Kabuki café in Nagoya targets MICE groups


NAGOYA-ZA, a kabuki café in Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture, has launched a package that includes dinner and accommodation for MICE groups.

The kabuki performance relates a traditional Japanese myth about three gods who laid the foundation of Japan by fighting dragons. The audience is encouraged to take part in the story by cheering and throwing provided objects onto the stage. Guests will be seated traditional-style on cushions placed on tatami matting.

“The theatre is specially built for this show,” said Hiroshi Furukawa, theatre manager. “And our show does not require the audience to understand Japanese so we’d like to welcome more guests from overseas.”

The package will include a dinner of famous local specialities and accommodation at Nishiasahi Café Restaurant and Guest House through Nagoya-za’s booking agent, Tourism Designers Co.

“In the future, we plan to have a greater variety of packages available as we collaborate with shops at our base, Endoji Shopping Arcade,” added Furukawa.

Performances, plus a talk session after the final curtain, are on every afternoon and evening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and are 90 minutes in duration.

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