha and Maiko here. Performance of “Miyako Odori” by Geisha and Maiko is held every year in April.
Above all, it is able to appreciate seven traditional arts (reservation required), including Kyomai, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, Kin, Gagaku, Kyogen, and Bunraku in Yasaka Hall Gion Corner. It is popular not only among Japanese, but also among foreign tourists. There is also exhibition of maiko gallery and the accessories such as floral hairpins of maiko and so on.

Information

Address
Yasaka Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto 605-0074
Access
City bus No. 206 or No. 100 from JR Kyoto Station and 5-minute walk after getting off at Gion bus stop.
5-minute walk after getting off at Keihan Gion-Shijo Station.
10-minute walk after getting off at Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
Phone
075-561-1119 (Yasaka Hall Gion Corner)
Hours
Daily, 18:00-, 19:00- From December to the second week of March, only performs on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Admission
Adults 3,150 yen
High school and college students 2,200 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 1,900 yen
Elementary and junior high school students in Kyoto Prefecture 1,600 yen
Group visitors 2,700 yen(20 people~)
Website
http://www.kyoto-gioncorner.com/global/en.html