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.
Kogaira-cho, Nakadatsu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 1241 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)
Review of Former Konpira Old Theater KanamaruzaTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
We wish we could attend a performance there someday in April.
Very worth the visit.
- Kogaira-cho, Nakadatsu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 1241 [ map ]
- open everyday (not available during Shikoku Konpira Kabuki performances and events)
- [Admission fee]500yen
- Parking Lot
- Not available
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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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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.