Here you can enjoy the world of Noh in the world’s largest dedicated Noh Theater.
The Nagoya Noh theater features an elegant exterior in a Japanese architectural style suitable for Noh performances, a wood-scented interior, and a Noh stage built from Kiso Hinoki cypress. There is spacious seating for 630 people.
The Noh stage is used for Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional performing arts, as well as international conferences, lectures, weddings, and other events. The exhibition room is free to enter and has panels and videos explaining the history and appeal of Noh. The breathtaking Noh stage area is open to the public about 5 days per month.
Regular performances are held six times each year. There is a complimentary audio guide (in Japanese and English) available to listen to explanations of the Noh plays.
In addition, various events such as backstage tours to learn about the behind-the-scenes of the Noh stage, lectures on Noh plays, and hands-on workshops are held.
The exhibition room is also worth viewing as there are Noh costumes and masks, fans, and other items on display. Don’t forget to head to the Noh mask experience corner, where you can try on a Noh mask and have your picture taken.
The Noh stage is used for Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional performing arts, as well as international conferences, lectures, weddings, and other events.
The facility aims to promote the traditional Japanese art of Noh Theater. This elegant Japanese-style building contains a small museum with a permanent exhibition on Noh. Performances held at the Nagoya Noh Theatre are mostly of traditional Noh and Kyogen.
The theatre can also be rented out for other purposes such as international conferences and weddings. In the entrance hall, mechanical dolls are displayed which perform several times a day.
Hours: Open: 9:00-21:00 (Museum 17:00), Closed: Dec.29~Jan. 1
Admission: Admission to the exhibition and Museum are free.
Location and Contact:
Address: 1-1-1, San-no-Maru, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
1-1-1 San-no-Maru, Naka-ku, Nagoya City
Area North 【Naka Ward
Access: Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Meagle “Nagoya Castle” bus stop
●A 10-minute walk east from Sengencho Station on the Subway Tsurumai Line (Exit 1)
Take the Meijo Subway Line and get off at Shiyakusho Station. 12 minute walk from Exit 7 to the west.
Take city buses to “Nagoya Castle Seimon-mae” (Sakae No. 13, Sakae No. 27, or West Circuit).
TEL: 052-231-0088 (No inquiries in English)
Business hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: 12/29 – 1/1
Admission: Exhibition room (free of charge)
Website (Japanese): https://www.bunka758.or.jp/facility/nougakudo/