In the following there is information about two
Tango places (in Kobe and in Kyoto) which I visited
during my stay in Japan in August 2005.
The milongas were small, but very nice, and the level of dancing was very good.
There is some information on the internet: E.g.,
Tango Locos Tango calendar for the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, etc).
For the places I visited, I have included all available contact information below.
A milonga and teaching place run by
Ernesto & Rika,
see Ernesto's page at www.h7.dion.ne.jp/ ernesto/english/e-index.htm
, mobile phone 090-4492-3491
Kitano-cho 4-9-6 (2F), Chouku, Kobe
It is on Ijinkan-dori, one of
the main streets in the Kitano neighbourhood,
just opposite the Choueke house, which is indicated
on most tourist maps of the town. There are some
Tango posters visible, so it is easy to find.
Classes Sat 18:00 - 19:30 (3000 Yen)
Milonga Fri & Sat 19:30 - 23:00 (2000 Yen)
A milonga and teaching place run by Alvaro & Lucia
(see www.astrorico.com information: Tel. 075-461-0124,
Nakagyouku Mibu Shujaku cho 4-1 (2F), Kyoto
Phone: 075-813-8211, 090-6056-4095 (mob)
It's on Koin-dori, which is the street running
northwest from Hankyu Omiya railway station to
JR Nijo station. If you come from Hankyu Omiya
station, it's on the right side at the end of
Koin street, just before the Sanjo shopping arcade.
It's on the first floor above a delivery sushi
service called Gin-no sara. It's easy to find,
since their is a large sign.
Milonga every second Saturday in a month, including
live music by the Astrorico ensemble.
When I was there, the entry fee was 5000 Yen including
free drinks. I've been told that there are weekly classes.