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Updated: April 2, 2018

National Theatre 国立劇場

4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Experience kabuki, Noh and Bunraku at the National Theatre

The National Theatre consists of three halls in central Tokyo where you can see performances of Kabuki, Noh, traditional Buyo dance, folk performing arts, gagaku court music, Bunraku puppet theater and more. It opened in 1966 with the purpose of preserving Japanese traditional performing arts.

Performances of various kinds are held throughout the year. The gorgeous grounds of the National Theatre of Japan are also worth a visit, especially during the springtime cherry blossom viewing season.

The theater is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and is operated by the Japan Arts Council.

How to Get There

  • Hanzomon Sta. | Exit 6 | 5 mins on foot
    Hanzomon Line
  • Nagatacho Sta. | Exit 4 | 8 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line | Hanzomon Line | Namboku Line
  • Yotsuya Sta. | 15 mins on foot
    JR Chuo Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–18:00 Mon–Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours


Discounts available for students, disabled visitors, groups

Cash | Visa | JCB | MasterCard | AMEX | UnionPay |

Ticket prices vary by performance

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | Parking |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Accessible restrooms | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | Folding bed for adults | Accessible communication formats |

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