The annual Miyako Odori is traditionally held in April in the newly reconstructed Minami-za kabuki theatre building in Kyoto. Approximately 60 actors perform, including the famous geisha and maiko of Kyoto.The performance has a long history with traditions carefully maintained in Kyoto even now.
The performance lasts one hour and features are 8 scenes representing all of the seasons. The costumes, scenery and live music are simply fantastic, so even without understanding Japanese, patrons will find something of interest. Though taking photos during the shows is prohibited, colourful booklets are made available for purchase.
There are three performances per day starting at 1230, 1430 and 1630. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show but reservations are recommended and should be arranged through the official site.
Please check the official site for performance dates.