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Updated: March 22, 2022

National Theatre 国立劇場

4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.

Experience traditional Japanese performing arts at the National Theatre

Opened in 1966, the National Theatre hosts performances of kabuki, bunraku puppet theater, traditional buyo dance, folk performing arts, gagaku court dance, and more. During intermissions, you can enjoy refreshments at the on-site restaurant, or view the works of art on display in the lobby. The on-site Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre is home to a variety of documents connected to the performing arts, including theater-related woodblock prints.
Audio guides are available for kabuki and bunraku puppet theater performances. The National Theatre also periodically offers art appreciation lessons.
Tickets can be booked via the National Theatre website, as well as by phone. In addition, tickets can be bought in person on the day of performances.

How to Get There

  • Hanzomon StationHanzomon LineExit 65 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00

    *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule
  • Closing days: New Year's holidays
    *July 1



Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParkingWiFi
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  • Disabled parkingHandrailsWheelchair rampEscalatorElevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanAccessible communication formats

Information on COVID-19 prevention measures

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