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Welcome to Minamiza Kabuki Theatre

Minamiza Kabuki Theatre

While there are many places in Japan from which to view Kabuki theatre, the Kyoto Minamiza Theatre is one of the principal venues for such performances and a major hub for the art form. The building itself is an architectural wonder, built in a traditional style in 1929, on the edge of the geisha district of Gion. Visitors can pay to see individual acts of plays of to see the entire performance. Because the theatre has become popular among tourists, an English voice-over explains the show to tourists.

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¥2,500 to ¥15,000, depending on if time of day and how many acts seen.
Japanese is the official language. Most Japanese people will have studied English at school, but few can speak it well or understand what is said to them.

The currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY), which is equal to 100 sen. Major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and stores, but most Japanese operate with cash. Cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged in banks, post offices and currency exchange bureaux. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. Travellers cheques offer the best exchange rate and are best taken in US dollars. ATMs do not accept all credit and debit cards; only the international ATMs in post offices, airports and some major stores.

Local time is GMT +9.
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