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Enjoy Japanese puppet theater, Bunraku

Experience hosted by Tatsuko

5.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Bunraku is praised worldwide as a very sophisticated puppet theater art. It is a highly collaborative performance art that synchronizes narrative recitation, shamisen music, and puppetry. In this experience, we’ll go to the National Theater to see Bunraku, and I will choose the best show currently playing. I will guide you around the traditional performing arts information center, and then you can watch the show with English captions. After the performance, I will take you backstage to meet a puppeteer.

What's included

  • Food
    I will provide a lunch box in the theater's restaurant.
  • Tickets
    Ticket to Bunraku in the National Theater
  • Equipment
    I will arrange for you to use an English caption device during the show.

Meet your host, Tatsuko

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • Identity verified
When I first saw traditional Japanese plays, I became fascinated by Japanese art. I left my busy career in information technology to become a promoter of traditional Japanese culture and a cultural coordinator to introduce our wonderful culture to others—including Bunraku. I’m also a certified teacher of the art of Japanese incense, to share the art of incense and help others relax.
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From $215
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

We'll meet at the National Theater near Hanzo-mon Station. From there we’ll watch and enjoy the world of Bunraku.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.