Kabukiza Theater

Sightseeing information about Kabukiza Theater in Japan.

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Kabuki is a traditional stage play with around 400 years of history. The current style of dance, speech and music using traditional instruments such as shamisen (three-stringed banjo) was established in the early Edo period.

In Tokyo, the most accessible theater is Kabukiza in the Ginza district, which was reopended in 2013 after renovation. Be sure to rent an audio set to fully enjoy the play with a blow-by-blow account. The kiosk sells souvenirs and banto theme in the play topic.

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5.0a month ago

Beautiful building with a lot of Japanese theatre history. You can view just a single act for less than $20 (Canadian) which is about an hour or so of the show. Intricate and detailed set design along with colorful costumes make the whole experience great, even without renting the Japanese to English translator machine.

4.03 weeks ago

Well-organised access to a single act performance which provided a good introduction to this form of performance art. Good value too, with very good views from even the most distant seats. A much larger cast than I had expected, along with music, acrobatics, comedy and spectacle, all outweighing the stiffness of the spoken exchanges. I don't know if I will go to another one but I would suggest it is something a visitor should try for themselves to gain some extra insight into Japanese culture.

5.0a month ago

Would highly recommend this experience to tourists visiting the area. It is a unique look into the art forms in Japan and we found the style of the performers so interesting! Our show had us captivated and intrigued - and we only saw one show (they often go for the whole day). A must see for those wanting the true cultural experience in Japan.

5.0a month ago

A very unique experience. Costumes, music and stage sets were beautiful. It’s in many ways a type of opera that is Japanese. We stayed for three plays which took a total of 4.5 hours. You can bring food into the theater to eat during intermission. Many people did this. We found seating to be very comfortable.

5.0a month ago

The plays are separated in multiple parts between about 30 mins and 2 hrs. You can book the whole play in advance online I believe, but you can also come for just one part. For example, a 30 min part is probably enough to get the experience and costs only 500¥. In contrast, the whole play costs around 4000¥. So I would recommend to come here (from about 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM) and just buy a ticket on site.

I haven't actually seen a play, but the building itself looks pretty impressive.

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