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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3.02 weeks ago

I can't say much about this place, besides the view from outside and also the gift shop that's located downstairs in the basement level. I liked it. I just wish I had the money to go and enjoy a Kabuki play. I can't wait till that day comes. I adore Kabuki theatre. I've only seen them on screen though never in person.

4.02 weeks ago

I was here to watch the single act kabuki. I got there 30 minutes before the first act was about to start and that was way too late but luckily I was in time for the second act. So make sure to get there an hour and a half early. The seats were quite decent and the view was okay. Try and take binoculars which should help! The management was fantastic and get in and out was super efficient. Make sure to catch kabuki atleast once!

5.02 months ago

It's truly amazing experience if you like theater. Don't worry if you don't know Japanese, you can rent a device which would show English subtitles. I highly recommend getting the best seats as visual part of Kabuki, actors faces are SUPER important, sometimes more than the story and if you seat far you just miss everything.

5.02 months ago

A truly unique experience and very foreigner friendly in the heart of Ginza, with an inexpensive and unobtrusive translator that provides context and text translation (no audio, which in my opinion would ruin the experience). For those that do not want to commit to all four acts, you can queue for the single act seats (at the top of the theatre and the worst seats, but still great). I advise you line up 30 minutes before the tickets are being sold. Only the first 60 get seats.

5.02 months ago

I love Kabuki. Just walked in and lined up. Not too lucky for a good show and was seated at far high back, can't see anything. Maybe advance booking or subscription is available to get good front seats and choice of shows.

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