Reserved Tickets for Gion Odori Fall Maiko and Geisha Dance in Kyoto (Nov. 1~10) Instant Confirmation
Witness the lovely grace and artistry of the geisha and maiko of Kyoto during the Gion Odori autumn festival with reserved tickets. You can also join a tea ceremony before the dances!
Free Postcard (until 2016/11/10)
Receive 2 free postcards for every ticket purchased.
Limited supply: only available for the first 50 people who apply for this plan.
Kan Mukyoku Sono no Nigiwai - Glory of the Flowers
The theme of this year centers on famous stories throughout Japanese history.
A parade of woodblock prints begins. The procession incorporates many different themes and costumes.
Scene 1 - Kiku no Shimotsuyu
A performance overflowing with enthusiasm, this scene represents merrymaking and the celebration of prosperity.
Scene 2 - Kamakurayama no Tokidori
Shizukagozen (a mistress of Minamoto no Yoshitsune) thinks of him while dancing within his enemies’ sight.
Scene 3 - Gojobashi no Tsuki
Benkei, Yoshitsune's loyal servant, walks along with his sword in hand along a bridge and remembers his first meeting with Yoshitsune.
Scene 4 - Seki no Hana
Performers representing two poets of the Heian era present a dance of the poets' sorrow and regret.
Scene 5 - Hassaku no Hanamurasaki
This scene, representing good fortune in the Edo era, depicts a high-ranking courtesan who dances elegantly in a white kimono for the summer.
Scene 6 - Yagura no Yuki
A realistic marionette is used to represent Oshichi, who is longing to meet her lover. Overcome, she sets fire to her own home but sounds the fire alarm in remorse.
Scene 7 - Matsu no Kotobuki
A performing duo goes door to door to provide entertainment on New Year’s day.
Scene 8 - Kenbutsu no Maiko (Viewing the Parade)
The maiko dance with elegant charm, capturing the feelings of various seasons in their brilliant costumes.
Scene 9 - Gion Higashi Ballad Finale
The geisha and maiko of Gion Higashi raise their voices in song about the charms and splendor of their neighborhood through all the seasons of the year, closing with a splendorous dance.
- Duration: 2 hour(s)
- Available: Daily
- Pick-up: Not available
- Inclusion: Performance viewing fee / Tea ceremony
Time & Location
Time & Location
- All Packages
- You must present your Veltra voucher on the day. You may present a printed copy of the voucher or from your smartphone or tablet.
FAQPayment/Cancellation policyPayment type
- All Packages
Tea Ceremony Plan
- All seats are reserved. You will be shown to your seat on the day.
Please note that it is possible that seating for your group may be split up.
- Photography is not permitted in the tea ceremony area or during the show.
- Tickets will be invalid if participants cannot arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the show.
- The free program will only be given to guests who book the Tea Ceremony and Performance Plan (Program Included) For 3 or More People or Tea Ceremony and Performance Weekday Special Group Plan for 6 or More People.
The free postcards will only be given to guests who book the Tea Ceremony and Performance Plan (First Come First Serve: Picture Postcard).
- You may join the tea ceremony from one (1) hour before the dance performances. The tea ceremony will not be held after the dances.
Credit card paymentCancellation Policy
- Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 11 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Taxes & fees included
|Duration||1.5 - 2 hour(s)|
LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS
- Instant Confirmation Tours
- Maiko and Geisha36
- Sightseeing Tours73
- Tours by Language109
- Cultural Experiences91
- Seasonal Tours8
- Food Culture Experience40
- Shows and Entertainment2
- World Heritage Sites2
- Pop Culture Experiences1
- Transport Services6
- Wifi Routers and SIM Cards2
- Amusement Parks2
- Museums and Learning5
- Driving and Riding Activities7
- River and Lake Activities2
- Air Sports8
- Mountain Activities3
- Tour Length 200