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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!!
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
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
windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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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
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 wait until you are a lot closer to your trip dates.
At the same location is a ninja museum (didn't go), and an interesting gift shop (did buy a samurai).
KAN is off the main street near a large mall. You will need to scope out where you are going ahead of time.
Have fun, Trek-Always