Jul. 10, 2018 UPDATE

Hanezu Odori

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Traveler Friendly
Hanezu Odori is a popular event with the locals, but because of the dance’s beauty the event is also popular with foreign tourists. The event is only held for one day, but if you are in Kyoto during it, we hope you go to see it!
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Only Japanese
Languages spoken
Only Japanese
PeriodThe last Sunday of March
VenueZuishin-in Temple
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Jul. 10, 2018 UPDATE

Hanezu Odori

- はねず踊り -
Traveler Friendly
Hanezu Odori is a popular event with the locals, but because of the dance’s beauty the event is also popular with foreign tourists. The event is only held for one day, but if you are in Kyoto during it, we hope you go to see it!
Information
Only Japanese
Languages spoken
Only Japanese
355 1 --- 0 reviews
PeriodThe last Sunday of March
VenueZuishin-in Temple
Story & Recommendation
A Pink Dance for a Pink Flower
Zuishin-in Temple is a temple famous for its plum tree blossoms, and located 20 minutes from Kyoto station by train. In this temple also famous for their connection with Ono no Komachi, one of Japan’s legendary beauties, every year a Hanezu Odori is performed on the last Sunday of March, just when the plum trees are in full bloom. In old Japanese hanezu means pale pink, and so when dancing the girls wear elaborate pale pink costumes and bamboo hats decorated with plum flowers. The dance tells the story of Ono no Komachi and the man who fell in love with her, Fukakusa no Shosho. As the children play Komachi and Shosho and dance to a children’s song that is about Komachi’s and Shosho’s tragic love, you can feel something fleeting in that carefree dance. Also in March you can see the Ono Plum Garden of Zuishin-in Temple where there are 200 plum trees. How about enjoying the beginning of spring in Kyoto by watching the Hanezu Odori and then enjoying a plum blossom viewing?
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Event time
Hanezu Odori: At 11AM, 00:30PM, 1:30PM, 3PM
Cancellations
In case of rain the dance is performed inside
Price range
Adults 1000 yen / middle school students 800 yen (includes the Hanezu Odori, entrance to the temple and garden) / Elementary school students and younger free
Credit cards
Not accepted
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