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Traditional Japanese performing arts to enjoy with the elegant night cherry blossoms.

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The event is held at the Yasukuni Shrine Noh Stage, known as the oldest wooden Noh theater in Tokyo, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The event was started in 1992 with the aim of promoting Noh, a traditional Japanese performing art, to a wide audience. It has taken root as a firelit Noh play featuring the holders of Important Intangible Cultural Properties as well as notable young performers. The year 2024 will mark the 31st performance.

Nohgaku is the generic name for Noh and Kyogen. The traditional art, which was established in the Muromachi period and has been handed down for 600 years since then, can be viewed with the cherry blossoms lit up. The Noh Theater, which serves as the stage, was originally the Shiba Noh Theater in Shiba Park, which was moved to Yasukuni Shrine in 1903. This historic stage was the foundation for the revival of Noh theater during the Meiji period, and in addition to Noh and kyogen, mai-bayashi (dance music) is performed on it.

Enjoying a Noh play with a Yozakura sightseeing tour is a wonderful and memorable experience. For beginners, an earphone guide (Japanese and English) is available for 700 yen each.


  • This event is held for three days during the cherry blossom season every year at Tokyo's oldest wooden Noh theater.
  • Started in 1992 and will be held for the 31st time in 2024.
  • Enjoy the extravagant performance with the mystical cherry blossoms illuminated at night.


  • Noh and Kyogen will be performed on a historic stage.

    Noh and Kyogen will be performed on a historic stage.

  • The illuminated cherry blossoms and the historic Noh theater are a magnificent sight.

    The illuminated cherry blossoms and the historic Noh theater are a magnificent sight.

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Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)


No information signage. There is a simple pamphlet available free of charge.


Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?


No free Wi-Fi available.


What time does the show end?


Around 9:00 p.m.


Is there a smoking area?


There is a designated area.


Is there a restroom?


Yes. Resting areas and pavilions are indicated by signboards.



Name in Japanese
Postal Code
Noh Theater at Yasukuni Shrine, 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
03-5215-2888 (Institute yozakura-noh)
Performance date
April 2 (Tuesday) and April 3 (Wednesday), 2024
Performance time
Open 6:10am, Start 7:00pm, End 9:00pm (tentative) *In case of rain, Doors open 6:00pm, Start 7:10pm
Premier seats 16,000yen, SS 13,500yen, S 9,500yen, A 6,000yen, non-reserved 4,000yen
(1) About 7 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Kudanshita Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line or the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or Hanzonomon Line
(2) About 10 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo or Sobu Lines
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