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Shimbashi Enbujo

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Address: 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-2600
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of Tokyo's main Kabuki theaters, Shimbashi Enbujo also hosts modern...
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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Get the English guide and then consider it for the aesthetic, not the dramatic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Japanese first
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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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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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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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Address: 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-2600
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi

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