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Gion Corner Tours

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Gion Corner
Gion Corner is a convenient place for art lovers to visit while in Kyoto, as it brings seven traditional Japanese performing arts together under one roof. Attending one of its nightly performances is an ideal way to spend an evening in the heart of the Gion entertainment district while learning about traditional Japanese culture.
 
The Basics
Experience seven refined performing arts through short performances at Gion Corner: Kyo-mai dance performed by geisha, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, koto musical performance, Gagaku court music, Kyogen theater, and Bunraku puppet theater. These are performed together in a “digest,” a very easy way of experiencing these arts, which would take much longer to see individually. In addition to the performances, Gion Corner has a Maiko Gallery, where visitors can see videos of dances and examine the hairpieces worn by geisha and maiko.
 
Visitors enjoy Gion Corner on day or night trips around Kyoto, independently or with a group. Some evening walking tours include a stop at Gion Corner, as well as a traditional Japanese dinner and drinking experience.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Performances last 50 minutes.
  • Gion Corner offers tourist season discounts to encourage foreign visitors to experience Japan’s traditional arts. Check out the website for current details.
  • Gion Corner has its own app for visitors to learn more about traditional arts before their visit. It can be downloaded from the Gion Corner website.
 
How to Get There
It’s recommended to take public transport rather than drive to Gion Corner. It’s located in the geisha district of Gion, a popular area with tourists. It’s only a short walk from Gion, Gion-Shijo, and Kawaramachi stations.
 
When to Get There
From mid-March until the end of November, performances are held daily at 6pm and 7pm. From December until the second week of March, performances are only held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, as well as some public holidays. No performances are held on select public holidays, so check the schedule online before planning a visit.
 
Visit Maruyama Park
Kyoto’s large Maruyama Park is a short walk northeast of Gion Corner. The park is especially famous for its cherry blossoms in spring, but it’s a serene place to walk at any time of year. It’s full of shrines, trees, and water features. An ideal Kyoto itinerary includes a visit to the park in the late afternoon, an early dinner in Gion, and a cultural performance at Gion Corner.
Address: Yasaka Hall, Hanamikoji, Kyoto 605-0074, Japan
Admission: Varies
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Gion Corner Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Admission TicketTheater

Gion Corner Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Admission Ticket

- E-ticket voucher acceptable. - No need to redeem paper tickets. Gion Corner is a place where you can take in seven kinds of performing arts, the most notably kyo-mai dance performed by maiko dancers. Here you can see Japan’s traditional performing arts in ‘digest’ form all on one stage. ★ Performance time: -Every day starting at 6:00 pm and at 7:00 pm -(December- The second week of March: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm) -Please enter 30 minutes before the show starts ★ Please remember to bring the original passport to the ticket gate, use the QR code (We will send you a separate email with the QR code) to enter directly without redemption of paper tickets. ★ Address: 605-0074 Yasaka Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto ★ Free Admission: Children aged 0-6 are free of charge ★ Discount tickets: Child ticket: Age 7-15, Youth ticket: Age 16-22 ★ Please note that this activity is only available to foreign
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gion Corner can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 99 Gion Corner tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gion Corner costs USD 37.24. Guided Gion Corner tours start around USD 37.24 per person. See all 99 Gion Corner tickets and tours on Viator.
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