Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre


in Ginza & Tsukiji

If you love camp, this is for you. The all-female Takarazuka revue, going back to 1914, stages highly stylised musicals in Japanese (English synopses are available) where a mostly female audience swoons over actors, some of whom are in drag.

It's massively popular, so shows often sell out quickly. Fear not: back of the balcony seats (¥2500) with a slightly obscured view and tachimi (standing tickets; ¥1500) are reserved for sale on the day of the show – but get in line early.