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Updated: April 2, 2018

The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University 早稲田大学坪内博士記念演劇博物館

1-6-1 Nishi Waseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Learn about Japan's love of performing arts through exhibits and interactive experiences

Familiarly known as "Enpaku," the Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum, Waseda University is the only museum in Asia dedicated solely to theatre. It was founded in 1928 as a tribute to Shoyo Tsubouchi, an author, playwright, and the forefather of modern Japanese theater. Located on the main campus of Waseda University, the museum displays costumes, dioramas, posters, and other artifacts covering all facets of the performing arts, both Japanese and international.

As well as a permanent collection, the museum hosts a rotating roster of temporary exhibits, which include regular film screenings and workshops. Admission is free, but if you want to join an event, it's best to reserve a spot online ahead of your visit to avoid missing out.

How to Get There

  • Waseda Sta. | Exit 3B | 7 mins on foot
    Tozai Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
    10:00–19:00 Tue, Fri
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours



Facility Info

  • Restrooms |

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