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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Osaka - Namba
National Bunraku Theater
# 13   of 22 most visited
sights in Osaka

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Osaka has been the capital for bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theater, for many centuries.

The popularity of the theater form had grown in the city during the Edo Period when bunraku (like kabuki) was a rare kind of art entertainment for the common public rather than the nobility.

The National Bunraku Theater in Osaka is one of the few places to view the fascinating art form today. English programs and earphones are available. Performances are usually held in three week runs in January, April, June, July/August and November.

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How to get there
The closest station is Nippombashi Station on the Subway Sennichimae and Tanimachi Lines.

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Hotels and Ryokan
Osaka offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. The most convenient base for exploring the city and its surroundings is the Umeda district around JR Osaka Station. Also convenient is the Namba district, the city's prime nightlife area. The Shin-Osaka Station area does not offer much entertainment and dining options, but is most convenient for travelers using the shinkansen.
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English Links
Performance Schedule (Japan Arts Council)
Performance schedule for the National Bunraku Theatre.

Japanese Links
National Bunraku Theatre (Japan Arts Council)
Official website.

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