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Shimizu Gekijo Theater - CLOSED

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FUnny and different

I went to the theatre once, in 2012 (yes 2012), and I found it unmissable. It is a chance to go... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Milan, Italy
I liked it a lot.

Absolutely great experience. It has three parts, one hour each. Two of them are musical and do not... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2014
Gainesville, Florida
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  • Terrible6%
Apr 30, 2018
“FUnny and different”
Aug 29, 2015
“Pretty lame”
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2-1-15 Matoba-cho Minami-ku | Shimizu kanko Building, Hiroshima 732-0824, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

I went to the theatre once, in 2012 (yes 2012), and I found it unmissable. It is a chance to go deeper into local culture scene and meet different type of ppl. I could easily enjoy it, despite not speaking Japanese.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SerGioDubai
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for the last hour part. It's not fair to say this isn't terrible. It really is, at least for a non-Japanese speaker. If you're used to good dance, lip synching or acting, this isn't it. The costumes where kind of interesting and the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank adam87654321
Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a very interesting experience which is quite difficult to describe. The show is 3 hours long, so be prepared. People bring their own food and drinks, so don't be shy to bring your own. This is not your traditional theatre. A few beers...More

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank Anita B
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Absolutely great experience. It has three parts, one hour each. Two of them are musical and do not need any translation. One, seems drama, difficult understand the plot but interesting to see the acting, clothes, and decorations. Every new act is unpredictable: new colors, new...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank oxanau
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

First off: the map location is currently wrong. It's not near the sogo dept store! It's actually closer to the Hiroshima station in between the two rivers. So search for the theater instead of following the map. The show was interesting. I felt completely alien...More

4  Thank Crasten
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

After a long day, it was nice to sit. Three plays. First was funny, second was about the a bomb, which was kinda weird me, and the last was like an old timey burlesque show with dudes in girl's komonos and what not. This play...More

3  Thank William H
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I totally enjoyed this experience. Best night out for a long time. Couldn't understand a word but loved the feeling of being involved in something totally Japanese. The performers were great and the effort for a small crowd unbelievable. Got a feeling it exists somewhere...More

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank Terri E
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is really a very local thing in Hiroshima as the crowd is made up of 90% elderly women with a few men and children and a couple of younger women (with an older friend/relative?). I was the only gaingi there. It is sort of...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank Oakbarn
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Such a funny/professional/entertaining show. It was a mix of singers, dancers and a comedy/drama type thing. It was quite long (maybe 3 hours if I remember correctly), and the audience was mostly older women keen to throw money at the hansom men dressed as women......More

Date of experience: September 2012
5  Thank nzjoel
Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife and I were exploring Hiroshima and stumbled upon this gem. Neither my wife or I speak very much Japanese at all but it was a very enjoyable experience anyway. First hour or so is an actual show, we got the gist of the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank afmatt
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