Kabukiza Theater in Ginza is the principal theater in Tokyo for the traditional kabuki drama form. The Kabukiza Theater first opened on this site in 1889. Kabukiza Theater re-opened in late 2013 after extensive renovations and the construction of a twenty nine story modern building behind the fašade to house the new theater and commercial office space. The original Kabukiza theatre building was constructed in 1889 on the current site, conly to be destroyed by fire in 1921. While the replacement building was still under construction, it was damaged by the 1923 Kanto earthquake, but was completed in 1924. This was later was destroyed in World War Two. In 1951 a replacement theater was opened in which to continue the city's finest traditional Kabuki.
4-12-15, Ginza District, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture.
Higashi Ginza Station on the Hibiya Line or Asakusa Line. Ginza Station on the Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya subway Lines.
Kabukiza Theater Map including surrounding attractions.
Author: Craig Fryer