Guides by Lonely Planet
This is the capital's premier venue for traditional performing arts with a 1600-seat and a 590-seat auditorium. Performances include kabuki (a form of stylised Japanese theatre), gagaku (music of the imperial court) and bunraku (classic puppet theatre). Earphones with English translation are available for hire (¥700 plus ¥1000 deposit). Check the website for performance schedules.