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Updated: April 2, 2018

Meijiza Theater 明治座

Meijiza Theater, 2-31-1 Nihombashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Celebrated theater where innovation is on show

Originally opened in 1893 as a theater catering to Tokyo’s military and middle classes, Meijiza Theater has long been a place for people to escape from daily life and take in some culture.

Supported by locals as a place to view Kabuki and watch performers singing Enka folksongs, Meijiza Theater was the first theater in Tokyo illuminated by electricity. Boasting state-of-the-art equipment, the theater continues to innovate and propel Japan’s theater culture, recently hosting a hybrid anime and live drama event specifically targeting tourists and non-Japanese audiences.

How to Get There

  • Hamacho Sta. | Exit A2 | 1 mins on foot
    Toei Shinjuku Line
  • Ningyocho Sta. | Exit A1/A3 | 7 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line | Asakusa Line
  • Suitengumae Sta. | Exit 7 | 10 mins on foot
    Hanzomon Line

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Opening Hours

  • Opening hours and exhibition schedules vary


Ticket prices vary by performance

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Escalator | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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