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Yachiyoza Theater

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Shedding Light on Historical Happenings

The drive from Kumamoto being only a relatively short distance to Yamaga, takes over an hour due to... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
masterecho
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You don't have to be a kabuki fan to love Yachiyoza!

The town of Yamaga looks a little run down and tatty these days but a hundred years ago it was a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Explore-Kumamoto
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Kumamoto, Japan
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1499 Yamaga, Yamaga 861-0501, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The drive from Kumamoto being only a relatively short distance to Yamaga, takes over an hour due to the enforced speed limit of 50-60 kmph. The countryside en-route is quite reminiscent of the rolling hills of the UK with a backdrop of Scottish mountains, but...More

Thank masterecho
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The town of Yamaga looks a little run down and tatty these days but a hundred years ago it was a prosperous, bustling agricultural town and a very lively onsen retreat. The local merchants funded the very first kabuki theatre in Kyushu and called it...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Would highly recommend visiting the area during the light up/illumination in February as the whole area around Yachiyoza is lit up with many other local shops selling their wares. I went to Yamaga during the illumination in February 2015 and got to go inside Yachiyoza...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Look at the ceiling and the walls to the side. The red lanterns hanging from beams. The heated tatami you sit on to watch live theatre. Old school. Absolutely stunning.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a beautiful old kabuki theatre in central Yamaga. The theatre was built in the 19th century but was run down and severely damaged earlier in the 20th C. It has been faithfully restored to its former glory. The restoration of the woodwork is...More

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