Japan Arts Council

Performance Date

Wednesday, January 3 – Monday, January 22, 2024 ※No performance on Monday, January 15

Performance Time

Part1 11:00 - 13:55
Part2 14:30 - 16:55
Part3 17:30 - 20:00
*End times are estimates and could vary.


-Shichi Fukujin Takara no Irifune (The New Year's Treasure Boat and the Seven Lucky Gods)

-Chikagoro Kawara no Tatehiki (Yojirō, the Monkey Trainer and the Love Suicide of Oshun and Denbei)
  Shijō Gawara (The Riverbed at the Fourth Avenue)
  Horikawa Sarumawashi (The Trained Monkeys at Horikawa)

 -Meiboku Sendaihagi (The troubles in the Date Clan)

  Take-no-ma (The Bamboo Room)
  Goten (The State Room)
  Masaoka Chūgi (Masaoka's Loyalty)
  Yukashita (Under the Floor)

 - Heike Nyogo no Shima (The Heike and the Island of Women)

  Kikai-ga-Shima (The Island of Demons)

 - Date Musume Koi no Higanoko (Oshichi, the Greengrocer's Daughter at the Fire Watchtower)
  Yaoya Uchi (The House of the Greengrocer)
  Hinomi Yagura (The Fire Watchtower)



National Bunraku Theatre
  1-12-10 Nippon-bashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0073
  Tel. +81-6-6212-2531

How To Get Here?

By Trains
 - 1min. walk from Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Sennichimae Lines)
 - 1min. walk from Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Kintetsu Nara Line)
*You can find a lift at Exit 10.

Ticket Prices (tax included)

1st grade 5,500yen (Student 3,900yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,800yen)

Seating Plan

*Audio guide: English commentary for Part 2 & 3 through the Audio Guide service will be available, starting on Monday, January 8. (Rental Fee: 800 yen incl. tax)
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen above the stage.
*English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

Short Trip in Bunraku with Single-Act Ticket
Our regular tickets are to appreciate a whole part of the performance. In addition, we provide singleact tickets to see only one act in short time and at affordable prices. Just drop in and enjoy Bunraku!!

Booking Opens

Online & Telephone : Friday, December 8, 2023
Box Office : Saturday, December 9, 2023

Box Office
(From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000)
in Japanese and English
(10:00AM - 6:00PM)

Click here to find the details about how to buy tickets.

Book Online

(updated September 24, 2023)


BUNRAKU is one of the representative traditional performing arts in Japan, designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Please see An Introduction to Bunraku to learn more about BUNRAKU.