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  • 1. Akasaka Blitz

    Akasaka | Music

    Eclectic performances at this artsy music venue range from Japanese rock to Korean and Japanese pop to visual-kei (visual-style) groups, who...Read More

  • 2. Asagaya Jazz Street Festival

    Greater Tokyo | Festivals

    Held the last weekend of October, this predominantly mainstream festival takes places in some less-than-mainstream venues, ranging from a Shinto...Read More

  • 3. Bunkamura

    Shibuya-ku | Film

    This complex has two movie theaters that tend to screen French and foreign films; a concert, opera, and classic ballet auditorium (Orchard Hall...Read More

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  • 4. Bunkyo Civic Hall

    Bunkyo-ku | Music

    This three-story, city-run performance hall showcases classical music and ballet, opera, dance, and drama. Visitors might be especially interested...Read More

  • 5. Eurospace

    Shibuya-ku | Film

    One of the best venues for art-house films in Japan screens independent European and Asian hits and small-scale Japanese movies. Directors and...Read More

  • 6. Kabuki-za

    Chuo-ku | Theater

    This legendary theater opened in 1889 was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1923, air raids in 1945, and again a few years ago. The new theater...Read More

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  • 7. Kanze Noh-gakudo

    Ginza | Theater

    This is among the most important of the Noh family schools in Japan, and the current iemoto (head) of the school is the 26th in his line....Read More

  • 8. Kioi Hall

    Akasaka | Music

    Behind Hotel New Otani stands this relatively small concert venue, which showcases both performances of Western classical music, such as piano...Read More

  • 9. National Noh Theater

    Shibuya-ku | Theater

    One of the few public halls to host Noh performances, this theater provides basic English-language summaries of the plots at performances. Individual...Read More

  • 10. New National Theater and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

    Shinjuku-ku | Music

    With its 1,632-seat main auditorium, this venue nourishes Japan's fledgling efforts to make a name for itself in the world of opera. The Opera...Read More

  • 11. NHK Hall


    The home base for the Japan Broadcasting Corporation's NHK Symphony Orchestra, known as N-Kyo, is probably the auditorium most familiar to Japanese...Read More

  • 12. Shimbashi Enbujo

    Ginza | Theater

    Dating to 1925, this theater was built for the geisha of the Shimbashi quarter to present their spring and autumn performances of traditional...Read More

  • 13. Sumida Triphony Hall


    Home to New Japan Philharmonic, the venue is mostly for Western classical music, chamber music, and piano recitals. It has many programs by...Read More

  • 14. Suntory Hall

    Roppongi | Music

    This lavishly appointed concert auditorium in the Ark Hills complex has probably the best acoustics in the city, and its great location allows...Read More

  • 15. Takarazuka

    Chiyoda-ku | Theater

    Japan's all-female theater troupe was founded in the Osaka suburb of Takarazuka in 1913 and has been going strong ever since. Today it has not...Read More

  • 16. Ticket Pia


    If your hotel can't help you with concert and performance bookings, call Ticket Pia or visit their shops around Tokyo, including two at Narita...Read More

  • 17. Toho Cinemas Hibiya

    Ginza | Film

    With a design that evokes images of the golden days of film, Toho's premier "movie palace" attempts to bring back the days when moviegoing was...Read More

  • 18. Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi | Film

    This complex provides good comfort along with its nine screens, and about 2,100 seats that include "first-class" VIP seats. It also has an extra...Read More

  • 19. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

    Taito-ku | Music

    In the 1960s and '70s this hall was one of the city's premier showcases for classical ballet, orchestral music, and visiting soloists. It still...Read More

  • 20. Tokyo Dome

    Chiyoda-ku | Amusement Parks

    A 45,852-seat sports arena, the dome also hosts big-name Japanese pop acts as well as the occasional international star. ...Read More

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