Fodor's Expert Review Minami-za

Eastern Kyoto Theater

The renovated Minami-za theater, the oldest in Japan, hosts Kabuki performances most of the year. Even the mounted posters announcing the plays here are beautifully rendered. The typical Kabuki performance can last up to four hours; there are two shows daily. Box lunches are the choice meal during a play so that one does not miss anything. Front downstairs seats are often occupied by the “who's who” of the world of maiko and geiko.

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Shijo Kamogawa
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  605-0075, Japan


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