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Takarazuka Revue


The Takarazuka Revue is the first thing most people think of when they hear the word Takarazuka. A big reason that many people are wild about the Takarazuka Review is doubtless the dashing figure of the otokoyaku—women who play men’s roles. Takarazuka’s “stars among stars,” otokoyaku are the chosen few who have beaten out about 20 other competitors to reach their exalted status.
These stars use their talent to the fullest in highly entertaining shows that feature gorgeous sets and costumes and that constantly push the limits of cutting-edge stage performance. Another draw of the Takarazuka Revue is that ticket holders get to enjoy both a play and a revue in one sitting!
But words don’t do the Takarazuka Revue justice—you really have to go and see for yourself what it’s all about.
Seeing a show at the Takarazuka Grand Theater is like nothing else you’ll experience: the grand staircase, the apron stage, the powerful sounds of the accompanying live orchestra, and of course the stars who perform their musical stage magic. We highly recommend a performance at the Takarazuka Grand Theater.

Takarazuka Grand Theater
1-1-57 Sakae-machi, Takarazuka 665-0845
10 min. walk from Hankyu/JR Takarazuka Station or Hankyu Takarazuka-minamiguchi Station
9:30–18:30 (varies depending on the program)