The Uchiko-za theatre was built in 1916 to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Taisho. The wooden two-story building with a shingle covered Dutch gable roof, was built as a full-fledged theater and playhouse of pure Japanese style. With a revolving stage, a runway next to the audience, seating boxes, actors' dressing rooms, etc., this impressive building represented the technological and artistic state of the art at that time.
Some time ago it was to be demolished due to the poor state, but by the determination of local residents it could be saved and repaired. After restoration work was completed in 1985, it has been re-opened as a theatre. Now it is actively used as a playhouse for various cultural activities of the town and surrounding area.
|Address||2102 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun|
|Closed||New Year holidays (29 Dec – 2 Jan.)|
|Opening hours||9:00 to 16:30|
|Parking||7 car capacity (free)|
|Admission||Adult: 400 yen, Children 6 to 15 years old: 200 yen, Infant: Free / Adult: 300 yen, Children 6 to 15 years old: 160 yen / * Groups with more than 20 people.|
Set ticket: Valid for Japanese Wax Museum & Kamihaga Residence, Uchiko-za Theater, Museum of Commercial & Domestic Life