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.



What’s Kabuki?

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.

Ticket Web Shochiku


You need to sign up before you get ones.

Please check how to sign up.

If you are new to our site


3.English “Earphone-Guide”

If you don’t understand Japanese, don’t worry!
English “Earphone Guide” which is a translation machine is available.

English Earphone-Guide

You can rent one at the 4th floor.

Full Program ¥1,000
Single Play ¥500


More info about Ginza area

Ginza is one of the famous shopping area in Tokyo.

Why don’t you enjoy shopping, too??


Ginza Guide ~What’s the local recommend in Ginza?


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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

Route app
I recommend you to use the Route App.↓

Japan Travel-Route, Map, JR


Hotel Info

Some hotels near Ginza station are available.

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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.