Uchiko-Za 内子座

A beloved 100-year-old theater for Kabuki and Bunraku

This two-story traditional theater was built in the city of Uchiko in 1916 as a venue for Kabuki and Bunraku (Japanese puppetry). It was saved from demolition and restored in 1985 thanks to the efforts of the local community, and remains in active use today. Volunteer guides show visitors around the theater, explaining its history and pointing out interesting features such as its trapdoors and rotating stage. Explore the backstage and underground areas, stand on the center stage and imagine yourself a Kabuki star, or simply sit in the audience seats and take in the beautiful architecture. Uchiko-za seats a maximum of 650 people and hosts around 60 performances a year, no longer limited to Kabuki and Bunraku.

Basic Infomation

Address 愛媛県喜多郡内子町内子2102
Hours Open 9am - 4:30pm
Tel 0893-44-2840
Website Click here
Price Adults 400yen, Children (under 15) 200yen, Children (under 5) Free
Discounts for groups of over 20: Adults 300yen, Children (under 15) 160yen
*Combined tickets (Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, Uchiko-Za, the museum of commercial and domestic life) also available