Tokyo Sights

Suzumoto (Suzumoto Gekijo)

  • 2–7–12 Ueno
  • Ueno
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Originally built around 1857 for Japanese comic-monologue performances called rakugo and since rebuilt, the 285-seat Suzumoto is the oldest theater operation of its kind in Tokyo. The theater is on Chuo-dori, a few blocks north of the Ginza Line's Ueno Hiroko-ji stop. For a slice of traditional pop culture, rakugo at Suzumoto is worth seeing, even if you don't understand a word.

Sight Information

Address:

2–7–12 Ueno, Taitō-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 110-0005, Japan

Phone:

03-3834–5906

Website: www.rakugo.or.jp

Sight Details:

  • ¥2,800
  • Continual performances daily 12:30–4:30 and 5:30–8:40

Published 10/27/2015

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