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Watch kabuki at Kabuki-za

Japan's best-known traditional theatre art with gorgeous costumes
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 0900 - 23:00 ; Sat - Sun: 17:00 - 23:00

Kabuki is one of the most recognised Japanese classical theatre arts involving singing and dancing. It’s known for its extroverted liveliness. Kabuki is performed in a highly stylised manner involving eye-catching costumes, dramatic makeup and extravagant wigs, as well as the exaggerated actions of its performers. Another feature of a kabuki performance is that it’s usually just part of a story but not the entire one. The performance is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Transport Higashi Ginza Station Tsukiji bus stop
+81 3 3545 6800 +81 3 6745 0333
4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

1. Visit this grand building in Ginza for a beautiful traditional Japanese theatre performance.

2. A runway cuts through the seating area, offering great close-up views of performers in traditional costuming.

3. Extravagant make-up and magnificent costumes make performances iconic. Remember, red make-up usually means it’s a hero!

4. Apart from vibrant costumes and vivid make-up, beautifully detailed backdrops leave a strong impression.

5. Many kabuki plays are about love or historical vendettas, full of high drama.

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