A Workshop So Appealing Even Beginners Can Enjoy Kabuki #ct1000069
- Watch authentic kabuki within the historic halls of a 130-year-old Kabuki-za Theatre
- Get all the answers to the history and culture of Kabuki during a talk with Mr. Munakata, established writer and Kabuki expert
- One-of-a-kind souvenirs and must-have gifts await in the neighboring, Kabuki-themed stores
4 hour total
2 〜 5
You can say that I am a fan of all things Japanese. I gravitate towards traditional Japanese arts. Kabuki, bunraku, rakugo - you name it, I love it.
In particular, I am passionate about kabuki. My lifelong fascination with this art form began when my parents brought me to watch kabuki shows from a young age. I was in awe at how kabuki, with its colorful characters and larger-than-life storylines, captured the essence of 400 years of rich Japanese tradition.
And I have not looked back since. Presently, I am a prolific writer who specializes in kabuki. Not only have my writings appeared in magazines like FRaU and on the hugely popular daily living website All About, but they have even been broadcast on the radio. Not one to rest on my laurels, I also give lectures on how parents can enjoy kabuki with their children.
Join me on this tour and enrich your mind with intriguing insights on kabuki!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Keen to watch a kabuki show, but apprehensive that you will not get much out of the experience? Fret not, for my event will answer your prayers! You will first gather with other participants - kept at a cap of five people to allow for more intimate interaction - at the Kabuki-za Theatre in Higashi-Ginza. Once there, I will guide you on how to buy a single act ticket and give you a thorough explanation of the show you will be watching. With your mind prepared, you will be able to understand better the characters' motivations and by extension, the intricacies of human nature. This single act lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, so it is the perfect way to get acquainted with kabuki. Who knows, you may just like it enough to watch the full show another day. Many people have the misconception that kabuki is very high-brow, but my event will help you appreciate and enjoy kabuki easily!
Meet your host!
Meet your host, Yoko, at the Ginza Kabukiza Theatre.
Get your tickets
Chat with Yoko while you line up for tickets. She is a wealth of information on Japanese literature and performance art. (People can only buy one ticket each so everyone must line up. Your ticket is included in the tour price.)
Take a stroll around the Kabuki-za
Yoko will give you a guided tour around the area. She'll show you all the stores most people don't know about!
Visit Higashi-Ginza Station
There's plenty of stores here so it's a great place for a bit of souvenir shopping.
Tour the Kabukiza gallery
Visit the Kabukiza Gallery (entry fee is included in the tour). This gallery is full of props used in Kabuki and is a great photo opportunity!
If you have time before the show you can enjoy a quick snack. (This cost isn't included.)
(10:00 〜 14:00)
Take the Marunouchi Line to Higashi Ginza st (approx. 20 min from Shinjuku st.)
Take the Marunouchi Line to Higashi Ginza st. (approx 10 min from Tokyo st)
2 〜 5
Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Included in the Price
Interpreter, Kabuki Show Tickets, Kabukiza Gallery Entrance, Insurance
Things to bring
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Higashi Ginza Station [H09] "Kabukiza" in front of exit 3 front set
⚠️Due to the theatre play schedule, the time of the experience may Vary. The experience time will be sent to you via Email.
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.
MEET UP HERE !
I Enjoyed a day experiencing a traditional Dance-Drama show with a tour of learning behind the scenes elements of creating natural sound and props in the Museum. It was mind-boggling to see characters in their make up and the performance which requires the skill of a martial art master. I was well informed of the story line and I enjoyed story in the most traditional setting and the theater hall itself is mesmerizing and grand. This tour is a must for anyone who is interested to dive into the historical period in a most dramatic way. Thank you Tabica for the Experience + Tour.See moreSee less