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Kyoto Minamiza Theatre

Kabuki, a classical performing art inheriting 400 years of tradition

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Kabuki viewing at Kyoto Shijō Minamiza

Kyoto Shijō Minamiza, said to be the oldest theatre in Japan, began operating as one of the seven theatres certified by the Tokugawa Shogunate in Shijō, which flourished as a town of plays in the early Edo period. To this day, many Kabuki actors continue to put on splendid performances on this stage.

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Photos

  • Minamiza, which can be seen immediately as you come out of the Gion-shijo Station, is a well-known landmark in the town.

    Minamiza, which can be seen immediately as you come out of the Gion-shijo Station, is a well-known landmark in the town.

  • The theatre, which is focused on Kabuki, also presents a wide range of performances, including concerts and musicals.

    The theatre, which is focused on Kabuki, also presents a wide range of performances, including concerts and musicals.

  • An entrance that is extravagant, yet somehow has a nostalgic ambiance.

    An entrance that is extravagant, yet somehow has a nostalgic ambiance.

  • A spacious lobby. It was made more convenient due to renovations, including a new elevator being built.

    A spacious lobby. It was made more convenient due to renovations, including a new elevator being built.

  • A theatre interior designed for ease of viewing and comfort. Watch out for the lighting fixtures and detailed designs as well.

    A theatre interior designed for ease of viewing and comfort. Watch out for the lighting fixtures and detailed designs as well.

  • There are also many surrounding restaurants where you can dine during the intermission. Enjoy the charm of well-established famous stores along with the Kabuki.

    There are also many surrounding restaurants where you can dine during the intermission. Enjoy the charm of well-established famous stores along with the Kabuki.

Reviews

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  • socketjester

    I enjoyed how it was presented! Many stories occured at the same time so there was always something to look at. The staff were extremely helpful in explaining things before the show and we had fun discussing our favourite characters!

  • LaurierTiernan

    The “live-action anime” character of it was lovely, the romantic nature of the fireman was fun, and the singing of the “white angel” was lovely.

  • Dylan

    Truly amazing. The choreography, costumes, set, music etc were fantastic. It was my first time seeing a play like this in Japan and the bar has been set extremely high.

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Experience information

Name of facility
Kyoto Shijō Minamiza
Name of experience
Kabuki viewing at Kyoto Shijō Minamiza
Address
198 Nakanocho, Shijo-dori-yamato-ojinishiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 605-0075
Business Hours
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Closed
No scheduled holidays
Telephone number
075-561-1155
Estimated Cost
Varies depending on the performance
Number of people that can be accepted (as a group)
Varies depending on the performance
Accepted payment methods
VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay
Multi-language support
Available
Official Website
Official Website (English)