Asakusa Public Hall Main hall

Asakusa Public Hall is a public facility in Taito-ku, Tokyo. It was built for people, including the residents of Taito-ku, to experience and host cultural performances.
Starting with the Shinshun Kabuki (New Year Kabuki) held in January every year, the venue hosts a variety of events, including Kado (Japanese flower arrangement) and Shodo (calligraphy) exhibitions.
We welcome everyone, domestic and overseas visitors alike.

About the facility

Many of the events hosted at Asakusa Public Hall can be attended by the general public, either for a fee or for free. For further details, please contact us via the inquiry form or by phone.

※Each facility in Asakusa Public Hall is available for general use as a venue for events or for exhibitions. There are regulations covering the applications and ballots for using these facilities. Please consult the front desk at Asakusa Public Hall for any questions or applications regarding facility use.

Large hall

A large hall that can seat 1,082 people. A key feature of the hall is its ability to hold a Hanamichi, used in Kabuki and Japanese dance. This is an authentic stage, not found in any other Japanese public facility.

Hanamichi

Hanamichi

The large hall allows for the setting up of a Hanamichi, an installation used in Kabuki and Japanese dance to enhance the atmosphere of the stage. A Hanamichi is a narrow platform, at the same height as the stage, running from the stage to the audience’s seats. It is frequently used in traditional Japanese performances, such as Kabuki.

Doncho (curtain)

In Japanese stage facilities, the Doncho (curtain) of the main hall is considered to be the “face” of the facility, so each curtain is an elaborate work of art. Asakusa Public Hall has two Doncho.

Asakusa Kokaido Hall First Doncho “Taito”
Asakusa Kokaido Hall
First Doncho “Taito”

Kaneiji temple can be seen far away in the spring mist. Sensoji temple can be seen in the foreground. The spectacles of the Kinryu no Mai (Gold Dragon Dance), held in March and October at Sensoji, and the Sanja Matsuri festival, one of the Three Great Edo Festivals, are depicted here.

Second Doncho “Asakusa”
Second Doncho “Asakusa”

The second Doncho replicates the painting of Ukiyoe artist, Utagawa Hiroshige, “Asakusa Kinryuzan Toshinoichi Gunshu” from a collection called “Toto Meisho.” The “Asakusa Nakamise”, not far from Asakusa Public Hall, and as lively now as it was in olden times, is depicted here.

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Exhibit hall

An exhibition hall facing the first floor entrance of Asakusa Public Hall. The hall hosts various events and exhibitions, including displays of painting, Shodo calligraphy, photography, and Kado flower arrangements.

Exhibit hall

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Assembly room

The assembly room is a room available for rent by the hour for a variety of purposes, such as meetings, lectures, lessons, and small presentations. Depending on your requirements, you can choose from three types of rooms: Western-style room, Japanese-style room (tatami mat with stage), and Japanese-style room (wooden floor).

Western-style room Japanese-style room (tatami mat with stage) Japanese-style room (wooden floor)

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Star no Hiroba

The “Star no Hiroba” (Stars’ Plaza) is located at the front entrance of Asakusa Public Hall.
Handprints and autographs are kept here in honor of the entertainers who have contributed to Japan’s popular entertainment industry so that future generations can learn of their achievements.
Since 1979, the full-size handprints and autographs of various well-loved popular entertainment actors, Rakugo artists, comedians, singers, and performers, all of whom have a connection with Asakusa, have been lined up on display here for their fans to get to know them.

Star no Hiroba

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Oedo Engei Chaya Kameian Teahouse

Kameian is a simple and convenient Japanese restaurant, located on the right once you go through the front entrance of Asakusa Public Hall.
Here you can enjoy Japanese food at reasonable prices: Soba noodles, Tempura, Anmitsu dessert, and Ningyoyaki cake.

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 12:00 (except when the hall is closed/ year-end and New Year)
Telephone: 03-3843-6039

Western-style room Japanese-style room (tatami mat with stage)

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Access

Information for public transport to Asakusa Public Hall, and the routes available.

Access map

Taito-ku Asakusa Public Hall
1-38-6 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
TEL. 03-3844-7491
FAX. 03-3847-0169

Public Transport Information

Subway
Ginza Line (Shibuya - Asakusa): 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station No.1/No.3 Exits
Toei Asakusa Line (Nishimagome - Oshiage): 7 minute walk from Asakusa Station A4 Exit

Private Railway
Tobu Railway: 7 minute walk from Asakusa Station North Exit
Tsukuba Express (Akihabara - Tsukuba): 3 minute walk from Asakusa Station A1 Exit

Bus
Many buses available.

Nearby Parking

Parking facilities at Asakusa Public hall are for event hosts and associated people only. There are no parking facilities for the general public. Please use nearby car parks if you are coming by car.

Kaminarimon Underground Parking

  • Location: 1-18 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
  • TEL. 03-5827-5660
  • Capacity: 197 vehicles (drive-in parking facility with 3 underground floors)
  • Car size: Length 5m, Width 2m, Height 2.1m or less
  • Entry and exit times: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Parking fee
    07:00 - 23:00 200 yen/30 min.
    23:00 - 07:00 50 yen/30 min.

For further details, please see the Kaminarimon Underground Parking website.

Imado Parking

  • Location: 2-26-13 Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • TEL. 03-3872-4379
  • Holidays
    Open all year round (*may not be available during certain events, etc. Please contact us in advance)
  • Capacity: 31 large size buses
  • Entry and exit times: 08:00 - 20:00 (can be kept overnight)
  • Parking fee
    08:00 - 20:00 Passenger car: 200 yen per 30 min.
    08:00 - 20:00 (Night time) Passenger car: 800 yen/night

For further details, please see the Imado Parking website.