Theater Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Robot Restaurant
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    4.0
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-7-1 Shinjuku Robot Building B2
    This is a show restaurant located in Kabukicho in Tokyo's Shinjuku City. The dynamic show featuring dancers and of course numerous robots including a sushi master robot and sumo robot is a must-see. It's very popular among foreign tourists as a sightseeing spot appropriate to Japan, which is known around the world for its anime and video games. Due to its popularity, making advance reservations on the web or by phone is recommended. Meals must be reserved as well.

    Seriously, everything you hear about this i any level of accuracy. Its impossible to describe this with any level of accuracy using words alone.. You really do Just have to experience it.

  • Kabukiza Theatre
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    4.5
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-12-15
    This theater located in the Ginza area of Tokyo's Chuo City is dedicated solely to kabuki. The current building is the fifth iteration of the Kabuki-za, having undergone reconstruction and remodeling in accordance with destruction by fire, repairs, and changing eras since it opened in 1889. In addition to the many types of seats from the first floor box seats to the third floor seats, on the fourth floor are the popular “hito-maku miseki,” special seats that allow people to see any one act of a kabuki play. The building's Japanese-style exterior with its tiled roof and balustrades makes for a splendid balance with the Kabukiza Tower that stands behind it and the Ginza streetscapes. In the basement is the Kobikicho Plaza with souvenir shops and restaurants.

    Went to short version. A neat cultural experience. Make sure you get one of the little translators to use,makes it more enjoyable to know the story as you go along. Nice venue and costumes.

  • Bunkamura
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1
    A multipurpose cultural facility located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya City dedicated primarily to music, theater, the fine arts, and film. The artistic and creative building houses and orchestra hall that serves as the home and regular venue of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Bunkamura also has a performing arts theater, art museum, movie theater, fashionable cafés, and art shops, and is fast becoming a key cultural center. Bunkamura is one of the most popular places in Shibuya for enjoying culture and the arts in an elegant and mature setting.

    Bear in mind Bunkamura is under construction so most the theatrical events have been temporarily located to another nearby building on Meiji Dori.

  • Shinbashi Enbujo
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 6-18-2
    This theater in the Ginza district of Tokyo's Chuo City was built in 1925. Constructed as a place to showcase the arts of Shinbashi geisha, it is now used to stage a variety of programs with a focus on kabuki, shinpa (new drama) and shin-kigeki (a new comedy troupe). The Shinbashi geisha's Azuma Odori, which is held every year for four days in May, is popular as a spring tradition in Tokyo in which guests can catch a glimpse of the culture in Japan's traditional pleasure quarters which are normally off-limits to first-timers. There are bento meals boxes to enjoy the tradition of the Shinbashi pleasure quarters and a complete cafeteria menu inside the theater.

    We were lucky enough to catch a show on 26 May 2019. (Only on for 4 days in Tokyo, I believe.) It consisted of 30 minutes dancing, then an intermission of 30 minutes (during which you could eat...

  • Meijiza
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihamachou 2-31-1
    Located just nearby the A2 exit of Hamacho Station, this is a playhouse that has been well-loved since it was established in 1873. Widely known as a hall for kabuki and shinpa (new drama), it is now host to a variety of performances including kayo concerts, contemporary drama, and musicals. The modern exterior of the Hamacho Center Building accommodates the internal appearance that retains the influence of Japanese-style architecture, and inside are a number of facilities such as a café, lounge, and long-established wagashi (Japanese sweets) shop that visitors can enjoy during the intermission. The Meijiza traditional taste of the Maku-no-uchi bento is the real pleasure of going to this theater.

    I really liked this show, especially its music. The whole show was a nice combination of some kabuki, dance, swordplay and some anime.

  • ASAKUSA ENGEI HALL
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 1-43-12
    This is a theater that conducts performance of rakugo (Japanese comedic storytelling) year-round. In addition to rakugo, there are also programs that include manzai (two-person comedy acts), skits and imitations. After opening in 1964, it gained popularity as a hall for comedy and famous artists such as Kinichi Hagimoto, “Beat” Takeshi and Kiyoshi Atsumi often performed there. Although there is a daytime part and a night-time part, there is no restriction on choosing one or the other so visitors can watch for the entire day. There is also a shop that sells bento lunch boxes, drinks and other merchandise. Tickets are only available for purchase on the day of the show.

    Asakusa Engei Hall is a theatre where an actor perform alone on stage telling comic stories in japanese so it helps if you know the language but even if you don’t, you may enjoy the environment and...

  • Nissay Theatre
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    37 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 1-1-1
    A theater built to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Nippon Life Insurance Company. The building is an outstanding example of Showa period architecture and visiting to view it alone can be worth the trip. A great number of performances are held here sponsored by major theater companies such as Toho and Shochiku. The theater also sponsors events such as the Nissay Masterpiece Series of free theater productions for children and youths, the Nissay Family Festival designed to be fun for parents and children, and the Nissay Opera program of authentic opera, and in turn the theater has become a true center for the performing arts.

    I watched a Japanese theatrical adaptation of Marius and Fanny with my wife at the Nissay Theater in Ginza.They have managed to pull off a decent stage. The building is quite old, but clean. I...

  • JR East Shiki Theatre Aki
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    69 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 1-10-48
    This musical theater within walking distance of Hamamatsucho Station, Daimon Station, and Takeshiba Station that is used exclusively by the SHIKI THEATRE COMPANY is divided up into two theaters, Haru (Spring) and Aki (Autumn). Haru has 1,255 seats while Aki has 907 seats, though this changes depending on the program. Haru is used for long-running performances of large-scale foreign musicals, and Aki is characteristic for hosting programs that change every few months such as SHIKI original musicals. Both theaters will suspend operations as of the end of June 2017 for reconstruction work and are scheduled to reopen for public performances in 2020.

    From the information I get, this place is the biggest japanese theater in Japan. They have three theater spaces of different capacities, and has a parking lot large enough. They are usually used for...

  • National Noh Theatre
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    4.5
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 4-18-1
    This theater is a theater dedicated to the performing art of Noh, and is located in Sendagaya, Shibuya City of Tokyo. This theater was built for the purpose of preserving and promulgating one of Japan's traditional performing arts, Noh play, which has a history of over 600 years. In addition to the ongoing independent performances, performance for Noh appreciation classes with accompanying narration are also presented for the students and general public groups. Adjoining the theater, the Noh play library displays many of the treasured materials of the arts. This theater also is engaged in nurturing future artists for the Noh performing art.

    I saw a fairly traditional performance-Kyogen to start with and then after an interval a Noh performance.Both were excellent-the only niggle I had was with the theatre itself:it was roasting...

  • Imperial Theatre
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-1-1
    With construction completed during the Meiji period in 1911, it was Japan’s first Western-style drama theater. Productions often put on stage at the theatre include musicals, plays and orchestras. It is also said to be a sacred place for theatrical plays. It has a stately structure where history and formality can be felt with its stained glass, lobby which glitters with illuminated decor and a large staircase which leads to its second-floor guest seating area. At the central shop on the first floor, opera glasses can be borrowed for a fee.
  • Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 1-1-3
    Located in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City, this theater opened in 1934 and is the Tokyo headquarters of the Takarazuka Revue theater company. It is equipped with the same type of stage equipment as the Takarazuka Grand Theater in Kansai, and the large staircase on the stage is known for being a symbol of Takarazuka. Musical performances with a live orchestra are possible and the seats have a staggered array that enables spectators to view the stage easily regardless of where they are seated. In the entrance is a luxurious red carpet, making this a spot where fans can enjoy the splendid world of Takarazuka to their heart’s content.
  • AKB48 Theater
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    24 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-3-3 Don Quijote Akihabara 8F
    The AKB48 Theater is a live performance venue created especially for performances by AKB48, a nationally-renowned “idol” pop group, based around the concept of AKB48 being “idols that fans can actually go to see.” The AKB48 Theater is located on the eighth Floor of the Don Quixote Akihabara Building in Kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. The Theater has a capacity of 250 people (including standing audience members); the seats are located very close to the stage. Performances by the different AKB48 teams and by AKB48 trainees are held on a more or less daily basis, and the Theater is very popular with AKB48's enthusiastic fans. Details of performance times etc. can be viewed on the AKB48 Theater official website; please note that people wishing to purchase tickets for a performance need to participate in a ticket lottery in advance.

    ここAKB48劇場は、千代田区外神田4丁目で中央通り沿いのドン.キホーテ秋葉原店の8階にあるホームグラウンドの専用劇場で、AKB48が活動を始めたところ...

  • Tokyo Opera City
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 3-20-2
    This complex cultural facility in the Nishi-Shinjuku district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku City is based around the 54-story high-rise building Tokyo Opera City Building and also includes the adjacent New National Theatre Tokyo and a glass space with a total length of 200 meters called Galleria. In addition to a concert hall and an art gallery, it has ample restaurants including the Sky Restaurant where guests can enjoy a view 230 meters above the ground. There are also many apparel shops and stores offering lifestyle services. The free lunchtime concert held every month is quite popular.
  • Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hibiyakouen 1-5
    This outdoor concert hall in Hibiya Koen (Hibiya Park) in Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is affectionately known as Yaon. The large concert hall is called the holy land of rock music, and is also famous for episodes such as the band CAROL’s last concert before breaking up and Yutaka Ozaki jumping from the stage and breaking a bone. Even now it is used for live concerts by various artists, and it is popular for the production that is distinctive to an outdoor setting and its sense of spaciousness. The small concert hall is Japan’s oldest outdoor concert hall, and is only used for free events.

    If it wasn’t for friends that had happened upon the Daly concert in the Imperial park we would not have known. 1230 1245 they have a free outdoor concert.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Nishikebukuro 1-8-1
    This performing arts cultural complex opened in 1990 but was renovated and reopened in 2012, and is used for various performances including music, dramas, opera, musicals, and dance. Mainly comprised of four main halls which include the Concert Hall with the world’s largest pipe organ, the mid-sized Playhouse, Theatre East and Theatre West, it also has meeting rooms and exhibit space. There are dining establishments on the first floor which can be used for meals before the program begins or as a rendezvous area. The closest station is Ikebukuro Station.
  • Setagaya Public Theatre
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Taishidou 4-1-1
    A performing arts theater focusing on drama and dance located inside Carrot Tower, a landmark building which stands in front of Sangen-Jaya Station. In addition to the main 600 seat Setagaya Public Theatre and the smaller Theater Tram, the facility also houses a practice room and sound studio. The theater hosts numerous excellent stage productions and also holds workshops for local residents and children. Since 2002, traditional kyogen comedic farce performer Mansai Nomura has served as artistic director.

    This theatre is a very attractive 600 seater with state of the art lighting, sound and stage management and hardware. It has a very professional staff and management and artistic director who care...

  • Fuchu-no-Mori Geijutsu Gekijo (Fuchu-no-Mori Art Theater)
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    Tokyo Fuchushi Sengenchou 1-2
    This playhouse within a cultural facility located directly next to the metropolitan Fuchu-no-Mori Koen (Fuchu-no-Mori Park) has been selected as one of the top 100 superior halls chosen by acoustic specialists. It has three halls comprised of the Dream Hall boasting a capacity of more than 2,000 spectators, the Vienna Hall with a pipe organ, and the Furusato Hall intended for traditional performing arts and stage theater. The playhouse can also rent out facilities such as music practice rooms and conference rooms, and can support a variety of events from performances of cultural arts to receptions. The closest station is Higashi-fuchu Station.

    I frequent National theater in Hanzomon to see Bunraku play. As a play which I have not yet seen can be seen there, I visited there with my friend. As the stage was smaller than that of National...

  • New National Theatre Tokyo
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Honmachi 1-1-1
    This theater located in the Honmachi district of Tokyo’s Shibuya City is used for opera and ballet as well as performances of modern performing arts such as contemporary dance and drama. The facility is actually comprised of three theaters: an opera-specific theater with an orchestra pit that can accommodate 120 musicians at full capacity, a mid-sized theater, and a small theater. The backstage tour that is held after performances of opera and ballet is also popular (apply on the day of the performance). Opera glass rentals and a baby-watching service (advance reservation required) are available.
  • National Theatre
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hayabusachou 4-1
    This performance hall in Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo hosts performances of traditional Japanese performance arts. It features a large theater used for Kabuki theater, Nihon Buyo dance, and other performance arts. A small theater is used for Bunraku puppet theater, Japanese music, Nihon Buyo dance, Gagaku classical music, Shomyo Buddhist chants, and folk performing arts. The theater's vestibule, beloved for its great cherry blossoms, hosts a cherry blossom festival from late March to early April. The Traditional Performing Arts Information Center located behind the theater offers a range of facilities including exhibit halls and viewing rooms.
  • Bunkamura
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1Bunkamura1F
    A performing arts theater located inside the Bunkamura multipurpose commercial and cultural facility next to the Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Main Store in Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo. The compact theater is able to seat up to 747; its small confines engender intimate, atmospheric theater and concert performances which make the audience feel a part of the action. The theater is also known for Cocoon Kabuki, kabuki performances which incorporate modern production techniques.

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