Built in Kotohira in 1835, Kanamaruza Theater is Japan's oldest surviving, complete kabuki playhouse. Now and then, it still stages kabuki performances.
The theater is open to visitors who can explore Kanamaruza's audience hall, stage, and dressing rooms when no shows are held. Be sure to check out the basement to see the workings of the human-powered rotating stage and trapdoors used by actors to dramatically enter and exit performances.
A similar historical kabuki theater, Uchiko-za, is located in Uchiko in nearby Ehime Prefecture.
Schedule & cost
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Irregularly for performances and maintenance
Admission: 500 yen
Kanamaruza Theater is located about a 10 to 15 minute walk from JR Kotohira and Kotoden Kotohira Stations, and about 200 meters off the approach to Kompirasan Shrine.
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Otsu 1241, Kotohira, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa, 766-0001