"Gagaku" Japanese Ancient Music Stage Show & Workshop

  • Program
    ¥3,800JPY (without Yamato Dinner)/ ¥6,800JPY (with Yamato Dinner)
    time period
    Every Thursday.
    2 hours (19:00 - 21:00)
    Language English

Experience "Gagaku" japanese ancient music stage show and workshpo in Tenri!!

Gagaku, meaning “elegant music”, is an ancient court music of Japan.
The music is of foreign origin and imported largely from China and Korea as early as the 6th century and established as a court tradition by the 8th century.

Mostly, and mainly it is played by three instruments which are Hichiriki, Sho, and Ryuteki. It is about the 10th century when it completed in its artistic form, and from whence it has been passed down from generation to generation under the patronage of the Japanese Imperial Family.
Instrumental performances of gagaku with dance are called Bugaku which you can enjoy in this show and the workshop.
  • Stage show

  • Try "Gagaku" instruments

  • Park side kitchen

Program details
Program "Gagaku" Japanese Ancient Music Stage Show & Workshop
Program fee

without Yamato Dinner:3,800 JPY
with Yamato Dinner:6,800 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Available time period Detail Every Thursday.
Schedule 1) See the stage show
・Gagaku is japanese ancient music&dance.
・Enjoy the most historical entertainment and experience its aristocratic atmosphere.
2) Try ancient costume.
・In our workshop, you can try ancient costumes and masks which are used in traditional dances.
3) Try instruments
・You can even try instruments. Learn how to make a sound and explore the mysterious connection between western and eastern music.

*If you book "with Yamato dinner plan", booking must be made by up to 7 days prior to the date of the show.
Requirements for participation -Children under the age 12 need to participate with their parents.
Things to bring / required items Nothing in particular
Included in this fee ・Stage show
・Experience ancient costume and instruments.
・Dinner(If you book "with Yamato dinner" course)
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Meeting location Park side kitchen in Tenri station.
Address of meeting location Tenri-city, Nara-prefecture

From Nara...17min. from JR Nara station by JR Mannyo-Mahoroba Line.
From Osaka...70min. from Osaka station by JR Osaka Loop Line & Yamatoji Line.
Transfer at JR Nara station to the local line for Tenri.
From Kyoto...70min. from Kyoto station by Kintetsu Line.
You can take following lines at Kyoto station.
A)Express for Tenri
B)Express for Nara station and transfer at Yamato-Saidaiji station to Local line for Tenri
C)Express for Kashiharajingu-mae station and transfer at Hirahata station to Local line for Tenri

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Payment method Payment will be accepted on arrival and Credit Card (VISA/Mastercard/American Express/JCB)is preferred.
Language English

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If you book "with Yamato dinner plan", booking must be made by up to 7 days prior to the date of the show.

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In case of cancellation, the following charges shall apply.
*On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee
*No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

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  • ANDNEXT, Inc.

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    Our company mission is bring joy of meeting someone you’ve never met before.
    Find out the ancient Japanese culture and history with us!


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    Company information

    Company:ANDNEXT, Inc.
    Address:816 Kawaharajo-tyou Tenri-city Nara-prefecture

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