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National Bunraku Theatre

Japan's best venue for the mesmerising art of bunraku, puppet theatre closely associated with Osaka. Performances can last all day, with two multiple-act parts up to 4½ hours each (acts are often unrelated). Too lon…
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Osaka Nōgaku Hall

A five-minute walk east of Osaka Station, this theatre stages nō (stylised dance-drama) shows about twice a month. Look for the relief of a nō actor holding a fan on the facade.
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Shin-Kabuki-za Theatre

Reconstruction of Osaka's historic kabuki theatre, now a venue for plays, musicals, concerts and Japanese period dramas.
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Shochiku-za Theatre

Osaka's venue for kabuki. Unfortunately the earphone guide with simultaneous translation is not available.