Shimbashi Embujō Theatre
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Shimbashi Embujō Theatre information
Lonely Planet review
While Ginza’s storied Kabuki-za Theatre is being rebuilt until 2013, corporate owner Shōchiku will mainly stage the plays at its Embujō Theatre. A full performance of traditional kabuki comprises three or four acts (usually from different plays) over an afternoon or an evening (typically 11am to 3.30pm or 4.30pm to 9pm), with long intervals between; English translation is available on rental earphones for ¥650. If four-plus hours sounds too long, you can always leave at the intermission. Since some acts tend to be more popular than others, enquire ahead as to which to catch, and arrive well in advance.