Pontocho Kamogawa Odori

Pontocho Kamogawa Odori

Suimeikai

The Suimeikai is a kabuki performance held by the geisha of Pontocho, a prestigious dance event that has been held since 1930.

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Events

Events

Events such as the Kamogawa Odori and Suimeikai are held year-round at the Pontocho Kabukai Association. In addition to events unique to Hanamachi, geisha also participate in traditional events in Kyoto, serving as a flower-like accompaniment that carries tradition and culture.

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About Pontocho

About Pontocho

Pontocho, counted among the five Kyoto Hanamachi districts, is a narrow street that runs along the north/south side of the Kamogawa river, from South Sanjo street up to Shijo street. It was originally a part of the Kamogawa river, but it was landfilled in 1670 as a part of levee protection construction for the Kamogawa and the Takasegawa rivers, and originated as being a part of the city streets.

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Pontocho Kaburenjo

Pontocho Kaburenjo

The Pontocho Kaburenjo was completed in 1927. At the time it was considered to be “modern architecture with a taste of the orient.” In addition to events such as the Kamogawa Odori and Suimeikai, it can also be used for a wide variety of general uses.

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Access

When Coming from JR Kyoto Station

Access by Bus (Time Required: about 20 mins)
#5 – for Iwakura
#17 – for Kinrin Shako Mae
#205 – for Kawaramachi - Kitaoji Bus Terminal
All: Disembark at Kawaramachi Sanjo, 5 minute walk
Access by Subway
Take the Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station to Oike Station.→
Change to the Tozai Line, and disembark at the Keihan Sanjo Station. Take Exit 6, and from there it is a 5 minute walk.
Access by Taxi
Costs about 1,000 – 1,200 yen from JR Kyoto Station.

Other Access Methods

Access by Train
Keihan Railway – Disembark at Sanjo Station, take Exit 6 – 5 minute walk
Hankyu Railway – Disembark at Kawaramachi Station, take Exit 1 – 10 minute walk
Access by Car
Takes about 1 hour from the Meishin Expressway/Kyoto Higashi/Kyoto Minami Interchange.
Note: There is no parking lot at the Pontocho Kaburenjo. Please use one of the coin-operated parking lots nearby.

Inquiries

Pontocho Kabukai Association
604-8003  Nakagyo-ku, Pontocho-dori, Sanjo Sagaru, Kyoto
Phone: 075-221-2025