National theater
 National theater
 National theater

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It opens for the purpose of preservation of traditional arts of Japan and promotion in 1966.
It comprises large theater, small theater, national variety theater, traditional arts information building and can appreciate a great variety of Japanese traditional arts.
We hold appreciation lesson with commentary for beginner and foreigners.

INFORMATION basics information

  • Address 4-1, Hayabusacho
  • Phone number 03-3265-7411
  • Business hours 10:00-18:00 (booking office)
  • Access subway: Getting off at Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Hanzomon Station
    About 5 minutes on foot from Exit 6 (there is elevator escalator)
    It is about 8 minutes on foot from getting off at Yurakucho Line/Hanzomon Line/Namboku Line Nagatacho Station Exit 4
Regular holiday New Year holidays, the anniversary of the founding (July 1)
Rate It varies according to performances


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  • The appearance assumes square log architecture of Nara, Todai-ji Temple Shoso-in motif.
  • Denchu Hirakushi product "mirror lion" (Tokyo national modern museum storehouse) is placed in large theater lobby in the front and receives the audience who came for appreciation by traditional arts. There is chandelier which modelled Brahma the Creator on ceiling and brings up lobby into still more gorgeous space.
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Large theater seat which is about 1,500 seats is from where in third-floor seat and can see seven to three of elevated passageway leading to the stage, and it is structure deserving to be if we appreciate traditional arts.
When we stage puppet ballad drama bunraku in small theater, floor is placed in form to project into seat, and a sense of reality increases.

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