Kanamaru-za playhouse

Interesting
During the Edo period, playhouses, markets, lotteries and sumo matches entertained the pilgrims come to worship at the temple at Kotohira. Built in 1835, Kanamuru-za is the oldest remaining kabuki playhouse in Japan. Visitors can go backstage and admire the ingenious revolving wooden stage from the wings. Performances are occasionally staged in season (April-mid May).

Useful information

Address:

940-0038 Kotohira

Price:

500 JPY

Opening hours

9am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Kotohira-gu shrine (Konpira-san) Kotohira-gu shrine (Konpira-san)
Kotohira-gu shrine (Konpira-san)
Kotohira
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