Tokushima Prefectural Awa Jurobe Yashiki
This facility is the home of Awa Ningyo Joruri puppet theater, and teaches visitors about the wonders of traditional Japanese performing arts. One well-known puppet performance is Keisei Awa no Naruto, a tale of a family tragedy. One of the characters in the story is named after Bando Jurobe, a village headman who, due to issues in his domain, sacrificed his life for a crime he didn’t commit in 1698. This facility is Jurobe’s former residence, and here visitors can see live performances of Awa Ningyo Joruri, which has been designated a national important intangible folk cultural property. Moreover, in the exhibition room, which was renovated in February 2020, visitors can see and read about stage props, such as costumes and shamisen, as well as numerous unique puppet heads.
【Fee】Adults: 410 yen (330 yen); High school and university students: 310 yen (250 yen); Elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen (160 yen)
*Prices in brackets are per person for groups of more than 20.
*Visitors who present their disability certificate at the ticket office can enter for half price.
【Access】Approx. 15 min. by car from JR Tokushima Station; Kawauchi Loop Bus from JR Tokushima Station (Tokushima City Bus Terminal Platform 7), and a short walk from the Jurobe-yashiki bus stop
【Credit Card Payment】Not accepted
【Foreign Language Support】Yes 【Parking】Yes (60 spaces)
- Postal Code
- 184 Miyajima Honura, Kawauchi-cho, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
- 9:30-17:30 (July 1–August 31: 9:30-18:00)
- December 31–January 3