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National Bunraku Theatre

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A breathtaking surprise in puppets' play

Located in Kansai, this is a hub of traditional arts such as Bunraku puppet theater, recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, along with dance, traditional Japanese music, and other forms of entertainment. Nearby, you'll find the Kuromon Ichiba Market, offering a wide array of ingredients from across Japan. At Bunraku performances, affordable makumi seats are available, allowing you to enjoy the show for a short time at a reasonable price. (Please check with theaters, travel agencies, etc., for Bunraku performance schedules.)


National Bunraku Theatre

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

For those attending Bunraku performances, a commemorative gift related to "Bunraku" will be presented upon presenting your card at the second-floor theater reception.

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2025


Address1-12-10 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 542-0073
Access1 minute walk from Nippombashi Station on the subway and Kintetsu lines.
HoursOpening hours vary depending on the performance/exhibition, from 10:00 to 18:00.
Regular holidayIrregular