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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.

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-12-10 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0662122531
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Depends on the content of the performance (10:00-18:00 in the material exhibition room)

Review of National Bunraku Theater

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/07 Puppetry
I attended the National Bunraku theatre to see a Bunraku (puppetry performance). Three puppeteers work in unison to make the puppets come alive and a narrator accompanied by a samisen player...
Reviewed:2019/01/27 Four ways to increase your enjoyment of Bunraku!
We attended the 11:00 performance of the Bunraku theatre which lasted until 3:15. It was fantastic!

Here are four ways to increase your enjoyment of the Bunraku performance:
1) As the puppets are...
Reviewed:2019/01/07 A Fascinating Puppet Opera performance
A must do in Osaka, the Japanese capital of Bunraku. A top opera type performance, with each puppet manipulated by three puppeteers, playing century olds Japanese operas, sang by fantastic singers...

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Address
Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-12-10 [map]
Area
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea
Phone
0662122531
Hours
Depends on the content of the performance (10:00-18:00 in the material exhibition room)
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
Depends on the content of the performance
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, China Unionpay)
Note
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
Yes
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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."