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Shimizu Gekijo Theater - CLOSED

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FUnny and different

I went to the theatre once, in 2012 (yes 2012), and I found it unmissable. It is a chance to go... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Milan, Italy
I liked it a lot.

Absolutely great experience. It has three parts, one hour each. Two of them are musical and do not... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2014
Gainesville, Florida
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  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
30 Apr 2018
“FUnny and different”
29 Aug 2015
“Pretty lame”
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2-1-15 Matoba-cho Minami-ku | Shimizu kanko Building, Hiroshima 732-0824, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I went to the theatre once, in 2012 (yes 2012), and I found it unmissable. It is a chance to go deeper into local culture scene and meet different type of ppl. I could easily enjoy it, despite not speaking Japanese.

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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We went for the last hour part. It's not fair to say this isn't terrible. It really is, at least for a non-Japanese speaker. If you're used to good dance, lip synching or acting, this isn't it. The costumes where kind of interesting and the...More

4  Thank adam87654321
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This was a very interesting experience which is quite difficult to describe. The show is 3 hours long, so be prepared. People bring their own food and drinks, so don't be shy to bring your own. This is not your traditional theatre. A few beers...More

4  Thank Anita B
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Absolutely great experience. It has three parts, one hour each. Two of them are musical and do not need any translation. One, seems drama, difficult understand the plot but interesting to see the acting, clothes, and decorations. Every new act is unpredictable: new colors, new...More

4  Thank oxanau
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

First off: the map location is currently wrong. It's not near the sogo dept store! It's actually closer to the Hiroshima station in between the two rivers. So search for the theater instead of following the map. The show was interesting. I felt completely alien...More

4  Thank Crasten
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

After a long day, it was nice to sit. Three plays. First was funny, second was about the a bomb, which was kinda weird me, and the last was like an old timey burlesque show with dudes in girl's komonos and what not. This play...More

3  Thank William H
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I totally enjoyed this experience. Best night out for a long time. Couldn't understand a word but loved the feeling of being involved in something totally Japanese. The performers were great and the effort for a small crowd unbelievable. Got a feeling it exists somewhere...More

5  Thank Terri E
Reviewed 19 July 2013

This is really a very local thing in Hiroshima as the crowd is made up of 90% elderly women with a few men and children and a couple of younger women (with an older friend/relative?). I was the only gaingi there. It is sort of...More

3  Thank Oakbarn
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Such a funny/professional/entertaining show. It was a mix of singers, dancers and a comedy/drama type thing. It was quite long (maybe 3 hours if I remember correctly), and the audience was mostly older women keen to throw money at the hansom men dressed as women......More

5  Thank nzjoel
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My wife and I were exploring Hiroshima and stumbled upon this gem. Neither my wife or I speak very much Japanese at all but it was a very enjoyable experience anyway. First hour or so is an actual show, we got the gist of the...More

1  Thank afmatt
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