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Winter limited "Korakukan" special guide tour! Enjoy a historical playhouse backstage tour & experience a turning stage, beating wooden clappers! [Akita·Kosaka Town]

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    0Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    Within 1 hour

Winter limited (December to March) Special guide tour with interesting experiences at a historical playhouse "Korakukan"!
Guided backstage tour + Experience a turning stage, beating wooden clappers that you cannot experience during the regular drama playing season!

At Meiji period's playhouse "Korakukan", Japan's oldest wooden theater was built in 1910, and it is still active over 100 years! A regular performance of traditional popular drama (Taishu-engeki) is played from April to November.
The performances by "Shitamachi Kabuki-gumi" are provided twice or third times in a day depends on the months every year.
There is no regular drama playing during the winter, but we open throughout the year except year-end and New Year holidays, and you can enjoy the facility tour by the guide staff. (Excluding rentals and special performances)

Kosaka Town in Akita was thriving in Kosaka mine. In 1910, the Meiji playhouse “Korakukan” was built as a welfare facility for Kosaka Mine's employees and their families.
The theater is western style outside but with a pure Japanese style inside. It is characterized by the unique combination of both Japanese and Western styles.
The Korakukan facility tour will be guided by the actual staff who is dressing all in black costume as a Kuroko which are stagehands in traditional Japanese theater, or knowledgeable guide staff.
 Please enjoy the back stage of the living playhouse!

After a guided tour, why not take a break with a delicious, warm, freshly brewed coffee?
You can see the historic stage from the Sajiki seats, which are usually crowded with many customers during the drama playing season.
Please also enjoy a coffee break while enjoying a luxurious space and time.
* Freshly brewed coffee is available at option. (1 cup 350 yen)










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    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~30
    About duration Facility guided tour: Approximately 20 to 30 minutes
    Operating period December to March * Limited winter season only
    Assembly time * Please come with a margin by the reservation time
    Booking deadline until 16:59 the day before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items There is nothing special, but it will be cold during the winter at Korakukan and you will be asked to take off your shoes, so please wear warm clothes and socks etc.
    About rental items If you wish, you can experience the historical drama costume.

    Matters require attention * Turning stage experience is possible with the participation of more than 4 people on the day
    * Please refrain from bringing in food and drink from the outside.
    Other notifications * If you are Male participant who is proud of your strength, you may be able to experience it even if you are less than 4 participants
    * For customers from overseas, audio guides in English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean are available.
    * Preschoolers are free of charge with their parents.
    * We also open facility visiting in November, but the contents are different from the winter limited tour plan, so please contact us if you wish.

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    "KORAKUKAN (康楽館)" a playhouse from Meiji period / a national important cultural property.
    2 Matsunoshita, Kosaka-kozan, Kosaka-machi,  Kazuno district, AKITA 017-0202

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    秋北バス JR大館駅から小坂行き(約50分)/ JR十和田南駅から小坂行き(約20分)

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    There are some steep stairs during the facility tour. The staff will call your attention during it.

    Authorization issued by Akita Prefectural Odate Public Health Center (former Akita Prefectural Kazuno Health Center), box office business license
    Insurance information Insurance company: Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Type of insurance: Facility manager / product Compensation for 1 accident: 100,000,000 yen
    Number of staff 12

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