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Ran Theatre Kyoto

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The concept of RAN is to have a fun filled night with traditional music and local sake and beer. Here you can see all the famous traditional musicians under one roof. We invited musicians from all over Japan to come to Kyoto, the centre of Japanese...more
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583-2 Nakanocho Shinkyogokudori Shijo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-253-0150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a performance on New Year's Eve with 3 generations of family ages 17 to 72. While we ate snacks and drank tea and sake, your musicians thoroughly entertained us with traditional music. We were all particularly impressed with their abilities on their instruments!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aadamko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends asked us to join them to the concert and we didn’t know what to expect. It was awesome! Great to hear traditional music with traditional Japanese instruments. The musicians were awesome, especially the drummer and flutist! The drummer added some rockability to some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bubblechoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great unexpected evening with a selection of both classical and pop music, the musicians are very talented

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G226YTmassimor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this show during our 3 day stop in Kyoto via a google search and we're glad we did. The building is tucked back in the main shopping area and shares a space with the Ninja Restaurant. When we entered, we were greeted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank njpache
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 days in Kyoto filled with shrines, a ton of walking, and translating on the fly. This was an amazing break to sit down, get taken care of, and enjoy a fun show. The musicians were great - obviously skilled at what they do. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fojo-jojo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is like a little magic theater in the middle of chilly Kyoto. It's the perfect place to wind down after a day of templing and shrining with some sake and traditional Japanese music. Owner is from Kyoto but speaks perfect English, and musicians...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here with my wife. I would definitely recommend this fun night after a day of seeing temples. The musicians where friendly and entertaining. Introductions to songs in English. Great to unwind to the Classical Japanese music and then a modern blend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Get ready for very very talented group of musicians, very friendly and fun! We’ve had a pleasant evening, my bf even joined a band for a bit! Thank you for a great show <3

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Pretty nice music show! Feel lucky to be here. The show just took me into many stories! will come again!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dandan C
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Visit to Ran Theatre was a blast! I was completely mesmerized by the music and the energy of the artists. I can recommend it to everyone who would like to experience something true in Kyoto.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find
themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited
by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of
fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are
piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed
outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub
for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes.
Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall
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Susannah C
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Trek-Always | Reviewed this property |
Look on their website. Their times are NOT every day. Shows are 18:00/18:30, and 20:00/20:30. We showed up at 18:00 for ours and they started right away. We thought we were there early, so you need to check. You can... More
March 26, 2018|
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Response from artvoyage | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think you meant to leave this message to the theater, not to the review. Can you reach out to the theater directly? :-)