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Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theatre
Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater, located right by Kawaguchiko (lake) at the foot of Mt. Fuji, is a theater for traditional monkey performances that have a history of 1,000 years in Japan. Performances are held several times a day in the spacious theater fitting 655 viewers, where charming and intelligent monkeys show off their tricks. The performances by the trainer and the monkey are funny as well as touching and are sure to entertain an audience of all ages from children to adults. The surroundings of the theater is known to be a beautiful spot for viewing autumn leaves, with autumn festivals held every year.
- 2719-8 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
- Contact No.
- From Kawaguchiko Station on Fuji Express, take Fujikyu Retro Bus for 22 min and get off at Kawaguchi-ko Sarumawashi Gekijomae
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Admission fee
- Adults 1,500 yen, middle and high school students 1,000 yen, children 750 yen
- Other Information
- *Subtitles available on screen during the show (English, Korean, Chinese)
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Monkey shows are held every day in this large theater. Cute, charming monkeys balance on balls, beat drums and ride on stilts. The humorous interactions with the trainer are exquisite! These funny and touching shows are a must see.
Hand-shaking with Celebrity Monkeys
After the show, guests are given the opportunity to interact with the celebrity monkeys of Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater by shaking hands with them. There is no need to worry, as the monkeys of this theater are well educated and kind. Even kids can go and shake their hand.
View Point of Mt. Fuji
For those in the know, the northern shore of Kawaguchiko, where the monkey theater is located, is a perfect view spot of Mt. Fuji. On a clear day, one can see a beautiful view of the great Mt. Fuji. After seeing the fun performance at the monkey theater, why not have some relaxing time while looking at the great view of Mt. Fuji?