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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Osaka Shochiku-za

A theater for performing arts, mainly for kabuki but including musicals and many other forms. There are many excellent restaurants with various specialties in the basement.

Basic information

The theater underwent major renovations which were completed in 1997. Preserving its characteristic front exterior walls, called the Arc de Triomphe of Dotombori, it is now a new theater with two stories underground and eight stories above ground, all designed to handle a wide range of programs making full use of the latest stage equipment but based on the traditional dignified stage layout of Kabuki. Providing the audience with a good view of the stage was the primary concern when the theater was remodeled, and the renovated theater now seats 1,033 people. It is fully equipped with the latest performance devices, including Japan's fastest revolving stage, a suspension rail attached to the ceiling, and an elevating stage. Three to five different Kabuki performances are put on here annually, including the Shinshun Dai Kabuki (New Year's Great Kabuki).

  • Location

    〒 542-0071 1-9-19 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Tel

  • Closed

    Varies by performance
  • Open

    Varies by performance
  • Price

    Varies by performance
  • Directions

    1-minute walk from exit 14 of Namba Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
  • URL

  • Restaurant Available
  • Barrier Free

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