Hori Kinen Kanai Nohgakudo

Noh theatre built on the grounds with a connection to Zeami (a 14th, 15th-century actor and playwright)

Kanai Nohgakudo is a Noh theatre located in the Kanai area, which is known as Zeami's place of exile. The theatre hosts a variety of events, including Noh performances, throughout the year. The indoor stage is arranged with seating areas set up on three sides. It consists of a 6-meter mainstage constructed from Japanese cypress, an approximately 10-meter long hashigakari (ridgeway), and a kagami-ita (back wall) with a painting of a pine tree. Kanai Nohgakudo was built on the former site of the residence of Mr Jibu Hori and his wife, who were honourary citizens of the former Kanai Town. A statue commemorating their contribution to their hometown stands within the grounds.

  • Noh Stages
371- Ko Nakaoku, Sado, Niigata 952-1211
Contact Information
Sado City Board of Education Kanai office:0259-63-4151
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
Open upon reservation only
Closed Dec. 29th – Jan. 3rd
Depends on the group. Please contact for details.
Facilities and Service
Training room, conference room, etc.
Not Available
General Accessibility
Not Available
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Nougyou Gijutsu Center (Sado Agricultural Technology Center)(Honsen (Main Line)、Kuninaka Line、Kanamarusen Line、Akadomarisen Line、Kaifu Line、Ogi Line、Iwakubi Line) Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop