Kabukiza Theater: Discover Kabuki– Traditional Japanese Culture

Updated October 15, 2019

The Kabukiza Theater in Ginza is a popular traditional Japanese kabuki venue where classic architecture and artistry merge into an incredible experience.

Kabuki theater is one of those things you’ll probably want to check off the bucket-list when visiting Japan.

It’s a cultural icon of Japan. The white painted faces with ornamented hair and intricate costumes – telling story in a strange mix of music and tradition.

It’s a blast to experience the Japanese culture this way.


I love this quote from the Wikipedia entry for kabuki: “The individual kanji, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as ‘the art of singing and dancing’.

Kabukiza 2 min walk from Higashi-Ginza Station

+Expect to spend between ¥1,400-¥2,500 per person, depending on the time you go (afternoon/early evening shows are the most expensive).

+Of all the traditional performing arts in Japan, Kabuki may be the most casual to watch. Tokyo offers some of the best Kabuki performances in Japan. How about enjoying a performance today?

This article is a beginner’s guide to Kabuki theater. It is filled with tips regarding tickets, how to enjoy the performance and things to watch out for.MATCHA



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