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Burning torches illuminate the evening performance of Takigi O-Noh, one of the most ancient forms of Japanese musical theater. This is a favorite among Kyotoites, and tickets sell quickly in the runup to the show. The blazing torches and historical atmosphere in Japan's ancient capital will dazzle you.
Access Heian Jingu from Kyoto Station by bus, subway or taxi.
Heian Jingu is only a 20-minute walk from Kyoto's Higashiyama Station, and accessible by bus, subway and taxi.
You can get a discount if you buy your tickets in advance
Heian Jingu is a partial reproduction of the palace constructed in 794
Actors perform in lavish costume and lacquered wooden masks. The blazing torches illuminating the stage form a counterpoint to the conservative style typical of Noh performances. The more serious main play is interspersed with broad comedy in another performing style called kyogen. These kyogen performances are full of dialogue, movement and humorous situations. Even a Noh novice will surely find something to enjoy during a Takigi O-Noh evening.