Comedy in Asakusa & Sumida River

Asakusa Engei Hall

Asakusa was once full of theatres like this one, where traditional rakugo (comedic monologues) and other forms of comedy are performed. There are also jugglers, magicians and the like. It’s all in Japanese, but the …
Comedy in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo


This is one of the very few remaining yose (vaudeville) theatres in Tokyo. Shows feature 18 acts, of which more than half are rakugo (comedic monologue). You’ll need pretty good Japanese to follow along, though ther…