A wide variety of plays such as kabuki, comedy, modern, and melodramatic shinpa can be enjoyed in the theater. It is also an ideal theater to feel close to the Japanese traditional performing arts.
The theater was built in April 1925 to have a theater in Tokyo similar to the ones where geigi entertaining dancers performed following the precedence of Kyoto and Osaka. The opening performance was the Azuma-odori dance presented by Shinbashi geigi female entertainers. The theater was reconstructed several times, including after it was burned down in the air raids during the Second World War. The lobby of the theater underwent an extensive renovation in June 2005 and was reborn with the completely new, high-class, and chic atmosphere as it is today. Various Japanese traditional plays, including kabuki (dance-drama) and shin-kigeki (new comic plays), can be enjoyed there. There are 1,428 seats in total. Many events, such as rakugo (story telling) and dance theaters by geisha dancers called Nadeshiko-no-Odori, are performed in the special function area on the basement floor. The theater draws audiences because you can feel closer to the Japanese culture. You can have meals at a dining facility or a café. Makunouchi bento (boxed meals) are also sold. It is a 5-minute walk from the Exit No. 6 of the Higashi Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or the Toei Asakusa Line. It is a 3-minute walk from the A3 Exit of the Tsukiji-shijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line.