The National Noh Theater

The National Noh Theater

The National Noh Theater is the place to witness ‘Noh’, a Japanese Traditional Performance Art. From its opening in 1983 until the present day, the theater has presented countless Noh (masked dramas with dance and song) and ‘Kyōgen’ (comic farce) productions. The theater also has a distinguished history of training and cultivating Noh masters. For more information about current productions, please consult the theatre’s homepage at your leisure. Tickets can be booked using the telephone number provided on the homepage, or purchased via the webpage

Located within the theater, there is a free of charge exhibition room dedicated to the display of all things ‘Noh’. Also, in an underground area beneath the theater there is a reading room with books and materials related to the subject. Visitors are welcome to peruse the library free of charge. The library’s opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10 : 00AM – 17 : 00PM. The library is closed Sundays, Public Holidays and during the New Year Holiday Period. In addition, it is closed on the 1st of July and at other irregular intervals for maintenance purposes.

Please note: For those who wish to use an audio-visual recording whilst watching the production, this must be reserved prior, or on-the day at the reception desk. A fee is applicable.


The closest station is Kokuritsu-Kyōgijō Station via the Toei Ōedo Line, or Sendagaya Station via the JR Chūō Line or Chūō-Sōbu Line. The theatre is approximately a five minute walk from each station.

Description: The National Noh Theater

Sights The National Noh Theater (国立能楽堂)
Address Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Sendagaya 4-18-1
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3423-1331
Duration 30Minutes

Map: The National Noh Theater