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Tickets to Dotonbori Museum Namikiza

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Explore 400 years of theatre history at Dotonbori Museum Namikiza. Choose from 3 interactive courses including guided tours, photoshoots, and more!


  • Discover the history of Dotonbori, a former theater city that prospered from plays such as Kabuki and Bunraku in the Edo period.

  • Explore the museum dedicated to the works of Kabuki playwright Shozo Namiki with the Ikoi Course which offers a relaxed self-guided tour.

  • Choose the Taiken Course for a Japanese guided tour. Ride the revolving stage, and take photos posing as a Kabuki actor wearing authentic costumes.

  • Opt for the Manabi Course to participate in a quiz about Shibai-cho's history and discover traditional Japanese theatre forms – Kabuki and Bunraku.

  • Fun Fact: The museum is dedicated to Shozo Namiki, a Kabuki playwright, embodying the goal to revive Dotonbori as a theater town.


  • Entry to Dotonbori Museum Namikiza

  • 30-60 min access (optional)

  • Japanese-speaking guide (optional)

  • Kabuki actor transformation photo shoot (optional)

  • Mawari-butai experience (optional)

  • 15-30 min multilingual video & quiz (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 30 days.

These tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Journey to the Theatrical Past of Dotonbori

Step into the world of Japanese theatre at the Dotonbori Museum Namikiza in Osaka. As you walk through the doors of this charming edifice, trace the 400-year-old history of Dotonbori, once a thriving theatre town. The museum pays tribute to the rich cultural heritage of this place, where masterpieces of Bunraku and Kabuki – traditional forms of Japanese puppet theatre and classical dance-drama were nurtured. The highlight of the museum is its focus on Shozo Namiki, a Kabuki playwright, to revive Dotonbori's theatrical legacy.

Choose Your Own Kabuki Adventure

Choose from one of the 3 courses – Taiken, Manabi, or Ikoi. The Taiken course offers a guided tour in Japanese, an authentic Kabuki actor transformation photo shoot, and an engaging Mawari-butai experience, which allows you to observe the complexities of traditional rotating stage mechanics. You will be accompanied by Tadanokitsunebu, a fox cub in human disguise, also a Kabuki enthusiast. The Manabi option includes a video presentation and quiz, testing your understanding of Kabuki, and the Ikoi option lets you take a self-guided tour of the museum at your own pace.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Free Wi-Fi, Restroom, Charging Slots.

Operating Hours

  • Tue to Sun: 1pm to 5pm (last admission at 4:30pm)
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Dotonbori Museum Namikiza.

  • Address: 1 Chome-1-6 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Dotombori. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus Osaka - Fukuchiyama/Ayabe to get you there.

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Nippombashi Station. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board subways Sakaisuji Line or Sennichimae Line to get you there.

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