The classical performing art most associated with Osaka is bunraku, which makes dramatic use of highly sophisticated puppets. A visit to the theatre is a half-day event: shows, which include scenes from different plays, top four hours. Too long? Nonreserved, same-day single-act tickets are sold at the venue from 10am. Rent the English-language audio guide (full program/single act ¥700/300).

Shows sell out quickly and single-act tickets are limited.