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  • Art & Culture

Uchiko-za Theatre

  • Uchiko-za Theatre
  • Uchiko-za Theatre
  • Uchiko-za Theatre


    This authentic Japanese-style theatre was built in 1916. This is a wooden, two-story theater with a rotating stage, flower paths, and masu (box) seats where plays were performed until around 1950.Scheduled for demolition due to deterioration, the theatre was repaired thanks to the enthusiasm of the local people, and it reopened in 1985. It’s used as base for art and cultural activities and on days when there are no performances, you can tour the theatre and fascinating backstage areas. In 2015 it was designated an important national cultural property.

    Basic information

    2102 Uchiko, Uchiko-chō, Kita-gun
    How to Get There
    About a 10-minute walk from JR Uchiko Station
    Open time
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    New Year's Holidays
    Adult ¥400, Elementary and Junior High Student ¥200, Infant No-admission fee
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Parking available
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Credit cards accepted
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
    Please note that it is scheduled to be renovated for a long period of time from around the fall of 2023, and you will not be able to visit it during the renovation.

    Detailed information

    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 8/2021. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.