Konpira Grand Theatre (Kanamaru-za)

This theater, located in Kotohira, Nakatado County, Kagawa Prefecture, is the oldest extant theater in Japan. It was built in 1835 as a playhouse for providing regular entertainment to believers in the seafaring deity Konpira, who had many followers in the Edo period. In 1970, it was designated a National Important Cultural Property. For four years beginning in 1972, it was restored and reconstructed in its present location, and it exudes the style and chic of the typical Edo period theater at the time. Every April, the “Shikoku Konpira Grand Kabuki Performance” is held, which attracts many kabuki fans from outside the prefecture.

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Kogaira-cho, Nakadatsu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 1241 map map Map
open everyday (not available for viewing when Shikoku Konpira Kabuki Grand Play or events are held)
[Admission fee]500yen
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Fascinating
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.21
    Just the building to see, no props. A short tour in english and then you can wonder around yourself, trying to image what it would be like during a performance.
  • Excellent jump in the past (and present)
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.16
    Very helpful, informative, friendly and available guide/receptionist in English (and other languages).We wish we could attend a performance there someday in April. Very worth the visit.
  • Beautiful theatre
    3.0 Reviewed : 2018.12.16
    Easy walk from Kotohira station but signs could defenitely be better. Short but interesting introduction in English available and then you can take a look inside in three floors. The museum would be...

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