njoy the dances performed by maiko right before your eyes	 Performances of traditional Japanese arts

Kyo-mai Dance, Flower Arrangement, Tea Ceremony, Koto Zither, Gagaku Court Music, Kyogen Theatre, Bunraku Puppet Theatre

Lose yourself in traditional performing arts in the heart of Kyoto’s Gion district.

Gion Corner is a place where you can take in seven kinds of performing arts, 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. Located in Yasaka Hall next to the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, the spot has a very international flavor, as it is popular with Japanese and foreign tourists.

There is also a Maiko Gallery, where videos of dances, the hair decorations worn by maiko dancers, and other items are on display.

Performance guide

Performance time Everyday starting at 6:00pm and at 7:00pm
(From December till the second week of March, performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only.)
Closed day July 16, August 16 & from December 29 to January 3
Student (age 16-22)
Children (age 7-15) 

Group Sales (over 20 people)


School Trips:

age 16-18
age 7-15

Tourist Season Discounts:
We are now sponsoring special discounts for foreign visitors to encourage them to get acquainted with Kyoto's traditional culture.
Special Discount ticket from July 1st to Feb. 28
 Adults ¥3,150 → ¥2,500

Kyo-mai Dance
Originating in Kyoto, kyo-mai is an elegant and dazzling dance performed by maiko dancers in beautifully ornate dress.
Flower Arrangement
The art of creating and enjoying arrangements made from flowers and other materials.
Tea Ceremony
This is the stylized tradition of steeping and serving tea to guests. The Corner performs the “ryurei” style of the Tea Ceremony, seating on stools, for visitors from foreign countries not used to kneeling on tatami.
Koto Zither
The koto is an ancient Japanese six-stringed zither traditionally played with ivory plectrums worn on the fingers, producing wonderful harmonies.
Gagaku Court Music
Gagaku is the name for indigenous Japanese music and dance performed at the imperial court, shrines and temples. Gion Corner offers maigaku performances accompanied by dance.
Kyogen Theatre
Kyogen is a form of theatre that portrayed life as it was in a comical manner.
Bunraku Puppet Theatre
Bunraku, Japan’s traditional puppet theatre, was put on UNESCO’s list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003.

How to get here

Yasaka Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Public transportation

  • From JR Kyoto Station, take City Bus 206 or 100 to the Gion bus stop, and from there it is a 5-minute walk.
  • OR by train take the Keihan Line to Gion Shijo Station,and from there it is a 5-minute walk.
  • It is also a 10-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.

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〒605-0074 Yasaka Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto Traditional Musical Art Foundation 'Ookini Zaidan'
TEL:+81-(0)75-561-1119 FAX:+81-(0)75-561-3860