Kabuki is a classical style Japanese dance-drama theater that is an age old tradition in Tokyo. Many theaters are located throughout the city center for these wonderful art displays. The characters are overdone, with elaborate makeup, and are highly dramatic. If you are visiting, or staying for an extended period of time, you would be remiss to not partake in this age old tradition. Japanese theaters are a time honored tradition, that is highly enjoyable, and definitely something that should not be missed while visiting.

Kabuki Theatre

Address Ginza 4-12-15, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061Map
Description Kabuki is a traditional form of Japanese theater ? drama with song and dance and mime. It is characterized by over-exaggerated acting and heavy elaborate make-up and wigs. One of the three classic forms of Japanese theater, it is today performed exclusively by male actors. Attending a Kabuki show is more than just watching a play; it is an unforgettable experience. There are two theaters dedicated to Kabuki in Tokyo ? the Kabukiza and the Shimbashi Enbujo.

Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre

Address Ginza 6-18-2, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan 104-0061Map
Description If you are travelling to the Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre on the train, leave the Higashi Ginza Station at exit 6and make the short walk. For those only fluent in English, an English synopsis of each play can be purchased at the information desk. Understanding of Japanese is not vital for enjoying a play; the beauty will suffice in providing you with an amazing experience of the theatre. Lunch boxes are sold at the venue, which may be eaten during the intermission.

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