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Guided In-Depth Kabuki Tour in Tokyo

2019.01.28

Introduction

With this program you will be given a overview and additional insight, giving you a better understanding of a Kabuki performance.
Watch one of Japan's fascinating, traditional performing arts, Kabuki, and learn in more depth about the art before watching the performance!

Kabuki compared to many other traditional performing arts in Japan, is fairly easy to access.
However in most cases with just the audio/visual guides, it is difficult to understand the meaning of the actors movements and the story that they want to tell.
With this program you will also be receiving a pre-performance talk, which includes the Kabuki basics and history, notes on the best bits to look out for in the show, background information about the actors, dining options and the snacks and souvenirs to look out for during intermissions.

If you are thinking of getting into Japanese performance art, then this program is perfect for you!

Highlights
-See the variety of unique acting techniques - such as Onnagata: male actors who specialize in performing female roles
-Be with a Kabuki expert English-speaking guide
-Enjoy many elaborate costumes and wigs
-Traditional Japanese music performed live including “Tsuke” (wooden clappers) and other instruments unique to Japan
-Watch "Mawaributai", the revolving stage which originated in Japan in Kabuki!
-Get a deeper appreciation of the art form

When booking, please read below of which program you wish to do.
There are in total 3 different programs, and time and cost varies.

1. Standard Program (Matinee + evening show)
Guiding fee plus Kabuki ticket fee
Price per person
Box Seat: 33,400 yen
First Class Seat: 30,700 yen
Second Class Seat: 25,400 yen
Upper Tier A: 15,000 yen
Upper Tier B: 12,000 yen

2. Premium Program (Matinee)
Guiding fee, Kabuki ticket fee plus Kabukiza Gallery guided tour
Price per person
Box Seat: 35,000 yen
First Class Seat: 32,000 yen
Second Class Seat: 26,700 yen
Upper Tier A: 16,000 yen
Upper Tier B: 13,400 yen

3. Premium Program (Evening Show)
Guiding fee, Kabuki ticket fee plus Kabukiza Gallery guided tour
Price per person
Box Seat: 36,000 yen
First Class Seat: 33,400 yen
Second Class Seat: 28,000 yen
Upper Tier A: 17,400 yen
Upper Tier B: 14,700 yen

Please see the seating chart below (You can zoom in if you hover over the bottom right corner)


A point to notice:
Due to popularity, there is a chance that the ticket seat you requested may not be available. In this case a different seating type will be suggested.

For more information please see below.

Tour Detail

Tour Style

There may be other participants
There will be an English speaking guide

Group Size

Standard Program (Matinee + evening show)
Min. 1 person
Recommended tour size is 8 people or less; if you have a large group of 8 or more please contact tour provider in advance.

Premium Program (Matinee)
Min. 1 person
Max. 4 persons

Standard Program (evening show)
Min. 1 person
Recommended tour size is 8 people or less; if you have a large group of 8 or more please contact tour provider in advance.

Duration

Standard Program (Matinee + evening show): 1 hour 10 minutes plus performance time

Premium Program (Matinee): 1 hour 40 minutes plus performance time

Premium Program (Evening show): 1 hour 40 minutes plus performance time

Meeting Point

In front of the small shrine located on the right-hand corner of the Kabuki-za Theatre.
Address: 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo.

Map

Operating Day

Every month / 5th to the 25th

Tour Itinerary

Start Time
Standard Program
Matinee - Tour: 9:30AM Show: 11:00AM~
Evening - Tour: 3:00PM Show: 4:30PM~

Premium Program
Matinee - Tour: 9:00AM Show: 11:00AM~
Evening - Tour: 2:30PM Show: 4:30PM~

What's Included

-Kabuki ticket fee
-English speaking Kabuki expert guide
-Pre-performance lecture 
-Handouts including English play(s) synopsis
-Japanese tea and sweets (regular Matinee + evening tours and premium evening tours)
-Or coffee or tea (premium Matinee tour)

What's Not Included

-Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

-Min. age is 6 years old.

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Once the ticket has been issued any cancellation will result in 100% of the ticket charge
However, cancellation of the guided tour may be cancelled without a charge up to 9 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 8 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Before 8 days: 20% of the program charge
- Between 7 days to 1 day prior to the booking date: 50% of the program charge
- Cancellation on the booking date: 100% of the program charge
- Cancellation after the starting time or no show: 100% of the program charge
*Time is in JST.