Kongo Nohgakudo


Art & Leisure



The Kongo Noh school, one of the nation’s big five, has been performing for 26 generations. Their art form may draw only a fraction of the support it once enjoyed, but in 2003 the family opened this splendid 420-seat theatre in a purpose-built piece of modern architecture. Their 100-show-a-year schedule is prolific by Noh standards, and English-language plot summaries and even occasional simultaneous translations help make things more accessible. Still, given the notoriously glacial pace of performances, you’ll be glad the seats are so comfy.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


590 Totsumae-cho, Karasuma Dori, Ichijo-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Imadegawa station (Karasuma line).

Telephone 075 441 7222

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Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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