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Uchiko-za Kabuki Theatre (内子座)

This is a two-story theatre building with a gabled and tiled roof which was built in 1916, and its wooden architectural structure is representative of Aichi Prefecture. It was temporarily remodelled into a cinema, and there were also plans to demolish the building due to its deterioration, but in 1985 due to the zeal of the townspeople, the building was restored to its original condition at the time of being initially constructed. Public performances are done making best use of such things as “hanamichi” (stage–passages), “mawari-butai” (revolving stage), “masu-seki” (box seats) and Japanese musical accompaniment behind black bamboo screen. Again it is also possible to participate in a tour of the interior of the theatre when there are no events being held.


Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2102 (Nanyo / UwajimaArea)

phone 0893442840


Review of Uchikoza

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Reviewed:2019/08/19 Worth a look
We spent a night in Uchiko and bought the pass to the main three attractions. This old theatre was beautifully restored. The guide used his iPad to translate basic information. Worth a trip!
Reviewed:2019/06/29 Enjoyable hour spent at this charming theatre!
Not knowing what to expect, I arrived in Uchiko before 9:00am in the morning, thinking that I would rush around the various things-to-see, and soon be on my way to my next destination (Ozu). The...
Reviewed:2018/12/13 100 years old piece of local history
Visited as part of a training program focusing on rural preservation activities in Uchiko Cho and Uchiko-cho was a great visit. This old building is still standing there, being used for several...

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Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2102 [map]
Nanyo / UwajimaArea
New Year's holiday
[Admission fee] Adults400yen, Small/Junior high school students200yen
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Temporary suspension:Closed until May 10, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
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Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.