Kabuki & the Kabukiza Theatre
Shopping at the Kobikichō Plaza
Located on Floor B2, beneath the Kabukiza Theatre, the plaza has direct access to Higashi-Ginza subway station. With its famous giant paper lantern, every day is a lively festival at the Kobikichō Plaza, where vendors offer a wide array of kabuki-related products and souvenirs for sale. The plaza also features a restaurant, a bentō (boxed meal) shop, a convenience store, and a Box Office, providing visitors with an enjoyable shopping experience.
Credit cards are accepted, and shoppers can exchange 13 types of foreign currency for Japanese yen using the plaza's automated currency exchange machine (foreign currency to yen only). Visitors can also take advantage of complimentary “GFree” WiFi.
Located on Floor B2 beneath the Kabukiza Theatre, right next to the Higashi-Ginza subway station, is the Kobikichō Plaza with its famous giant paper lantern. The plaza boasts a lively festive atmosphere, and stores and vendor stalls offer an array of kabuki-related products and souvenirs that give visitors a shopping and dining experience with a unique kabuki flavour. Below are some of the plaza's main attractions.
Souvenir Shop ‘Kaomise’
‘Kaomise’, the plaza's biggest souvenir store, offers a wide selection of products you won't find anywhere else. With everything from kabuki-themed household items to Japanese sweets exclusive to the Kabukiza and ‘agemaki’ ice cream, ‘Kaomise’ is a must-see for any visitor.
Restaurant ‘Kabuki Chaya’
At ‘Kabuki Chaya', visitors can get a taste of Japanese street food at reasonable prices. The menu includes everyday favorites like udon noodles, curry, and sweets, as well as freshly baked bread and other delights.
Grocer’s Shop ‘Hanamichi’
‘Hanamichi’ is a grocery store offering a variety of food, drinks, souvenirs, and alcoholic beverages. Open from 8:00 a.m. until 20 minutes after the end of the evening performance, ‘Hanamichi’ is a popular shopping destination for office workers in the area.
O-bentō Shop ‘Yagura’
‘Yagura’ is the place to go for bentō, the famous boxed meals that are a staple of Japanese cuisine. On any given day, the store offers a wide selection of about 30 different varieties of bentō, including the “Makunouchi,” a Kabukiza tradition. It’s no wonder so many theatre-goers stop by to pick up their favorite before the show starts.