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Yachiyoza Theater

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Address: 1499 Yamaga, Yamaga 861-0501, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 968-44-4004
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You don't have to be a kabuki fan to love Yachiyoza!

The town of Yamaga looks a little run down and tatty these days but a hundred years ago it was a prosperous, bustling agricultural town and a very lively onsen retreat. The local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The town of Yamaga looks a little run down and tatty these days but a hundred years ago it was a prosperous, bustling agricultural town and a very lively onsen retreat. The local merchants funded the very first kabuki theatre in Kyushu and called it the Yachiyoza (the Eternal Place). The theatre born at the start of the Meiji era... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Would highly recommend visiting the area during the light up/illumination in February as the whole area around Yachiyoza is lit up with many other local shops selling their wares. I went to Yamaga during the illumination in February 2015 and got to go inside Yachiyoza for a traditional Taiko performance and play. The interior is truly incredible, the original wood... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Look at the ceiling and the walls to the side. The red lanterns hanging from beams. The heated tatami you sit on to watch live theatre. Old school. Absolutely stunning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a beautiful old kabuki theatre in central Yamaga. The theatre was built in the 19th century but was run down and severely damaged earlier in the 20th C. It has been faithfully restored to its former glory. The restoration of the woodwork is excellent and the theatre boasts a revolving stage. The ceiling is adorned with historical posters.... More 

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