National Bunraku Theatre (国立文楽劇場)
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.
Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-12-10 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)
Depends on the content of the performance (10:00-18:00 in the material exhibition room)
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- Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-12-10 [map]
- Depends on the content of the performance (10:00-18:00 in the material exhibition room)
- Irregular holidays
- Depends on the content of the performance
- Parking Lot
- Not available
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- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 4, 2020 (Information as of May 26, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 120 minutes or more
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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."