Suehirotei

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 there’s something to be gained from just soaking up the atmosphere. On Saturday evenings (9.30pm to 11pm) there's a short rakugo program for just ¥500.

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