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Osaka Shochiku-za Theatre (大阪松竹座)



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.


Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-9-19 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)

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Review of Osaka Shochikuza

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/02/01 We went to see the Kabuki and it was not what we expected
We were excited to go to see a live Kabuki performance......but it was not what we expected.......we asked what was friend speaks Japanese......and paid for one act........NO photos are...
Reviewed:2018/12/16 Craft beer @basement
Check this place out to enjoy craft beer and snacks for a momentary chill out from all the walking in Shinsaibashi and Dotonburi.

Lovely place to hangout.
Reviewed:2018/08/08 A taste of culture
While a difficult thing to get into for non-Japanese speakers, I feel the experience here was excellent. Both the play we watched and the food we ate in the restaurant under the building.

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-9-19 [map]
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea

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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."