Hinoemata Kabuki

Traditional performing arts handed down since the Edo period

Hinoemata Kabuki

Hinoemata Kabuki was first performed in the late Edo period (1603-1867) when villagers went to Ise for pilgrimage and adopted kabuki they had seen and heard in Kamigata and Edo for village entertainment. Designated as an important intangible folk cultural asset by the prefecture in 1999, Hono Kabuki has entertained villagers at festivals in May and August.

The Hinoemata Stage

The Hinoemata Stage, on which the kabuki is performed, was erected in front of the Chinju Shrine and designated as a National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property in 1976.

Date of performances:

・Atago-shin Ceremonial Kabuki May 12: Free

・Chinju-jin Ceremonial Kabuki Aug. 18: Free

・Kabuki Evening: 1st Saturday in September: 1,000 yen (free for guests staying in Hinoemata Village)

*The content may be subject to change or cancellation in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19

*Details will be posted on the Oze-Hinoemata Tourism Association website under "Notice" approximately one month prior to the performance.

General Information

May 12 and August 18 are free
First Saturday in September 1,000 yen (Free for people staying in accommodation in the village)
Opening Times
All three performances begin at 19:00
(*Each show averages 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the program)
By car: 120 minutes by from Nishinasuno-Shiobara Interchange (Tohoku Expressway)
By public transportation: 90 minutes by bus from Aizukogen-Ozeguchi Station (Yagan Railway)
Car Park
Free parking lot in front of Hinoemata Village
Free parking lot next to Kadoya Soba noodle shop
*There are no parking spaces near the Kabuki theater
Official Website
Oze-Hinoemata Tourism Association Home Page
Oze-Hinoemata Tourism Association Instagram
Reviews (TripAdvisor)
May 12 Atago-shin Ceremonial Kabuki August 18 Chinju-jin Ceremonial Kabuki First Saturday in September: Evening kabuki
Venue opens 18:00
Performance starts 19:00
Hinoemata Stage, Chinju Shrine, Idaira, Hinoemata Village


Oze-Hinoemata Tourism Association
Telephone Number

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