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Updated: October 1, 2019

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 City, 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 one of only a handful of museums worldwide 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, 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 sometimes necessary to reserve a spot online ahead of your visit to avoid missing out.

How to Get There

  • Waseda StationTozai LineExit 3B7 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    MondaysWednesdaysThursdaysSaturdaysSundays

    10:00-19:00
    TuesdaysFridays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days: Irregular

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • Restrooms

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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