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Ran Theatre Kyoto

Closed Now: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Highly recommend traditional, highly professional music presentation!

Musical presentation in a restaurant type setting so you can order food and enjoy the show... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martha V
Very entertaining!

This was a fun evening being entertained by a group of very talented musicians while enjoying a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debra M
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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 days ago

Musical presentation in a restaurant type setting so you can order food and enjoy the show. Traditional Japanese music played on traditional Japanese instruments and in traditional Japanese costume. Musicians were excellent, highly professional. Also included themes from Anime and other modern creations. One of...More

Thank Martha V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a fun evening being entertained by a group of very talented musicians while enjoying a drink and food. Started out with four musicians playing Classical Japanese instruments accompanied on a keyboard but soon surprised us by transitioning to a more ‘rock’ beat and...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really fun show that displays a variety of instruments played both separately and together. The musicians are very talented and high energy and make sure to keep the public engaged through various ways including making them try out some of the instruments themselves. The explanations...More

Thank --S-y-l--9--4546
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed the show was a small crowd so much more personal. I would recommend this to anyone looking for traditional music and a good night out.

Thank Fearless769213
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love taiko drumming and was thrilled to see this combination with shamisen, koto, zither and keyboard. The experience of hearing an Okinawan vocalist was both unique and heart moving. These guys tick all boxes! Engage with the audience in minutes. Take the audience on...More

Thank Freddy_horsham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for the later showing of RAN to enjoy after a walk around Nishiki. Booking online only takes a few minutes or you can buy tickets on the door, and the theatre is easy to find from the market. From the moment we arrived,...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The musicians are not only really talented, they are fun to talk to and interact with. The audience participation part was enjoyable; volunteer to beat the drums! Photos with the band afterwards. Good drinks and food, too! And the manager was personable and helpful with...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to hear Japanese music new and old!! Loved the energy of the group, they even had my friend and I play the drums on stage. The show was nice and energizing and the drinks are reasonably priced as well. It’s in a great...More

Thank Kendra H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this hour long gig! Cool Japanese music, very talented musicians, lots of audience engagement. Must be the low season, because there weren't many others in the audience. Well worth checking out!!

Thank ShaneAnth0ny
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This show was brilliant and highly recommended!! The musicians are really talented and played a great selection of traditional Japanese music. They also got the audience involved singing along and myself and my husband got a chance to try out the Taeko drums. It was...More

Thank Claire_maria25
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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 Misty C | 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? :-)