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Uchikoza

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Address: 2102 Uchiko, Kita-gun, Uchiko-cho 791-3301, Ehime Prefecture
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We went to Uchiko on a rainy day because it was a good break between other destinations, so really did not know what to expect. The Uchikoza is a beautifully restored, functioning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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Takamatsu, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to Uchiko on a rainy day because it was a good break between other destinations, so really did not know what to expect. The Uchikoza is a beautifully restored, functioning theater that does Bunraku puppet performances and Kabuki shows. The guide was friendly and gave us a general introduction, then we were free to explore the balconies and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This renewed theater is great to see what local kabuki were like. Even in a remote area a lot of effort was put into the kabukiza. Don't miss the underpass where you can see how the revolving stage worked, its really amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Complete with trap doors, hidden entrances and a revolving stage (which we saw revolve for ourselves), this was a little bit of old Japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I know very little about Kabuki, but the chance to explore all aspects of an operational theater was of interest to me. It was great fun to walk through 'hell', the Japanese term for the working bowels of the stage where the stage could be rotated and trap doors allow characters to appear. There are some great old photos of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

While smaller and less elaborate than the Kabuki Theater in Kotohira this is the real thing. Probably built by the locals when Uchiko-cho was in its prime. Still in use for movies and once in a while a kabuki performance. Well worth seeing as is the entire restored part of this tiny, 10,000 +/- population we had an absolute great... More 

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