Toshima, the city of theaters, is hoping to encourage theater audiences to linger and explore the local nightlife after watching a play, and now puts on a regular program of open-air classical concerts played by a full orchestra.
After catching a show or doing a bit of shopping, close out the evening with some classical music in a park, perhaps accompanied by a glass of mulled wine or some other warm beverage...
"Yube", which means the time from late afternoon to evening in Japanese, is your chance to experience that kind of everyday luxury in Ikebukuro.
* Subject to change by program.
This project is financed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo
Convention & Visitors Bureaus Nightlife Tourism Promotion Subsidy.
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Opened in November 2019, this open-air theater in Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park has the capacity to host full-scale orchestral concerts and is equipped with a large screen and cutting-edge sound system, making it suitable for live sports viewing and other similar events. Global Ring features an 11-meter-wide screen, an eight-channel sound system, LED lights throughout the ring structure, and a fountain in the middle of the plaza. The theater’s audiovisual show, designed by the creative studio JKD Collective, appears different on every viewing thanks to a program that generates the sound and video content in real time by analyzing the current time, temperature, humidity, and other parameters. The music and sound design comes courtesy of Kuniyuki Takahashi, a noted producer of everything from club tunes to traditional folk music.
1-8-26 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-City, Tokyo