Kazui's Kabuki-za Gallery & shopping tour

Kabuki performances tend to be about 4 hours long and often involve long queues for one-act tickets, so before you go to all that effort, join this tour of the Kabuki-za Gallery and learn everything you need to know about Kabuki!

The tour begins with a “What is Kabuki?” talk over Japanese tea and sweets at a tea shop with rooftop garden before exploring the Kabuki-za Gallery. Your guide, Kazui, will show you her precious 150 year old woodblock prints!

At the gallery, you will be shown props and costumes used for the shows and enjoy short films of Kabuki performances. There are hands-on activities such as a chance to play the classical instruments. This will give you a wonderful experience if you are unable to attend a live performance. Taking photos and video is allowed.

Finally, we will visit a special Kabuki souvenir and Japanese traditional craft shops! If you are interested in shopping for books in English or woodblock prints of Kabuki, please send your requests in advance.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Chuo City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Kabuki performances tend to be about 4 hours long and often involve long queues for one-act tickets, so before you go to all that effort, join this tour of the Kabuki-za Gallery and learn everything you need to know about Kabuki!

The tour begins with a “What is Kabuki?” talk over Japanese tea and sweets at a tea shop with rooftop garden before exploring the Kabuki-za Gallery. Your guide, Kazui, will show you her precious 150 year old woodblock prints!

At the gallery, you will be shown props and costumes used for the shows and enjoy short films of Kabuki performances. There are hands-on activities such as a chance to play the classical instruments. This will give you a wonderful experience if you are unable to attend a live performance. Taking photos and video is allowed.

Finally, we will visit a special Kabuki souvenir and Japanese traditional craft shops! If you are interested in shopping for books in English or woodblock prints of Kabuki, please send your requests in advance.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kabukiza Theater, 4-12-15, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

The Kabuki talk starts with an explanation of the history of the theatre and your guide will take your photo in front of the theatre if you would like.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kabukiza Tower, 4-12-15, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

We will visit the models of the old theatres and portraits of ancestors of Kabuki actors are displayed on the fourth floor.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jugetsudo Tea Shop & Cafe, Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4-chōme−12−15 歌舞伎座タワー5階

The lecture venue is a Japanese tea shop located in the rooftop Japanese garden designed by famous architect, Kengo Kuma, who also designer of the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. You can choose from various kinds of tea to enjoy a cup during the presentation.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Kabukiza Gallery, 4-12-15 Kabukiza Tower 5F, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

Kabuki-za Gallery is a small museum.
Props and costumes used for the shows are displayed and there are also short movies to watch.
There are “hands-on-spots” where you can experience playing the classical instruments and creating the sound effects of Kabuki.
Taking pictures and videos is allowed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kobikichō Square, 4-chōme-12-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Kabuki themed shopping area on the basement floor of the theatre. We will stroll and stop by the shops.

Duration: 20 minutes