Mid Jul
Late Aug

Miyagawacho Beer Garden 2024

Kyoto specialities, beer & fun with Maiko

Venue: Miyagawacho When: Mid Jul - Late Aug 2024
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

The Miyagawacho Beer Garden is a rare occasion where you can enjoy beer, daily specialities served by neighboring restaurants, and Classical Japanese dance by the Maiko (apprentice geisha) of Miyagawacho Kabukai. Miyagawacho Kabukai is one of the five famous groups of maiko and geiko along with Gion Kobu, Gion Higashi, Pontocho, and Kamishichiken.

It is held at a specially-prepared tented hall adjacent to the main building of the Miyagawacho Kaburenjo for a month. Four maiko wearing yukata, a casual cotton kimono for summer, attend the beer garden and show traditional dance performance. They walk through the aisles to greet each of visitors and hand them their name cards or small uchiwa-shaped stickers with their names on them.

It is held twice a day: from 18:00 to 19:30 and 20:00 to 21:30. Entry is limited to 100 visitors for each period and reservations are required at Miyagawacho Ochaya Kumiai (phone: 075-561-1151). It may be difficult to make a reservation on weekends. The charge is 5,000 yen including a free drink and hors d’oeuvre.

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Kim 4 years ago
This looks fun!
Kim 4 years ago
Haha you already have me pegged!!
Olga 8 years ago
It must have been an interesting experience!

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