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Updated: March 22, 2022

Yarai Noh-Theater 矢来能楽堂

60 Yaraicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

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Classic Japanese theater at its finest

On every second Sunday of the month, you can go see a traditional Noh performance at the Yarai Noh-Theater. Relocated and reconstructed in 1952, the theater is home to the Kansei Kyukokai troupe. It is the second oldest Noh theater in the city and has been awarded special status for its important cultural value.

If you opt to see a performance at the theater, the staff will give you a simple pamphlet in English which helps to understand the art. Even though there are no English subtitles or audio guides, the exotic costumes and carved masks make it more than worthwhile.

How to Get There

  • Kagurazaka StationTozai LineYarai Exit2 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

    *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule
  • Closing days: Irregular



Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas
  • Japanese

Information on COVID-19 prevention measures

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