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  • Korakukan
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Pref. Kadunogunkosakamachi Kosakakouzan Matsunoshita 2
    The National Important Cultural Property designated Korakukan was built in 1910 as a theater in the Meiji period. Kurogo (stage assistants dressed in black) explain the history and characteristics of the playhouse, the stage equipment and the dressing room to visitors, and plays are still performed. There is also a shop and a buckwheat soba noodle restaurant in the hall. Lunch boxes can be ordered three days in advance, so visitors can eat and drink while watching a play at their seats. It is approximately three minutes by car from Kosaka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    I first heard about this theatre on the NHK travel show Journeys in Japan, which - for some reason - made me think superkabuki was a shortened (2 hours) but still serious performance (despite the...

  • Warabi Theater
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Senboku-shi
    A theater located inside Akita Art Village situated along Prefectural Route 50 in Waseda, Sotsuda, Tazawako, Semboku City. Capable of seating 710 spectators, the theater serves as the home base of the Warabi-za theater company and is used to host original musicals and other performances. Public performances and workshops are held in an adjoining smaller theater.

Akita Areas


Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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