Hall and Theater

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Takarazuka Grand Theater
 
 
     
 
Opulent stage performed by all women cast
Takarazuka Revue Company is rare in the world in that it stages songs, dance and plays from classical to contemporary performed by all-women casts. The Theater for Takarazuka was created in 1924. It houses 2,550 seats, which have been set to allow every seat a good view of the stage. Nearby is the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, dedicated to the world renowned cartoonist, Tezuka, who was associated with Takarazuka.(Photograph: Takarazuka Revue Company)
       
●Open/Vary according to theater schedule
●Closed/Wednesday  ●Fare/Vary to play  ●Tel/0570-00-5100
◆Access/10 min. walk from JR and Hankyu Takarazuka Stn.
       
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Osaka Shochikuza
 
 
     
 
Showing Japan's classical performing art "Kabuki"
Japan's first western-style theatre built in 1923. In 1997, it was reborn as a theatre with the latest stage mechanism. It shows various theatrical arts including Kabuki, which originated in Kansai (Kabuki is also shown in other theatres. Check with a tourist information center or travel agent.)
       
●Open/Vary according to the performance shown
●Closed/Vary according to the performance shown  ●Fare/Vary according to the performance. "One-act Seat" is available for Kabuki plays, which allows you to see the first act.  ●Tel/06-6214-2211
◆Access/1 min. walk from Subway Namba Station, 1 min. walk from Kintetsu Line Namba Station, or 5 min. walk from Nankai Line Namba Station
       
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National Bunraku Theater of Japan
 
 
     
 
A breathtaking dolls' play
The theater is a home for Kamigata performing arts including Bunraku, a Japanese puppet show which is a world's intangible cultural heritage registered by UNESCO, classical Japanese dance, music and other dramatic performances. Nearby is the Kuromon Market where you can get various ingredients from around the country.
(Check with the theatre or major travel agents for performance schedules.)
(Photograph: National Bunraku Theater)
       
●Open/1F Open space 10:00-18:00
●Closed/irregular  ●Tel/06-6212-2531
◆Access/1 min. walk from Subway /Kintetsu Nippombashi Stn.
       
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Kyoto Kanze Kaikan
 
 
     
 
Enjoy Nogaku, the intangible cultural asset
Nogaku, one of Japan's 3 greatest classical performing arts, registered by UNESCO as the first intangible cultural asset, originated in Kansai. The Kyoto Kanze Kaikan is a theatre dedicated to Noh, and performances are shown on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. In Kansai, there are many more Noh theatres such as Osaka's Ohtsuki Nogakudo and Kyoto's Kongo Nogakudo. (Check with the theatre or major travel agents for performance schedules.)
       
●Open/Opening hours differ depending on the event (Office hours are 9:00-17:00)
●Closed/Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday falls on National Holiday)  ●Fare/Admission differs depending on the performance.  ●Tel/075-771-6114
◆Access/7 min. walk from Subway Higashiyama Stn., or 5 min. walk from Kyoto Kaikan Bijutsukan-mae municipal bus stop from JR Kyoto Stn.
       
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Awaodori Kaikan Hall
 
 
     
 
Enjoy Awaodori dance anytime
Awaodori Kaikan Hall is for enjoying the world-wide famous "Awaodori" (Awa folk dance) in its home at any time. You can experience the charm of Awaodori to your heart's content, by learning the history of Awaodori in the museum or practicing Awaodori with our Ren (dancing team), Awa-no-Kaze.
       
●Open/9:00-17:00(Awaodori Muserum)
* For information on the times of daytime/nighttime performances, please inquire by telephone.
●Closed/2nd & 4th Wed., Dec. 28-Jan. 1  ●Fare/Awaodori Museum ¥300, Daytime performance ¥500, Nighttime performance ¥700  ●Tel/088-611-1611
◆Access/10 min. walk from JR Tokushima Stn.
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