Miyako Odori is a traditional dance performance conducted by the Gion Kobu group. Gion Kobu is one of the five Hanamachi districts in Kyoto. Hanamachi is a special place where Maikos/Geikos work. They work very hard everyday to learn and improve Japanese traditional performance skills, which include dance. It is not too much to say that they themselves are the culture of Kyoto. Unfortunately however, there islittle opportunity to interact with them, except for some events where Maikos/Geikos participate. One of these is Miyako Odori. This is an event organized by the Gion Kobu. For more detailed information, please read “Real Kyoto Exprience With Miyako Odori Perofomance in Gion“.
For those who are interested but not sure what it is, there is a great opportunity to “see” it. Thanks to the official Miyako Odori organization, a short video of a past performance can now be seen on YouTube.
If this seems to be something worth experiencing and fits your schedule, go to their official website and make a reservation.
Miyako Odori 2016
Price: 4800 yen, 4200 yen, 2500 yen or 1000 yen (students only)
Performance Time: 12:30, 14:00, 15:30 or 16:50
Period: April 1st — April 30th
Venue: Gion Kobu Kaburenjo
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