We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
One of the few places where bunraku, traditional Japanese pupper theater, can be enjoyed, this theater combines the latest in theater technology with architectural elements from the Edo period in Japan.
All reviews puppet show audio guide art form cultural experience bento box cultural heritage japanese culture performing arts during intermission bento lunch minute break buy a ticket act puppeteers shamisen audience stage
A must do in Osaka, the Japanese capital of Bunraku. A top opera type performance, with each puppet manipulated by three puppeteers, playing century olds Japanese operas, sang by fantastic singers, under the stupendous sound of the three strings instrument: the Shamisen.
I was hoping the theatre would have a display, exhibition or tour when there weren't performances on. I was disappointed upon visiting that there was nothing of the sort. It would be advantageous to use puppets and scenery to show visitors a glimpse of this...More
An interesting experience for visitors to enjoy Japanese puppet art form. A synopsis of the play and an audio guide is available for non Japanese speakers.
Amazing vocals and great detail is taken to perform a single play.
It is enough to watch a single...More
We had an amazing visit and if you are considering to attend, my recommendation is to attend at least once in your life. Here are my tips, which are similar to other reviews.
Buy tickets in advance on-line for either part one or part two....More
You can buy one act tickets on the day of the show. Box office opens at 10am. The single act seats are at the back and the side, but slightly raised over the centre, so the view of the stage and the narrator & musician...More
I really wanted to watch Bunraku (Japanese traditional doll show).
and the dream came true for 3 years ago.
I was impressed to watch the show which name is "double suicide in Sonezaki" and "Kusunoki fairy tale'.
They have English and Japanese guide so you...More
I wasn't expecting much from the National Bunraku Theater's performance, but it was quite beautiful and engaging. They have translation devices in several different languages, so you can enjoy the show even if you don't understand Japanese. The show features several puppeteers and shamisen players....More
I really wanted to see a Japanese puppet show while in Osaka and this theatre did not disappoint.
Apparently the show runs all day, lasting many hours. However we saw just one act and felt it was sufficient. The act ran from 2pm-330pm. English audio...More
After i eat a nice lunch, i am going to this theater, National Bunraku Theater, with just 6000 yen or 2400 yen in the last two or three seat in the back, you can see how interesting this puppet show, traditional show mixed with modern...More
We purchased a single-act ticket (with about 2 minutes before the show started, I might add) and ducked out after a few minutes to grab the English audio guide. You really cannot enjoy the show much without it I quickly discovered (unless you're fluent in...More
Response from Pik-Kwan C | Reviewed this property |
I think the Autumn Banraku schedule starts Oct 29- Nov 20. There is website, English version. Just make sure you choose the right theater. The site is for several theaters in Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka. The website... More
I think the Autumn Banraku schedule starts Oct 29- Nov 20. There is website, English version. Just make sure you choose the right theater. The site is for several theaters in Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka. The website is very confusing. But you can make reservations from the website or you can take chance to buy a single act ticket on day of performance. Hope this help. It is fun, I strongly recommend.