Meijiza Theater

A Historical Theater Showing a Wide Variety of Performances

Theater

Established in 1873, this theater has the longest history in Tokyo.
Along with Kabukiza Theatre, Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre and The Imperial Theatre, it is a well-known theater representing Tokyo.
Having been damaged or burned multiple times in the past, the current theater was rebuilt in 1993 in a skyscraper. The entrance is on its lower level.
From kabuki to musicals, a wide variety of performances can be installed here.
Within the complex, there are eateries and cafes where patrons can relax before or after performances. What’s more, bento boxes can be eaten in the seats before the opening curtain or during intermission.

Highlights

  • It is the theater with the longest history in Tokyo.
  • Many paintings are exhibited in the theater’s interior, making it look like an art gallery.
  • Savor the traditional taste of eateries and bento box shops inside the theater.
  • To one side of the complex is Meiji Inari Jinja, a shrine where many artists pray for success in their performances.

Photos

  • The entrance

    The entrance

  • Meijiza Theater is on the lower level of Hama-Cho Center Building

    Meijiza Theater is on the lower level of Hama-Cho Center Building

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Details

Name in Japanese
明治座
Postal Code
103-0007
Address
2-31-1 Nihombashi Hama-Cho Chuo-Ku Tokyo
Telephone
03-3660-3939
Admission
Free entrance to the theater hall; prices depend on the performance
Closed
Vary according to the performance
Hours
Vary according to the performance
Access
1) Right next to Exit A2 of Hamacho Station on the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line
2) About 7 minutes on foot from Exit A2 of Ningyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)