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  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre In Ikebukuro

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A great place to enjoy art and culture in fields like theatre, music, dance, opera and exhibitions in Ikebukuro is the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. Best Ryokans in TokyoExplore Ryokans in Tokyo
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The whole structure consists of four basement floors and 10 floors above ground. The 49739 square meters floor space is big enough to house large conference rooms, exhibition spaces, the Concert Hall (1999 seats), the Playhouse (834 seats), Theater East, Theater West and much more.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
  • Opening Hours - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

History

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre opened for the public in 1990. Following a major renovation (started in spring 2011) it reopend its doors on the 1st of September 2012. In charge of the theater is the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture. The well-known actor and director Hideki Noda became in July 2009 the new artistic director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

Location

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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre is located within the Toshima-ku (ward) in Ikebukuro/Tokyo.
Address: 1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

How to get to Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre?

  • Ikebukuro St. is served by JR Saikyo Line, JR Yamanote Line, Tobu Tojo Line and
  • 2min walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station to the theatre entrance

Sightseeing spots

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Concert Hall - offers a superb acoustic, 1999 seats and features a world-class pipe organ

Playhouse - great place (834 seats) to enjoy musicals and ballets performances

Exhibition spaces - as an art lover I really liked to explore Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Atelier East and Atelier West

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

September/October

Fukuro Matsuri (the Owl Festival) (last weekend Sep., first weekend in Oct.)
This Yosakoi competition (unique Japanese style of dance from Kochi) is one of the largest in Tokyo. Enjoy the colorful and energetic performances of this street festival.

October

Oeshiki Matsuri (16th till 18th)
The procession of giant lanterns at night is the highlight during the festival (located near Ikebukuro station).

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