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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5.02 weeks ago
If you lucky enough to get a tickets to Performance go. this is truly one of the experience that he will not get anywhere else. building is beautiful performance is amazing the actors level is superb. and it is very different from western style a theater that we used to. but this is what it makes it very special. So I don't care how many times you going to tell me that you don't like opera or theater this is one theater that you must visit
5.0a week ago
Definitively something to try in Tokyo.
You can book online or on the spot for the single acts (sales starts couple of hours before the act).
Full show is 4 hours and singles acts varies between 20 min (for dance) and 2 hours.
If you opt out for the single act you will be on the forth floor which is pretty high but remains a good experience.
Prices can be expected between 600 and 2000 yen depending on the act.
For the longer acts take a translator for an additional 500 if you want to understand the story (1 for 2 works pretty well).
5.0in the last week
Great cultural experience! Right off of the subway station! Went there an was able to purchase a ticket for 1 act! Which was a nice way to fit this into the day we had planned.
5.0a month ago
I was able to rent an English caption guide for one play at 500 yen. The guide was essential in allowing me to follow the story of the performance.
Excellent experience overall. Definitely a must see
5.02 months ago
Came here a few years ago but since then it has been completely refurbished, and very impressive it is too. Interesting gallery exhibits provide a very brief history of Kabuki. And the performances.. simply stunning. Runs over 4 hours including intervals, and text based translation devices are available in English. Highly recommended, a magical experience..