Japan Arts Council

Osaka Premium Tour:Enjoy UNESCO Cultural Heritage "Bunraku" and Dining by Michelin Chef.

Osaka Premium Tour:Enjoy UNESCO Cultural Heritage "Bunraku" and Dining by Michelin Chef.

Hosted by: Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI)

Experience the charm of Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theater. Japan’s traditional performing art originated in Osaka and has continued since the 17th century (Early Edo Period) and was designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. On this tour, you will enjoy a performance at The National Bunraku Theater, Japan’s only exclusive Bunraku theater, and share a special dinner created by a celebrity Osaka chef. The OCCI looks forward to seeing you on this special night!

・Date & Time: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 16:00 – 21:45
・Place: National Bunraku Theatre (1-12-10 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka TEL. 06-6212-2531)
・Admission fee : ¥30,000 (tax included)
・Capacity: First 40 persons
・Language: English -Japanese Consecutive Interpretation Provided

1. Pre-performance explanation and Bunraku experience/workshop: an explanation of the elements of Bunraku, a traditional Japanese performing art designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003. Details about each performer, the role of the musical instruments and dolls, and a synopsis of the day’s program will be explained. (60min.)

2. Enjoying the performance: we will watch Act 1 of the 3rd Session, “Heike Nyogonoshima (The Taira Clan and The Island of Women.)” (70min.)

3. Backstage tour: we will visit the prop room, which is normally off limits to visitors, a rare opportunity to glimpse backstage Bunraku. (20min.)

4. Ceremonial tea experience: a marvelous opportunity to savor the experience of the traditional Japanese art of “Tea Ceremony.” (60min.)

5. Special Dinner: relish the ultimate gourmet experience produced by Mr. ISHIBUCHI Yoshitaka, of Osaka’s Michelin-starred “Sushi Sanshin”: Japanese cuisine presented with outstanding creativity and culinary technique. (90min.)


Born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1978. After graduating from high school, he moved to Osaka to become a sushi chef. After 21 years of training, he opened “Sushi Sanshin” in Tanimachi 5-chome, Osaka in 2016. He has won the Tabelog Award, been listed in Gault & Millau for three consecutive years, and is listed in Michelin 2023.

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