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Traditional Japanese Kabuki performances can be seen at this refurbished theater in the Ginza district.
4-12-15 Ginza, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3545-6800
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The theater is an excellent glimpse into the past...one can opt for an audio guide to understand ...as it is in Japanese language..However, the catch is in getting the tickets..if one has to see only one act of the play....the tickets are few and get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank preetman9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the full matinee program, which consisted of two plays: a one-act comedy, and a 3-act tragedy, totalling 4 hr and 40 min including 55 minutes of intermissions. We didn't have reserved seats; instead, we arrived at the theater around 10:30 am. (You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pamelaao2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to see a show there. Nonetheless, I’m glad I did because the whole experience was incredible. For non-Japanese speaking folks, be sure to rent the visual subtitles guide (I don’t know what it’s called) so you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sourcola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a whim while walking through Ginza and bought a half hour show ticket. What a mistake! I know a tiny bit about kabuki and really wish I had purchased a ticket for an entire play since 30 minutes had me wanting much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kabukiza theater offers midday matine plays on weekdays for a very friendly 2000 Yen (price from 2018. september) and gives a glimpse of the ancient art of kabuki plays. Music, set, costumes, wigs and make up gives a fascinating experience even if you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Zsofaletta
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Kabuki with my wife. Bought lunchboxes on the B2 floor of Mitsukoshi Ginza and rented an Ear Phone Guide. A deviation from our routine is that we got our seats on the second floor. A good thing about it is that you can get a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 175ryusukem
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Great traditional Japanese theater experience. The movements, acts and costumes. We are glad that we saw all three shows, from 11 to about 3. They were all very different; and, since they were excellent, time went by fast. We rented the English translators, and had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JPDallas
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Easy to get seats for the 11am half hour show, we got there at 10:30 to join the queue. Very good value for a half hour performance to give you a taste.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Westlake_3
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Kabuki is one of THE cultural icons of Japan. It has a very formalized style and form which might be strange to occidental visitors, but definitely worth experiencing. It is a very special gesture to treat your Japanese business hosts to an evening at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Kabukiza Theater intending to buy only a one Act same day ticket. While in line, we decided to go gor the entire 3 acts of the 11:00 am show. It was long, but we were glad we saw all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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6 November 2018|
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Response from normanp311 | Reviewed this property |
It is only open for specific performance seasons throughout the year. The best way to check is to go on to their website that shows what months - and the days.
6 November 2018|
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Response from sakuramelodymusic | Reviewed this property |
The play house might be open but no plays are running during your dates. Dec shows run Dec 2-26th and January shows start Jan 2
18 April 2018|
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Response from Laura H | Reviewed this property |
Full show tickets run from 4000 yen for an upper tier seat to 20,000 yen for a box seat. Translator devices for full shows run 1000 yen.