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Uchiko-za Kabuki Theatre内子座

Historical Monument

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.

place

Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2102

phone 0893442840
place

9:00-16:30

Review of Uchikoza

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Reviewed:2018/05/21 Lovely old theatre in a lovely old town
Uchiko Za theatre is a very old Kabuki theatre that has been well-preserved, and still in use.

We were there on a Sunday when the theatre was having some performances, and were allowed to visit for...
Reviewed:2017/02/12 Unexpectedly interesting
We went to Uchiko on a rainy day because it was a good break between other destinations, so really did not know what to expect. The Uchikoza is a beautifully restored, functioning theater that does...
Reviewed:2015/07/22 A great view behind the scenes of a Kabukiza
This renewed theater is great to see what local kabuki were like. Even in a remote area a lot of effort was put into the kabukiza. Don't miss the underpass where you can see how the revolving stage...

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Address

Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2102 [map]

Phone

0893442840

Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
New Year's Holiday(12/29-1/2)
Fees
[Adult] 400 yen
[Junior High School Students] 200 yen
[Child] Free
Parking Lot
Available 7spaces
Credit Card
Available (Introduced by 3 Monday Scheduled
VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)

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