Tokyo Sights

Kabuki-za (Kabuki Theater)

  • 4–12–15 Ginza
  • Chuo-ku
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Soon after the Meiji Restoration and its enforced exile in Asakusa, Kabuki began to reestablish itself in this part of the city. The first Kabuki-za was built in 1889, with a European facade. In 1912 the Kabuki-za was taken over by the Shochiku theatrical management company, which replaced the old theater building in 1925, damaged during World War II but restored soon thereafter. The most recent iteration of the building retains its classic architecture—until one notices the looming office building coming out of the middle. The interior has been vastly improved, though. Tickets are sold only at the theater's ticket booth. Reservations by phone are recommended. If you want to see what all of the hype is about, this is the place to see a Kabuki show. English Earphone Guides are available for a small fee and provide explanations and comments in English about the performance.

Sight Information


4–12–15 Ginza, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, Japan



Sight Details:

  • ¥2,500–¥17,000
  • Box office daily 10–4, matinees 11–3:45, evening shows 4:30–9

Published 10/27/2015


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Tokyo

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss


No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.