Tokyo Bunka Kaikan: a Ballet Palace

Japan's oldest concert hall for Opera and Ballet

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, which is sometimes dubbed 'The Music Palace', is a classical music hall built in 1961 in response to the public's request for a venue in which to enjoy opera and ballet in Japan. When compared to new and modern halls which were recently built, it looks fairly old, yet it continues to be a palace of music and ballet even now. Located inside Ueno Park, just across the street from JR Ueno Station, it holds various concerts ranging from classical music, to opera, to ballet every month. For further information please refer to my other article on Japan Travel.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

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