Awaji Puppet Theater


The Awaji Puppet Theater was founded by volunteers to preserve and pass on the traditional "Awaji Ningyo Joruri" of Awaji Island. The group began its activities after World War II, when this culture was in danger of disappearing, and took over the tools and techniques of the prestigious "Denjiro Yoshida Theater. The group has performed both in Japan and abroad and has received much acclaim, and is now designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Japan. This culture backed by history and tradition continues to deeply impress audiences.

Overview of Awaji Puppet Theater

NameAwaji Puppet Theater
Address1528-1, Fukurakou, Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official WEB
Opening hoursRegular performances at 10:00, 11:10, 13:30, 15:00
ClosedWednesdays, Year-end
AdmissionAdults 1,800 yen, junior high and high school students 1,300 yen, elementary school students 1,000 yen, infants (3 years and older) 300 yen
Parking25 cars
Parking feeFree
AccessBy car: Approx. 15 min. from Kobe-Awaji Naruto Expressway "Seitan Mihara IC" or "Awajishima Minami IC
Bus: A short walk from Fukura Bus Terminal by highway bus from JR Sannomiya Station or Maiko Station