The Namba Grand Kagetsu is a theater in Osaka run by the Yoshimoto Creative Agency, it is a stage for professional comics and storytellers as well as comedians. Osaka is known as the capital of comedy in Japan, simply because Osaka people are interested in and love comedy. Famous actors attached to the Yoshimoto agency star in shows here.
Enjoy the comedy arts
The comedians and storytellers here are, of course, going to be speaking Japanese, so if you do not understand Japanese you may not be able to fully appreciate it, but you may be able to still enjoy the “Yoshimoto New Comedy”. These shows are full of humorous music and interesting characters that catch your eye and invite you to laugh. Japanese people might be able to tell what’s going to happen next, but due to the over-the-top acting everyone laughs anyway.
The plays in particular may be very difficult for non-Japanese speakers to follow, but you can still feel the warmth of Osaka in them. The musical programs’ content depends on when you visit and so you should check in advance. The rates also vary by show.
Enjoy the Osaka Takoyaki-making experience
Among shops that sell Yoshimoto character goods there are also restaurants and cafes. There is a tour showing how takoyaki is made at the Kougaryu (甲賀流) shop where you can experience the takoyaki creation process yourself. You can also taste 4 popular varieties of takoyaki. For more than 2 people you must reserve in advance. It takes about 40 minutes and comes with one drink, original goods, and a souvenir photograph, all for 1500 yen.
3 minute walk from Midosuji Line's Namba Station(なんば駅) and Nankai Electric Railway's Namba Station, the Kinki Nippon Tetsudou and Sakaisuji (堺筋線) subway stations are also very close.
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Description: Namba Grand Kagetsu
|Sights||Namba Grand Kagetsu (なんばグランド花月)|
11-6 Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 06-6641-0888|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Adult (ages 20+)|
Map: Namba Grand Kagetsu