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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Backstage Tour—The Architecture

This guided tour shows you the architectural flavor of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, which has presented numerous performances of globally celebrated opera and ballet companies since its inauguration in 1961. You will find our venue has a lot to see as an architectural work as well.
Featuring the architecture on our popular "Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Backstage Tours," we will guide you to the characteristic corners of the building, together with a special lecturer. We look forward to your participation!

* Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures and notice to visitors to help prevent the COVID-19 spread.
Please note that there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Tue, May 31, 2022 [1] 14:30 (Check-in 14:15)
Wed, Jun 1, 2022 [2] 18:30 (Check-in 18:15)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre TBK productions
Admission Ages Middle school students or older

Flyer (PDF)

Notice to our patrons who are attending this tour

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for other participants.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Main Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is not available.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.


HAYAKAWA Noriko (Curator of Edo-Tokyo Museum)

Check-in place

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 4th floor, Medium Conference Room 2 (Please take the red elevator at the entrance lobby to get to the 4th floor.)

Maximum number of participants

15 per tour (1 time per person per day)

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Tickets not available.


1,100yen Pre-sale sold out

On Sale Date

Sat, Apr 2, 2022

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Other Information

* The tour is conducted only in Japanese.
* There are up and down stairways in the tour course.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.

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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Backstage Tour—Behind the Scenes

Tue, May 31, 18:30/Wed, Jun 1, 14:30


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