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Updated: November 2, 2022

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Open-air Noh Performances (Mori no Takigi Noh) 新宿御苑森の薪能

(Shinjuku Gyoen a landscape garden)11 Naitomachi Shinjuku-ku Tokyo *Entry through Okido-mon Gate only
Late September 2023

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is located in the heart of Tokyo and boasts a formal garden, a landscape garden and a traditional Japanese garden. One of Japan's most prominent Western-style gardens created in the Meiji era, Shinjuku Gyoen offers types of scenery that cannot be seen in many other places in Japan.

Shinjuku Gyoen's annual Mori no Takigi Noh event is a spectacular example of both traditional Noh drama and traditional kyogen (Japanese comedy), all set within the beautiful confines of the garden's woods. The performance area is lit by burning torches, making for a truly spellbinding evening. On one Wednesday in mid-October, Shinjuku Gyoen is kept open late specifically for this event, allowing you a rare glimpse of the garden at night. Take advantage of this opportunity to see top performers in a one-of-a-kind setting!

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station | Exit 2 | 5 min on foot
    Marunouchi Line


Your current location:

Western Tokyo



Opening Hours

  • Doors open:18:00
    Service start:18:45
    Performance ends:21:00 (approximate)
  • If it rains, the event will be held in the large hall of the Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future.


S seat : 8,500 yen / A seat : 7,000 yen / B seat : 5,000 yen

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.