This tour gives you your very own kabuki guide to explain the history and evolution of this unique stage art. You will appreciate the performance to a greater extent after learning of the finer points and background of the play. Please be aware that kabuki does not normally run on the last five days of the month and the exact days differ slightly month to month so if your desired date is around this time let me know before booking. It will normally be at the Kabuki Theatre (〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座４丁目１２−１５, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, near Higashi Ginza station). We can give you instructions on how to get to the Kabuki Theatre from your hotel.
- All entrance fees included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
What you can expect:
Kabuki is one of the four traditional Japanese stage arts. It originated in the 17th century and was first performed by female dancers though current-day Kabuki has only men. Its highlight is the stylized acting, costumes and grand scale. The most memorable points are the revolving stage and makeup worn by the actors. We will be watching one of the segments of a kabuki play or dance, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours in duration, depending on the play. Sometimes we will be able to watch a one hour play followed by a half hour dance. The program changes monthly. This tour will be run by Sayuki, the first westerner to become a geisha in Japan. Sayuki has been studying the music of the kabuki theatre for a decade. She has lectured in Japanese Studies at both Keio and Waseda Universities in Japan for nearly ten years. She will be able to give some insight into the background of the kabuki theatre, and the specific play being shown, and the artistic traditions behind the plays.
- Entrance fees
- Live entertainment
- Local guide
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation to/from attractions
Additional info: Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible Dress code is casual Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Departure point: We will meet at the Kabuki theatre venue, it is called Kabuki-za
Departure time: 10:30 am or 4:30 pm on any any weekday except Thursday, and except the last five days of the month. If you want to book around this time, please confirm first. If you would like to book weekends please check availability first. This program includes tickets that are bookable on the day and that are cheaper than normal as a result. Occasionally, we will only be able to get tickets for a later time in the day, so best to flexible about plans later in the day.
Duration 2 hours (approx.)
Price 20,000 JPY per group up 4 people (ask for larger groups)