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4-1 Hayabusacho, Chiyoda 102-8656, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous theater right along side of the Imperial Palace. It has very excellent acoustics and the performances here of puppet theater or kabuki are less expensive than other places that I have enjoyed in Japan.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This Performing Arts Center has two theaters - Large and Small. We saw Bunraku one afternoon in the Small house, and Kabuki three weeks later in the Large. The performances are exceptional quality, and the facility is modern, comfortable, and has large lobbies. Be prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jerry J
Reviewed December 18, 2017

The National Theatre of Japan. If I had more time, I would research to see a Kabuki or a Bunraku performance here. Kabuki performances are dance performances where its stylised art of drama with elaborate makeup is often portrayed as attractive Japanese culture worthy of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank juihong
Reviewed May 29, 2017

I was not so interested in seeing Bunraku play but as a Japanese, I thought it would be necessaty to know one of traditional arts. So I booked in advance through internet and went to Hanzomon subway station. Fromthere It takes only 5 minutes to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Keizo
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Very high quality performance, excellent English explanations on head-set. An experience, not just a performance. You need to book, I booked on the morning when the ticket office opened, there were very few available seats at the higher price remaining. Online booking is possible. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank davide478
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is a great venue for performances of traditional Japanese theatre like Kabuki and Bunraku which are performed in different theatres at the same venue. This is a very large and dedicated venue and the staff are very helpful and a fair few speak English....More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed November 25, 2016

I watch Kabuki and Bunraku (puppet theater). Tickets are reasonably priced and the performers are top-notched. You will find the theater right along one side of the Imperial Palace and near the National Diet (legislative) building.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed February 5, 2015

Your trip to Japan is not complete without this - just being part of the audience, many dressed in period garb and lovingly adoring the actors - it is just a fantastic experience - go, please go!

Date of experience: March 2014
3  Thank jwells45
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The visit here is must!!! It is worth to see a kabuki theater show and you can find tickets not so expensive. Also there is an english guide in order to understand what you see during the show. A different experience especially if you are...More

Date of experience: March 2014
8  Thank Katerina-An
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Japanese opera is all day in 1 hour acts. We purchased just 1 hour. The many of the people get dressed up in traditional garb to see the play. There were English subtitles. The acting is very over the top. The audience calls out to...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank edward02494
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