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Updated: October 6, 2023

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

Commonly known as "Enpaku," the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University is one of only a handful of museums worldwide dedicated solely to theater. It was established in 1928 by a diverse group of volunteers as a tribute to Shoyo Tsubouchi, whose 70th birthday was that same year, commemorating his 40 volume translation of the complete collection of Shakespeare which he had dedicated half his life to achieving. Located on the main campus of Waseda University, the museum displays costumes, posters, and other items 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 and special exhibits, and even offers drama classes 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


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00


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



Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas

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