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Konpira Grand Theatre (Kanamaru-za)旧金毘羅大芝居(金丸座)

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.

place

Kogaira-cho, Nakadatsu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 1241 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877733846
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Former Konpira Old Theater Kanamaruza

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/21 Fascinating
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.
Reviewed:2019/11/16 Excellent jump in the past (and present)
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.
Reviewed:2018/12/16 Beautiful theatre
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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Details

Address
Kogaira-cho, Nakadatsu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 1241 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0877733846
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday (not available during Shikoku Konpira Kabuki performances and events)
Fees
[Admission fee]500yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.