This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of Kabuki in a private group before going to the theatre and taking your place in the best available seats which we selected for you based on our experience. The lecture is more detailed and comprehensive at 1 hour 20 minutes as opposed to the 40 minutes regular tour and premium tour lecture. However if you would have a shorter tour, please feel free to let us know your requested meeting time!
This is a private and personalized tour especially for you and your group.
Both Kabuki-za theatre tours and The National Theatre tours are available.
★NEW★ “Enjoy a guided Kabuki performance” service
This is explained at the bottom of this page.
This private tour will be tailored to your interests and knowledge. We cater for any type of group including but not limited to: families with children, Kabuki first-timers, seasoned theatre goers, theatre specialists etc.
We offer you the following services package:
▪We help you navigate the exclusively Japanese performance schedules so you can relax and enjoy.
▪We help identify the best show for you based on your interests and schedule.
▪We purchase the best available tickets in each grade for you.
▪In a pre-performance talk, we provide you with handouts with interesting information to maximize your enjoyment of Kabuki. This can include the play(s) synopsis, Kabuki basics and history, notes on the best bits to look out for in the show, background information about the actors, dining options and the snacks and souvenirs to look out for during intermissions.
Matinee (11am show), The Kabuki-za Theatre
-Meeting time: 9:00am*
-Explanation about the theatre and lecture over Japanese tea and sweets: 9:10am－10:30am
-Show starts at 11am
*If you would like to have a shorter talk, the meeting time will be 9:30am.
The evening show show (4:30pm show), The Kabuki-za Theatre
-Meeting time: 2:30pm*
-Explanation about the theatre and lecture over Japanese tea and sweets: 2:40pm－4:00pm
-Show starts at 4:30pm
*If you would like to have a shorter talk, the meeting time will be 3:00pm.
-12,000 yen / group of people (one).
-19,000 yen / group of people (two).
-26,000 yen / group of people (three).
-If the number of people is four or more, the cost will be 26,000 yen plus 7,000 yen per person thereafter.
For large group, we would like to give discount.
-Please note the ticket fee is not included. The tour fee includes ticket handling, English summaries, handouts, Kabuki visual presentation over Japanese tea and sweets.
-Total fee is tour fee plus ticket fee.
Ticket fee, The Kabuki-za theatre
Box: 20,000 yen, First grade: 18,000 yen, Second grade: 14,000 yen, 3A grade: 6,000 yen, 3B grade: 4,000 yen.
The above is based on the regular schedules and ticket fees of the Kabuki-za theatre. These may be exceptions.
For the details of the National Theatre private tour, please feel to contact us!
★NEW！ “Enjoy a guided Kabuki performance” service
Unfortunately, English subtitle devices are not currently available.
Accordingly, we have just started our new service: “Enjoy a Kabuki performance with your tour guide” service for people who attend our private tour. If you apply for our private tour, for the price of an extra ticket for your guide, get a guided performance service free!
During the performance, your guide will enhance your Kabuki experience by siting with you showing you notes, pointing out highlights and special not-to-miss details. The service is highly recommended to people who are unsure about attending a show without the aid of an English subtitle device. Your guide will also escort you to your seats and provide a walking tour inside the theatre before the show and during the intermission and answer any questions you may have.
Content of “Enjoy a guided Kabuki performance” service:
-The same content of a private tour*
-Escort service to your seat
-Walking tour of inside the theatre before the show and during intermission
-Assistant service during the show, showing notes etc. (Talking during the show is not allowed).
*content of private tour: ticket handling, handouts, English summaries and one and a half hour pre-performance lecture over coffee/tea at coffee shop
Meeting time: 2 hours or 1 and a half our before the performance time
Duration: Until the first or second intermission (Please note the guide will not stay the entire show)
Fee: the same fee of private tour + additional ticket for tour guide
Tours are available on request. To check tour availability and make bookings, please contact us.
Kabuki experiences at theatre, Kabuki-za Gallery etc.
Additional service, lecture over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop
Lecture location for a big group: Japanese tea shop or lecture room