Reserved Tickets for Gion Odori Fall Maiko and Geisha Dance in Kyoto (Nov. 1~10) Instant Confirmation

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Gion Odori with vibrant fall foliage

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!

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Step into the splendor of Kyoto where the long tradition of dance and song has been passed down generation to generation. With reserved seating at the Gion Odori, this is a chance to spend an afternoon watching elegant and skilled geisha and maiko perform a variety of songs and dances.
60th Gion Odori

This year's theme is to be announced in mid-September. Last year, the performances revolved around famous stories throughout Japanese history. For details about last year's festival, see below.

Prologue - Sono no Nigiwai
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.
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    Gion Odori with vibrant fall foliage
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Performance viewing fee
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Starting time: 13:30 16:00
Starting time: 13:30 16:00
  • 13:20 Check-in at Gion Kaikan
  • Present your Veltra voucher
    Please exchange your voucher for entry to Gion Kaikan.
  • 13:30 Performance (~1 hour)
    2015-09-22_161529 The Geisha and Maiko of the Gion Higashi Song and Dance Association invite you to watch the performance, with six acts each bringing to life a regional and seasonal feeling.
  • 14:30 Check-out at Gion Kaikan
Add-ons:
Program + USD 4.59
Program + USD 4.59
Package detail / Schedule
Tea Ceremony Plan
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USD 41.35
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    Take part in a tea ceremony before the performance
With this plan, those who come early can see the geisha up close, and if you are lucky enough, the maiko may even set your place at the table for you. Seats for the tea ceremony are opened one hour before the performance.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Performance viewing fee / Tea ceremony
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 13:30 16:00
Starting time: 13:30 16:00
  • 12:30 ~13:15 Check-in at Gion Kaikan
  • Present your Veltra voucher
    You may exchange your voucher for entry up to 15 minutes before the performance begins.
  • Tea Ceremony
    2015-09-22_161529 Beginning one hour before the performance, you are invited to join a standing tea ceremony with Japanese sweets and Usucha green tea.
    Take home the plate the sweets are served on as a special souvenir.
  • 13:30 Performance (~1 hour)
    2015-09-22_161529 The Geisha and Maiko of the Gion Higashi Song and Dance Association invite you to watch the performance, with six acts each bringing to life a regional and seasonal feeling.
  • 14:30 Check-out at Gion Kaikan
Add-ons:
Program + USD 4.59
Program + USD 4.59
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • 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.
Additional Note(s)
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    • 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.
    • You may join the tea ceremony from one (1) hour before the dance performances. The tea ceremony will not be held after the dances.
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  • 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.
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