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The Kabuki-za theatre at Ginza
Favorite thing: The Kabuki-za on Harumi-dôri at Ginza is Japan's most famous kabuki theatre. There are performances of the unique Japanses theatre art kabuki nearly every day. Because kabuki plays are very long (mostly 4.30-9 pm), I would advise to get in the on a short-time ticket. This is done all the time, because even many Japanese are not patient enough to look at a whole play. The price vary greatly, ranging from 16800 ¥ to 2520 ¥.
Even if you are not interested in watching a play, the architecture of the theatre that was first opened in 1889 is interesting.
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Fondest memory: Heading north of the Kitanomaru-koen Park, another 5 mins walk from the Science Mesuem, here lies the Budokan hall. It was built in the 1960s purpose to hold judo events, but it is now more famously the Tokyo venue for big name singers' concert hall.
Fondest memory: Located inside the Kitanomarukoen Park, which is 15 mins walk from the Imperial Palace, here arrive the Science Mesuem.
Entry is a little expensive at Yen800, plus most visitors are school kids, hardly found an adult here. Seems like I am over age... so, I left after visiting the toilet and the vandor machine over there!
Fondest memory: Kabuki - a unique tradtional Japanese opera. Kabuki-za Theater in Ginza is best to experience Kabuki in an exceptionally prestigious setting.
Even if you don't want to see a performance, it's worth a trip to see this antique Japanese architecture. Some old ladies' were wearing traditional kimono for the show. A big contrast with the cosmopolitan Ginza working crowd.
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Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Tokyo? My first date with Shafinah in Ueno was great. We went to an Italian art museum then had a fantastic dinner at this small Italian restaurant. We soon jumped back on the train visited a few sites, had a lot of fun.
You must see all the museums...
Favorite thing: You must see all the museums in Tokyo traditional , modern, and of western art . the emperor's palace .....Ginza , Shibuya ....all the parts inside Tokyo ..if you like to walk it's still the best way to visit it ;)
Fondest memory: people from Japan are the kindest ( together Korean ) people in the world ....you can ask them everything ( most of the times addresses) and they will try to help you as they can and more ;)
I'd take someone to the...
Favorite thing: I'd take someone to the Imperial Hotel, which is one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever lodged. The Artsphere Theater was very beautiful,where I performed for an entire week.
Fondest memory: Performing at the Artsphere Theater to me was fun.
Kabuki Theater. You can pay...
Favorite thing: Kabuki Theater. You can pay 1/4 of the price to sit upstairs and see only 1 act. This is a very interesting part of the Japanese culture.
Tokyo International Exhibition...
Favorite thing: Tokyo International Exhibition Center ' Tokyo Big Sight'. In Rainbow Town Off Yurikomome near Ariake stop.
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