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Theater Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Minamiza
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ward Shijyo Ohashi Ebisu
    A theater which has been in operation since the Edo period (1603–1868) located in Higashiyama Ward in Kyoto City. The theater has held kabuki performances for close to 400 years in Shijogawara where kabuki originated from, making it the oldest and most tradition-rich theater in Japan. The current building, four stories above ground and one below, incorporates modern and Momoyama architectural styles and was designated a Tangible Cultural Property in 1996. The theater’s performances of the Kaomise, held each year from the November 30 to the end of December, have become a winter tradition in Kyoto, and the sight of the traditional signboards presenting the performers’ names in Kanteiryu calligraphic style crowding the theater front above the entranceway is renowned.

    We watched “Tōkaidō Yotsuya kaidan” here. Got our tickets last minutes for 5500 Yen per person (cheapest category). We got to sit at the 3rd floor balcony, which is ok but the faces and costumes of...

  • Kyoto Concert Hall
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou 1-26
    This municipal concert hall opened in 1995 in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Equipped with the best audio equipment for classical music, there is a pipe organ in its shoebox-style 1,833-seat large hall made by renowned German specialist Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG. The 510-seat small hall is made for small orchestras and chamber music. The 12 pillars of the entrance hall and helical smooth slopes make up a refined architecture that is not to be missed.

    Kyōto Concert Hall is located near Subway Kitayama station. You can go directly from JR Kyōto station and Subway Shijo station. The modern building is very comfortable and the acoustics of the hall...

  • Kyoto-Gekijo (Theater)
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Shimogyo-ku, Karasuma-dori Saltwater Road Down in Le Kyoto Station Building
    A theater with superb access, located within the station building of JR Kyoto Station. They hold a variety of events, naturally including stage arts in every genre, such as musicals, plays, concerts, and dances, as well as lectures and symposiums. While being a mid-sized theater with 941 seats, its facilities and environment are comparable to a large theater. The space is compact, with the first floor seats going back twenty seven meters, so every seat offers the same majesty from the stage. Check the official homepage for the performance schedule.

    とても格式が高く雰囲気の京都感満載な美しい劇場です。今回は近隣の小学生の修学旅行の集まりで非常に混んでいました。今度はゆっくり利用したいです。

  • Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Kamigyo-ku Karasuma-ku Ichijo Shimuru Ryumae-cho 590-1
    This performing arts hall known affectionately as “ALTI” opened in 1988. It is configurable for 424 concert-style seats and 560 arena-style seats. The electric floor lifting mechanism allows the use of various stages, and the fine acoustics of the place are also well known. As well as presentations related to Kyoto communal cultural activities, the hall also holds a variety of national and international productions. The closest station is Imadegawa Station.
  • Pontomachikabunerijo
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Hashishitachou 130

    Do not hesitate to book if you happen to visit Kyoto during their performance time period. You cannot take pictures of the performance so sit back and enjoy the history and dedication of these...

  • Rohm Theatre Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakisaishojicho 13

    平安神宮の近く、岡崎公園わきにあります。 コンサートホールは4階席まであり、4階はほとんど天井席ではありますが、全体としてゆるく傾斜があり、後方からでも見やすい設計になっています。 アーティストライブ系会場としても使いやすいと感じます。 新しいので、この手のホールにしては音響もよく考えられていると思われます。

  • MOVIX Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Sanjo Sagaru Sakuranocho 400

    So this is your typical Japanese theater. If you are a foreigner like myself, here’s what you need to know: in Japan, going to the movies is expensive....like $18 a ticket. BUT if you go you can...

  • Heart Peer Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takeyacho Dori Karasuma Higashiiri Shimizucho 375
  • THEATRE E 9 KYOTO
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Higashikujominamikawaramachi 9-1
  • STUDIO VARIE
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Yoshida Nihonmatsucho 20-1
  • KYOTOSAMURAITHEATER
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku
  • Kyoto Geijutu Theater shunjuza studio21
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kitashirakawa Uryuyama 2-116 Kyoto University of Art and Design in Kyoto Art Theatre
  • KYOTO butokan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Tsukinukechou Clothe racketry 123
  • Wings Kyoto
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Chukyo-ku Sanjodori Higashibora Council communication hexagon northwest angle
  • Yoshimoto Gion Kagetsu
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 323
  • Nougakudoukashiyoukaku
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    Saihoji 160-1 town go down Kyoto Nakagyo Exchange dori Marutamachi
  • Toji Theater
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Nishikujoinokumacho 18

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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