Most viewed - Miyako Odori Cherry Dance 都をどり
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These dance photos were taken in April 2002. Note that taking pictures and videos of the dance are no longer allowed.649 views
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Maiko and geisha can often be seen in Gion.594 views
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For more info, see miyako-odori.jp in English or call 075-541-3391.550 views
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Entrance to the road leading to the Cherry Dance theater (Gion Kobu Kaburenjo) in the Gion district. The sign says "Miyako Odori."379 views
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Kyoto geiko and maiko at their best for the finale.280 views
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Cherry Dance, Kyoto.279 views
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Miyako Odori, Kyoto248 views
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We were right near the hanamichi where the geisha performed.241 views
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"Miyako Odori" poster in English.229 views
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A hanamichi is also on the left side of the theater.215 views
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Note that taking pictures and videos are not allowed.188 views
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More signposts reading "Miyako Odori." "Miyako" means capital (Kyoto was once Japan's capital city), and "Odori" means dance.179 views
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Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. Ticket office is on the right. Best to buy tickets at least a few days in advance.177 views
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The cherry dance consists of several acts each with a different dance or play.172 views
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Ichiriki, a famous geisha tea house.170 views
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Gate to Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. Four shows daily in April, lasting about 1 hour (too short). Ticket prices range from 1900 yen to 4300 yen.165 views
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"Miyako Odori" poster and paper lantern.149 views
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Gate to Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. You can make ticket reservations by phone, or go directly to the theater ticket office and buy tickets.146 views
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"Miyako Odori" sign post. Performed for over a century, the dance makes April a very special time in Kyoto. It helps to hone the dance and musical skills of the geiko and maiko who diligently practice for this annual dance.145 views
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PR posters and paper lanterns for the Miyako Odori are everywhere.145 views
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A play142 views
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Climax with cherry blossom motif.135 views
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Main stage at front.131 views
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Kobu Kaburenjo Theater60 views
   
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