I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.
I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.
Today‘s target is…..Kabuki!
I introduce where and how you enjoy kabuki in Tokyo.
Kabuki is a traditional dramatic art which fused together
traditional music and dance.
It was developed in the 17th century.
At first, it was performed by women, but Edo shogunate who is the military government at that time
prohibited women from performing kabuki at the reason of public morals.
Even now all roles are played by male actors.
Female characters are also played by male actors.
Actors who play female roles are called “Onnagata”.
The origin of the name, “kabuki” is an old Japanese word, “kabuku” which means eccentric actions.
What’s the feature of Kabuki?
Makeup and Costumes
Kabuki originally means eccentric actions, so the makeup and costumes are also eccentric!!
Kumadori is exaggerated makeup worn by Kabuki actors.
It consists of red and black lines over white foundation.
The costumes are usually kimonos.
They are designed based on clothes in the Edo period (1603-1868)
Kabuki actors take stylized poses when their emotions reach a climax.
The action is called “mie”.
They stare in a state of rest.
How to enjoy kabuki?
1.Where can you see kabuki?
Kabukiza theater in Ginza
If you don’t have enough time, you can see only one part of a play.
If you want to see just one part of a story, you can get the tickets
at Box office on the first floor.
*Children under 7 years old are not allowed to enter.
*They don’t accept credit cards. They accept only cash.
*Once you purchase tickets, they don’t refund.
They have English guide, so you don’t need to worry about languages! (audio or caption)
2.How to get tickets?
You can get tickets on the website as below.
You need to sign up before you get ones.
Please check how to sign up.
If you don’t understand Japanese, don’t worry!
English “Earphone Guide” which is a translation machine is available.
You can rent one at the 4th floor.
More info about Ginza area
Ginza is one of the famous shopping area in Tokyo.
Why don’t you enjoy shopping, too??
If you need a help, our guide can.
Also our guide will make your trip amazing!
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How to get to the nearest station?
The nearest station if Ginza station.
From Shinjuku station
|Shinjuku Sta.||→||Ginza Sta.||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line|
From Asakusa station
|Asakusa||→||Ginza||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line|
From Narita Airport
|Narita Airport||→||Tokyo||JR Narita Line|
|Tokyo||→||Ginza||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line|
I recommend you to use the Route App.↓
Some hotels near Ginza station are available.
Please select a language on the top bar↓
The Prime Pod GINZA TOKYO
Tokyu Stay Ginza
Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza
Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza
Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo
Hotel Gracery Ginza
Hotel Monterey Ginza
If you need more information,
please visit Booking.com.