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Shimbashi Enbujo

6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture 104-0061, Japan
+81 3-3541-2600
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Ranked #23 of 60 Attractions in Chuo
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of Tokyo's main Kabuki theaters, Shimbashi Enbujo also hosts modern dramas and experimental forms of Kabuki. It was originally build for geisha dance performances.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Buy your tickets on line- its easy and much cheaper than through your travel agent and with better seats. Read up about Kabuki plays before you go so you have a better understanding of how the theatre works. The sessions usually 4 hours with 3 plays and and one long interval and 2 short. This dramatic form of theatre is... More

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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Read about Kabuki history if possible. Spend the $8 (plus deposit) to get the in-earpiece translation, its more like a narrative than a literal translator. Really needed given the stillness of some of the pieces. There seem to be many subtleties, so pay a little extra to get closer or bring binoculars. You can also bring food and drink in,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Kabuki is not for everyone, but if you're curious about completely new dramatic forms, it may be worth your 4.5 hours to go see a performance. I can definitely say that I enjoyed my first Kabuki experience, a performance of Chuushingura, here at the Shimbashi Embujo. First, the venue itself: the seats are arranged in a 'U' facing the stage,... More

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