- Tokyo Takarazuka Gekijou theatre is
located along the Chiyoda subway line in Tokyo. The
nearest station to the theatre is Hibiya station. Or, it
can be reached from Hibiya subway station on the Hibiya
- Alternately, the JR Yamanote line is the
main rail line in Tokyo. JR Yurakucho station is one
station south of Tokyo central station. All Japanese
train lines have the station names clearly displayed in
English and Japanese so you will easily know when to get
- Here are directions that were provided to
me by friends. The first is for the JR Yamanote rail
line, and the second is for the Hibiya subway
- Take the Hibiya exit from the Yurakucho
station. When you exit you should
- be across the street from the Yurakucho
Building and Estnation. Cross
- the street and go left.
- Walk straight a ways, until you're across
the street from a building with a huge blue sign on top
- (At night it's animated)
- An exit from the subway Hibiya station
will be on your right. Cross the street, then go right.
At the end of the block, turn left. (There's a sign for a
McDonalds.) Go straight a ways, past the McDonalds, a
small Godzilla statue, and the "Chanter" store. You can
cross the street (to your right) easily here, or across
from the theater. You may see a crowd of Japanese women
- Takarazuka Tokyo Theater is on your
right. You're actually coming at the building from one
- All the signs for Takarazuka on this side
of the building are in Japanese only, and there may be a
number of lines whose beginnings and endings are
confusing. The most important thing is not to
accidentally get in the line for the movie theater next
- If you're facing the Takarazuka theater,
the entrance doors will be straight ahead of you, the
Takarazuka ticket window is on your left, and the movie
theater ticket window is on your right. The movie theater
window because it is the one that says "Tickets" in
English above it.
- Once you've avoided the movie theater,
you still have to get in the right line for Takarazuka.
The day I attended had two shows, and three lines. The
right hand line was for tickets for the same day, first
show. The middle line was for reserved ticket pick-up.
The left hand line was for same day, second show tickets.
Another way to tell is,if you look at the signs at each
window, the line for the first show will have a bunch of
kanji, the numeral "1", and more kanji. The line for the
second show is the same, except with a numeral "2" and
the reservation line is all kanji.
- If you have been waiting in line a long
time, and need snacks or to use the restroom, there is a
quite nice little shopping/restaurant complex just to the
right of the movie theater windows. Go down into the
basement and there's lots of places to eat and nice clean
(western-style, for those who care) restrooms. There's
also an AM/PM if you just spent all you money on
Takarazuka tickets and can't afford a real meal...
- The best way to reach the theatre is by
the Hibiya subwau line and get out at the Hibiya stop.
The exit for the theatre is listed on the yellow
directory sign on the wall as you get off the subway. Go
left around the corner and it's on the right side of the
street after the Godzilla statue. You'll see the lights
of the theatre to direct you.
- Regardless of which of the 3 stations you
decide to use, the theatre is within a few minutes' walk.
The larger-sized tan sections in the map below are simply
1 street block long.