Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Asahi Theater

Built for the masses, this long-established Shinsekai theater has a capacity of 300, sajiki-seki balcony seating, and a hanamichi alley stage, making it a true paragon of classic, intimate venues.

Basic information

A 5-minute walk away from Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Subway Midosuji and Sakaisuji Lines, Asahi Theater in Shinsekai with its 300-person capacity was built for everyday theater-goers. Originally a cinema opened in 1910 next to Tsutenkaku Tower (one of Osaka’s symbols), the structure was renovated and reborn in 1977 as a theatrical venue specializing in theater for the masses. With its sajiki-seki balcony seating and hanamichi alley stage, it truly is the paragon of the classic, intimate theater. Popular troupes from across the country take the stage here, and the venue is packed on a regular basis by theater fans who come to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

  • Location

    〒 556-0002 Bowl SSS Bldg. 2F, 2-1-26 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
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  • Open

    Doors open 10:30
    Day performance 12:00
    Evening performance 17:00
  • Price

    Adults ¥2,000, children ¥1,200, change to balcony seating ¥200
  • Directions

    5-minute walk from Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji and Sakaisuji Lines
    5-minute walk from Shin-Imamiya Station on the JR and Nankai Lines
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  • Barrier Free

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