National Bunraku Theatre

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  • Address: Japan, 〒542-0073 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nipponbashi, 1−12−10
  • Phone: +81-662122531
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Stage Show, Theatre, Family And Kids

Bunraku puppet theatre is one of Japan's finest cultural offerings. This facility serves as the headquarters of the art form in Japan, which is fitting, as Osaka has been the Bunraku capital for centuries. The shows involve a puppeting team, musicians, and a narrator. Performances are usually held only on specific months, for three weeks at a time. These are January, April, June, July, August and November. Non-Japanese theatre-goers can avail themselves of English audio-guides with recordings that are perfectly synced to the performance. There are two halls, one for the main shows and the other for related arts performances. Check the theatre website for performance schedules.

Entrance Ticket Details For National Bunraku Theatre

  • English Audio guides: 700 yen
  • Prices depend on the show and are usually for about 1000 yen.

National Bunraku Theatre Hours

  • Opening hours depend on show schedules. Check theatre website.

How to Reach National Bunraku Theatre

  • Sakaisuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line stop Nippombashi Station.
  • Midosuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line, Yotsubashi Line stop Namba Station.
  • Bus 73 stop Nihonbashi chome (bus).

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  • National Bunraku Theatre Address: Japan, 〒542-0073 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nipponbashi, 1−12−10
  • National Bunraku Theatre Contact Number: +81-662122531
  • Time required to visit National Bunraku Theatre: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 1.58% of people who visit Osaka include National Bunraku Theatre in their plan

  • 32.35% of people start their National Bunraku Theatre visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Bunraku Theatre

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Bunraku Theatre

People normally club together Museum Of Oriental Ceramics and Shinsekai while planning their visit to National Bunraku Theatre.

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  • does Osaka Bunraku theater have performances in November 2023

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  • Any puppet performances March 20-22 2023 osaka?

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  • Will there be any performances at the National Bunraku Theater in May 2023?

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