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Kabukiza Theater

#298 of 298 things to do in Chuo
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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Traditional Japanese Kabuki performances can be seen at this refurbished...

Traditional Japanese Kabuki performances can be seen at this refurbished theater in the Ginza district.

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An excellent way to take in some local theatrical culture

This lovely theatre offers visitors the chance to experience one act of a traditional Kabuki performance. There are generally three or four acts to a full performance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely theatre offers visitors the chance to experience one act of a traditional Kabuki performance. There are generally three or four acts to a full performance (approximately 4 hours with intervals between acts), and there are matinees and evening performances most days. However, if you feel a full show would be too much, then you can queue up about... More 

Thank roslyn2dd
Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best way for the biginners or foreign guests. 1. you can see a single act only at around US$14(the price changes according to the play though) only by cash(credit card not acceptable) on the 4 th floor. 2. Go there to make line for the ticket booth which is located at the left hand side of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to see on act, bought the 1- act same day ticket. The cheapest ticket sits you really really really far and up from the stage, it was kind of hard to see the details, especially if you have poor eye sight. English audio guide available for rent. It was an experience I really wanted to have and I'm... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kabuki performance was a great experience. I loved the stage, the make-up, costumes, acting. It is very different from Western theatre, but easy to follow despite the language barrier. I only went for the short act of around 45 minutes that restricts you to seats on the very upper level of the theatre. When the lights came back on,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but an excellent place to experience traditional Japanese culture. This theatre is one of the few kabuki theatres that sell tickets by the individual Act (which are about 40min to 60min long) for 1200 yen rather than for a full performance of 3 hours long.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a nice theatre, but is really for Japanese people. It was interesting adventure to see a typical Japanese spectacle on their language. If you have limited time in Tokyo, visit something else :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't have the opportunity to see the theatre but were advised to see the roof top garden on the 5th floor (accessed from the basement), it wasn't as impressive as we'd expected but if you need a quiet 1/2 hour away from the bustle to have a quiet sit down and a drink, it's the place to go.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Bought tickets for single act (90 mins with interval) starting at 11H00. Be there around 10H00 to queue up. Is easy and very orderly. Then as soon as you enter theatre stake your place with your jacket and go and rent iPad with English subtitles - makes it much more enjoyable to follow the piece. Highlight of trip to Japan.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We saw one act of the afternoon's 3 act program. You can see one act or the entire program which takes several hours. One act is about 90 minutes and gives you a good feel for the art form. Get there early on the day of the program to be in line to buy a ticket for single acts. Can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this kabuki and saw one act of a play. Plays last 3 to 4 hours but it's possible to purchase tickets for specific acts. There is English translation available and the cost is reasonable. We really loved it!

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