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Shimbashi Enbujo

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-2600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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No English Translation Provided for February Classic Comedies

Here to watch February Classic Comedies with my wife. This theater used to put traditional Kabuki often while Kazukiza was being renovated, but not any more. Lunch boxes are sold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ryusuke M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here to watch February Classic Comedies with my wife. This theater used to put traditional Kabuki often while Kazukiza was being renovated, but not any more. Lunch boxes are sold around the theater, but they get sold out quickly as the opening time gets near. A couple of tips: it is okay and actually customary to eat lunch boxes between... More 

Thank Ryusuke M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed viewing Kataoka Ainosuke's "Motono Mokuami" here. We booked our box seat called Sajiki-seki through online system. Our seat at the left-wing is located near to the special walkway called Hanamichi for the actors come and go during the show and we were able to see them close. Since we joined a night show, we preordered our dinner via... More 

Thank ShonWata
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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 

9 Thank donnison44
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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 

6 Thank manu_sarna
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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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