The National Noh Theatre


Performing Arts



This theatre, run by the Japan Arts Council, stages performances of Noh and kyogen – both performance arts UNESCO designated Intangible Cultural Property. It’s located in a quiet area, a five minute walk from Sendagaya Station - the perfect environment for appreciating Noh. The Noh stage was built from 400 year-old bishu-hinoki cypress trees. The theatre is designed to be open on three sides, with the main stage surrounded by four pillars at its centre. Seating for 627 spreads out from the stage in a fan shape. Each seat has a personal subtitling system which can be changed from Japanese to English with the touch of a button – all performances, with the exception of a few, use the system. The theatre complex also includes a restaurant called Himawari, a shop and a reading room.


4-18-1 Sendagaya, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Transport Sendagaya Station (Chuo, Sobu lines) or Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station (Oedo line)

Telephone 03 3423 1331


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

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