Bunraku Theater

Osaka Things to Do

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Osaka's Entertainment

For centuries, Osaka has been the capital of bunraku theater, which is a traditional form of Japanese puppet theater. Bunraku became popular as entertainment for the public, not the nobility, during the Edo period. 

The National Bunraku Theater in Osaka

Bunraku Theater

The National Bunraku Theater in Osaka is by far the best place to see Bunraku, especially because English programs and English arephones are available. Performences are held in January, April, June, July, August, and November, so if your visit to Japan coincides with these months, seeing Bunraku theater is a must! 

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