The Nōwhere Tours: Raiden – Kitano Tenmangu

October 14th (Fri) 15:00 -20:30

@ Kitano Tenmangu Shrine & Kyoto Kanze Noh Theater

A shinto shrine visit with evening noh performance in theatre

The NŌWHERE Tours are guided tours for both Kyoto residents and travellers in which we visit places or people related to nō plays and also enjoy performances or workshops.

On October 14th, we will be going to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine where a miko 巫女(shrine maiden), will show us its main features. There, we will attend a formal praying ceremony inside the main hall, which is also an architectural masterpiece, to get a hands-on understanding of Japanese religion. The deity enshrined here is Sugawara Michizane, a Heian period courtier and literate, who has later been deified as a god of scholarship. Finally, we will move to Kyoto Kanze Kaikan, a noh theatre, where we will watch the noh play Raiden, telling the story of how the angry spirit was later appeased and enshrined as a deity in Kitano Tenmangu.


10 persons


Adults: 7500 yen (first floor seat ticket for performance included)

Please buy your ticket in advance via Peatix:

Students: 1000yen (second floor) – 2000 yen (first floor)  

*This tour is designed for educational purpose. Therefore, students are only charged for the performance. Please fill out the form to complete your reservation HERE (Students only)


  • We will attend a religious ceremony inside the shrine building, therefore, please wear socks and do not wear clothes with too much exposure. (no short skirts/trousers or tank tops).
  • You are welcome to attend the ceremony even if you come from different religious backgrounds.
  • Transportation fees and drinks/meals are not included.
  • We will be filming part of the tour and the footage will be edited and published on the internet.
  • The event may be cancelled when serious health or safety issues occur, including critical weather conditions or COVID-related problems.


October 14 (Fri)

15:00 – 17:30 Kitano Tenmangu Shrine & Kamishichiken area (meeting place Kamishichiken bus stop)

17:30 – 18:15 Bus to Kyoto Kanze Noh Theater ( )

18:15 – 18:45 Breaktime

19:00 – 20:30 Noh performance

What is noh?

Noh is a traditional performing art bringing together poetry, chant, dance, and music, as well as gorgeous costumes and masks. Originating in the 14th century, its repertory and stage conventions have been refined throughout history to reach today’s form.

Discover Noh in Kyoto is a nonprofit organization devoted to introducing and promoting noh from multicultural perspectives. Part of the proceeds from this event will be used to provide accessible learning opportunities for students.



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