Miyako Odori: The Captivating Geisha Dance In Kyoto!
Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.
- Apr 01, 2018(Sun) - Apr 24, 2018(Tue)
What is Miyako odori (都をどり)...?
Miyako odori has a long history that dates back to the Meiji era when the capital of Japan was moved to Tokyo from Kyoto during the Meiji restoration. Miyako odori was made at that time, with the purpose of amusement. Until then, the mai (Geisha dance) was performed only by one or two maikos in a very private room or gathering. The founder of Miyako odori changed this idea and created a totally new style of mai.
Miyako odori is constructed in 8 scenes, each of them describing an aspect of Japanese life in Kyoto and the life of Geishas or maikos.
Miyako odori 2018: Date/ Timetable/ Ticket price
1st show: 12:30
2nd show: 14:20
3rd show: 16:10
1st time: 11:20-12:20
2nd time: 13:10-14:10
3rd time: 15:00-16:00
Tea time will be available 70 minutes before the dance performance starts.
No seats will be available after the performance finishes.
1st grade seats: 3,500 yen
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