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  • Osakajo Hall
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 3-1
    Situated inside Osaka Castle Park in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, this is the largest event hall in western Japan with a capacity of 16,000 people. It was built in 1983 as the site of the “Osaka Chikujo 400-year Festival,” and the main part of the building was built underground out of consideration for the surrounding scenery. Aside from the arena, there are several halls and restaurants on the site. Popular domestic and overseas artists’ concerts and various ceremonies are held here, as well as a number of events attended by a large number of people throughout the year.
  • Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    The Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall is located inside the Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi. It was previously known as the Umeda Koma Theater. It moved to its current location from the west of the HEP FIVE building in 1992 and in 2005 it was renamed. You can enjoy a wide variety of performances from Takarazuka Revues, plays, modern and classic musicals, opera, and ballet. The auditorium holds 1,905 seats with a large chandelier in the center. You can enter on the first and second floors with a lobby on each floor, as well as shops and restaurants.

    地下鉄の中津駅から近く人も少なく歩きやすいですが、梅田駅や大阪駅からも賑やかな街を楽しみながら歩けます。 東京の劇場で同じものを観ていても、梅田芸術劇場で観ると音が良いので遠征して良かったと思います。1階席はどこからでも観やすく、2、3階の後ろの方だと見切れることがあります。休憩中トイレが少ないのでホールが行列でいっぱいになるのが残念。オペラグラスの貸し出しが無く販売だけなのですが、かなり割安で売...

  • Shinkabukiza Theater
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    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Uehonmachi 6-5-13
    "The Shinkabukiza Theater has convenient, direct access to and from Kintetsu Railway's Osaka Uehommachi Station. Part of the appeal of this theater is that the audience members are very close to the performers on stage. The Shinkabukiza Theater hosts a wide range of difference types of performance, from Manzai (stand-up comedy performed by a pair of comedians) to performances by popular singers. The original Shinkabukiza Theater, which had become rather dilapidated, was closed in 2009, and the Theater moved into its current premises, which opened for the first performance in 2010. For the Kokeraotoshi (inaugural performances in a new theater), the ""21st Century Kabuki Gumi"" troupe performed ""Taiko Sanbaso"" and ""Yoshitsune Senbonzakura Yoshino Yama."""
  • Osaka International House Foundation (Osaka Conference Center and Hotel)
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    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Uehonmachi 8-2-6
    "Osaka International House Foundation is adjacent to the Osaka International Conference Center& Hotel, located in Uehonmachi, TennojiWard,. Popularly referred to as ""i.house,"" it contains small and large halls, conference rooms, a restaurant, a gallery, and similar facilities and is adaptable to many uses, including symposia, workshops,concerts, and exhibitions. It even has a hall with 1,006 seats with attached rehearsal rooms, and equipment for simultaneous interpretation of up to six languages. The adjacent hotel is furnished with luxurious semi-double beds with high-bounce mattresses made in Italy, creating a perfect environment for rest and relaxation."
  • Osaka Shochiku-za Theatre
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-9-19
    This theater located in Dotonbori 1 Chome is modeled after Milan's Scala Theatre, and opened in 1923 as Japan's first steel and reinforced concrete cinema. Its neo-Renaissance-style arch in the main entrance is impressive. The first floor has a European-style entrance, the second floor lobby has shops and sofas, and there are 1,033 seats from the third to fifth floors. In addition, while the exterior was left the same, the facilities with updated and reopened in 1997. Centered on kabuki performances, dramas and Shochiku comedies, the theatre holds operas, musicals and concerts.
  • Umeda Arts Theater
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    This underground theater is located in the Umeda Arts Theater, inside Chaya-machi's Chaya-machi Applause Tower. It has 898 seats, half that of the main hall, but because of this, the seats are that much closer to the stage, giving the audience a much more intimate view of the performances here. The theater is primarily used for non-musical plays, but musical performances are also held here, and it is also a venue for Takarazuka Revue amateur performances, Youth Theater Japan performances and by the Rakugo Asahi East-West Association and Kamigata Rakugo performances. There is a bar with a counter in the lobby, where visitors can relax before performances begin and during the interludes.
  • Yoshimoto Manzai Theater
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae 12-7 YES-NAMBA Building 5F
    Originally named the 5up Yoshimoto theater, this center for young comedians was reopened in December 2014 after remodeling. The manzai and other comedic shows held here feature up-and-coming young and currently popular Yoshimoto entertainers, key Yoshimoto players, and comedic veterans, and the theater’s programs include a 120 minute “yose” variety theater which includes performances by the newest of the new comedians. Seating up to 305, the theater is notable for the closeness with which audience members can enjoy the acts on stage. The Namba Grand Kagetsu is located opposite the theater and both are visited by large numbers of tourists. The closest station is Namba Station.

    なんばグランド花月の向かい、YES・NAMBAヒル5Fにあります。こじんまりとした劇場で若手のフレッシュな漫才がまじかで見られて良かったです。

  • Kishiwada City Namikiri Hall
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Osaka Kishiwadashi Minatomidorimachi 1-1
    The multipurpose hall is approximately ten-minutes by foot from Kishiwada Station. It was opened in April, 2002 as a symbol of the Kishiwada Bay Area and looks over Osaka Bay. In the building you'll find various sized halls, a multipurpose hall, a cultural exchange hall, conference rooms, and studios. When arranged for its primary use of the appreciation of traditional Japanese performance art the main hall holds 1,552 seats but it can be rearranged to serve a multitude of functions, anything from theater, opera, ballet and classical concerts to conventions.

    病院管理職です。10月のよく晴れた日曜日に毎年医療講演会を法人開催します。多彩なゲストスピーカーをお迎えし楽しい一日を過ごします。

  • Yao City Cultural Hall Prism Hall
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    Osaka Yaoshi Hikarichou 2-40
    This multipurpose hall is a five-minute walk from Kintetsu Yao Station. The building was opened in 1988 and arose from the region's burgeoning art scene. The building has two floors below ground and five above. Its prism motif has given it the nickname Prism Hall. The hall has facilities including a 1,440 seat grand hall, a smaller auditorium with 390 seats, a reception hall, and conference rooms. It is the site of many concerts, plays, and lectures. It is also the home of the Yao Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and was chosen as one of the top 100 music halls by SEAS, the Sound Engineers and Artists Society of Japan.
  • Minato-machi River Place
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 1-3-1
    Exiting the underground Nanba Station from exit 26-B, you will see a building resembling an octagonal UFO across the Hanshin Expressway. The Minato-machi River Place is a facility complex built around the Live House, Namba Hatch. Various live events including rock and hip-hop are held in this building. There are also three plazas set up outside for use as outdoor event zones. Mini live events, exhibitions and other events, such as flea markets are also held here. The Dotonbori river flows past the complex, and with its beautiful nighttime views, is a popular date spot.
  • National Bunraku Theatre
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-12-10
    The National Bunraku Theatre, which opened in 1984, is located in the Chuo Ward of Osaka City. The 753-seat Large Hall is mainly used for performances of Ningyo Joruri (Bunraku) puppet theatre, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts; it is also used as a venue for theatrical productions, dance performances, etc. The Small Hall is used for performances of Rakugo, Manzai, Rokyoku (Naniwa-bushi recitation), etc. The National Bunraku Theatre also holds special performances for schoolchildren etc. who may not be familiar with Bunraku, with explanations. The Exhibition Hall in the National Bunraku Theatre has permanent exhibitions of books etc. relating to the history of Bunraku, as well as holding special thematic exhibitions.
  • Tenma Tenjin Hanjo Tei
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    90 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 2-1-34
    An entertainment hall dedicated to rakugo traditional comedic storytelling which opened in 2006 and the only dedicated rakugo facility in the Osaka-Kyoto area. Rakugo masters belonging to the Kamigata Rakugo Association perform daily. The matinee program changes weekly while the evening show changes daily. The theater seats up to 216 and attendees can enjoy the performances of young newcomers and veterans up close and personal. The theater also provides “yose” variety shows featuring magicians and manzai comedy duos. Outside, the theater is decorated with a red rickshaw, a recreation of the one used by Katsura Harudanji I, and this has become a popular spot for taking commemorative photos. The closest station is Minamimorimachi Station.

    This was my first time to see Yose, Rakugo, comedy story telling & shows. If you speak Japanese, I should say this or Yose must to go place!! Only 2500 for about three hours show!! I guess they...

  • Osaka Sayama City Cultural Hall Sayaka Hall
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    Osaka Osakasayamashi Sayama 1-875-1
    This multi-purpose hall is located in Sayama City. The hall includes a large hall, small hall, convention hall, exhibition hall, meeting room, Japanese-style tatami room and art room. The main large hall has 1,208 seats. With second floor seating and a spacious environment, it is characterized by the feeling of closeness to the stage. Theater performances, concerts and musical recitals are held there. The small hall has 368 seats with luxurious chandeliers. There are restaurants on the fourth floor where you can enjoy full meals in addition to drinks and snacks.
  • Circus Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nishishinsaibashi 1-8-16 Nakanishi Building 2F
    Near to Yotsubashi Station, this club is inside Americamura and is a great place to enjoy techno and house music, especially bass-focused music like dubstep and Drum & Bass. Every weekend they host popular artist(s), from in or out of Japan, for a live event with lots of high-energy crowds!
  • Club Joule
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-11-7 Minamiyaruya Town Building 2-4F
    This venerable all-genre club is one of Osaka's largest in scale, and offers a huge range of club music like trance, hip hop, psych, reggae, and more. The interior is built around a wide, spacious dance floor, with DJ booths, stages, and bar counters. The sound equipment is all top quality, including TW Audio speakers, offering up impressive, high impact but clear sound for its many clubgoers.

    2018/1/19 元Underworldのダレン・エマーソン(Darren Emerson)を目当てにClub Jouleへ行きました。フロアの雰囲気が良く(Good Atmosphere)、店員さんも優しくて(Friendly Stuff)、とても楽しかったですよ!(Very Fun!) そんな穏やかなムードの中、ついにダレン・エマーソンが登場、本物のテクノを体感(Darren is...

  • Giraffe Japan
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    4.5
    51 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Souemonchou 7 - 9 Muneonemachi Building
    This all-genre club is one of Osaka's largest in scale, and is popular with clubbers as the Face of Minami. The dazzling interior has a truly luxurious feel, and is bright and clean enough to satisfy even the pickiest lady customers. They regularly hold live events with artists from all over the world, and are busy every day of the week. On top of drinks, they serve a full food menu as well.

    Went to a few different clubs around Osaka with friends to celebrate Halloween. Giraffe was packed and it had the best atmosphere of the clubs we visited, but the worst music. It was all dance music...

  • Owl
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-1 Umeda Rakuten building B1F
    This is an all-genre club inside the Umeda Rakutenchi Building near Umeda Station. Each day sees a different kind of club music, and the floor is filled with club goers every day. The interior covers second floors, with the dance floor on the first and the VIP and women's only spaces on the second.
  • Bambi
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Higashishinsaibashi 1-18-27 Seto Ki Tokyu Building B1
    This all-genre club is one of Osaka's largest in scale, and attracts a younger crowd with its Club Gate of Honor and Monster Club. They adopt the latest technology like projection mapping to create an exceptional level of entertainment.
  • Berg Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Shinsaibashisuji 1-5-6muse389-B1
    This weekend-only club is near Shinsaibashi Station and specializes in hip-hop. Their sound system is world-class, and it's loved by not only clubbers but music lovers and performers as well. There are also coin lockers so guests can dance without the burden of bags.
  • Compufunk Records
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Kitahamahigashi 1-29GROW Kitahama Building (2 Kitahama Buildings) 2F
    This record shop near Temmabashi Station has a cafe and bar serving drinks and light meals to enjoy with their music. On weekends there are occasional events inviting performers like DJs that draw large crowds of music lovers.

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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