Modern Kyogen (Noh) Comedy Performance in Tokyo

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Amusing historic theater made for modern audience

Reviewed by: Jasmine, 2015/10/16

A great opportunity to see a historical Japanese theater performance in a real Noh theater. At first, I was worried I wouldn't understand a thing with my limited knowledge of Japanese, but they were kind enough to do a simple and very entertaining explanation of the general story. All the comical gestures and actions made it very easy to comprehend.
If you come early, you can enjoy small appetizers and drinks with a DJ. I have to say it was cool to see an elderly DJ with a traditional haori, hakama and headphones! I also joined the back stage tour and got to learn more about how the theater functioned. It was definitely a very memorable way to enjoy the night out in Tokyo!


  • Beautiful Noh theater


  • Check out what goes on behind the stage.


  • Small appetizers you can order before the show

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Good opportunity to learn traditional japanese culture

Reviewed by: Suika, 2015/10/15

This was my first time to watch a Kyogen (Noh), which considered as the most ancient performing art traditions of Japan. It was funny and entertaining, the actors used lots body language to make the play easier to understand. We also had a back yard tour after the play, I really enjoyed it and want to watch it again!




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Funny Noh Show

Reviewed by: Miss C, 2015/09/29

I love kabuki, but had never seen Noh live, and this sounded like it would be amusing (not an adjective one associates much with Noh). It was of course all in Japanese, but they had some funny actors do a skit based on the kyogen play beforehand, which made the traditional part of the show easier to follow. The costumes were gorgeous, and it was cool to see the backstage area too!



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