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Kabukiza Theater

#285 of 285 things to do in Chuo
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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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Interesting short play experience

The ticket of a full play in Kabukiza Theater is quite pricey and luckily they offer short play tickets to audience who wants to enjoy the Kabukiza experience without hurting the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ticket of a full play in Kabukiza Theater is quite pricey and luckily they offer short play tickets to audience who wants to enjoy the Kabukiza experience without hurting the wallet badly. It's quite interesting to see the audience shouted to the stage to express their appreciation. If you want to have an introduction to Kabukiza culture, I recommend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive building but in the scaffolds so could only partially view it from the outside. You can walk past it on your way to the temple and Tsjuki markets (coming from Ginza)

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not necessary to sit through an entire long play. You can get rush seats and sit or stand in the second balcony and get a good taste of Kibuki theatre. We have Gone twice now and we're ok standing for about 1 hour 15 minutes. If the English translator unit is offer d, take it. It made a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sure it's a "touristy" attraction to go to but this is a glimpse of traditional Japanese art and highly recommended! The acting, costumes were great. Booking We booked tickets in advance (cost us 4,000 yen for person) but when we came there we found out that the full ticket includes ALL the acts and it started on 16:30... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much like Broadway, Kabuki theatre has its stars and fans. It can be an all-day performance but for the novice foreigners, the theatre sells tickets for single acts. The single acts are about an hour long and cost between 800¥-1200¥ (varies according to play/act). At the beginning of each month, the theatre's website posts the schedule and purchase time for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we attended the matinee performance of the Kabuki-za November program. It was absolutely fantastic! We asked our hotel to buy tickets for us and we got great seats in the medium priced range. Yes it is expensive - 15,000 Yen pp but you will not get this experience anywhere else. If you are interested in Japanese culture - performances... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather than queue for single act tickets prior to the performance, my husband and I purchased seats for the full show starting at 11 am via our travel agency, though we only had time to remain for the first 2 acts. Had we realized how fascinating it would be we would have allowed time for at least one more act.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were very excited to see a show here, and after waiting in line and paying 1000 yen per person, set through an hour of bizarre, boring and unusual show with nothing interesting or impressive about it. I would pass on the "pleasure" of walking in and just take pictures outside...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you love kabuki plays, this is the place to be. Shows range from 30 min to an hour and cost's JPY 800 to JPY1,500 respectively. The building facade is a faithful reproduction of the original structure. Very accessible from the Hibiya or Asakusa line which stops at the Higashi Ginza station exit 3 (very convenient), which is just below... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The kabuki allows for single acts, so you can experience the artisans at play. Remember to check the web site for the times of each act, tickets for the single act normally go on sale about 30-45 mins prior. You cannot buy tickets on behalf of someone, all the members of the party have to purchase their tickets in person.... More 

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