Kanagawa Kenmin Hall was established in 1975 as a performing arts centre with international standard facilities for theatre and music. It is located in front of Yamashita Park, close to the port of Yokohama on one side and Chinatown on the other.
It is the home of “The Kanagawa International Arts Festival”, organized by the Kanagawa Arts Foundation, which features opera, ballet and dance, as well as orchestral and chamber music, as well as many other types of events involving artistic creation and promotion.
|Inaugurated||17 January 1975|
|Closed annually||28 December to 4 January|
|Administration||Kanagawa Arts Foundation
(public interest incorporated
|Main Hall（2,493 seats）|
|Small Hall (433 seats)|
|Conference Room（large）（240 seats）|
|Gallery (5 rooms)|
|Restaurant & Cafe|
|Indoor and Outdoor Parking
(capacity: 84 non-free parking lots)
The Main Hall is a fully-equipped, multipurpose theatre with a wide stage. It can be used for large-scale performances such as opera, ballet and popular musical concerts etc. as well as other kinds of events, such as conferences and ceremonies.
The Small Hall is an ideal place for chamber music concerts and small recitals. It has fine acoustics. A pipe organ is installed above the stage. It can also used for conferences or lectures.
The Conference Room, which is used for conferences, lectures, meetings, etc., is provided with desks and chairs. It enjoys a good view of the port of Yokohama. There is also another smaller room which can be used as an extension to the main conference room.
The Gallery is composed of five distinct exhibition rooms. It represents the largest exhibition space in Kanagawa Prefecture. Room 5 is suitable for the display of large art objects and installations. Its ceiling is 6.5 m high.
General information / tickets
Tickets are available at the front desk in the center of the entrance hall.
(Please note that we do not sell tickets for all performances at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall.)
To reserve tickets, please call 0570-015-415 (10:00 – 18:00)
(opening hours as for the hall)
Restaurant Ei Ichibankan (6th floor)
The name Ei Ichibankan (literally 'First English House') derives from the name of a house build by the English company “Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited”, where they started to sell imported goods in Yokohama. There is a fine view of Yokohama Port from the restaurant, especially looking towards Yokohama Bay Bridge and Osanbashi Pier at night.
Cafe Kamome (2nd floor)
Coffee, tea along and light meals are available at a reasonable price in the cafe.
|Open from 11:00 (closing time depending on hall events)|
(65 cars, height limit 2m)
|Opening hours||24 hours a day, all year round|
|Charges||Parking (one car): 240 yen for 30 minutes, 230 yen for each following 30 minutes.
※ An additional 'green' charge is kindly requested, of 20 yen per visit,
for the sake of the environment.
|Space for people
|Indoor parking spaces for the disabled are available upon request.|
|We do not have parking for bicycles or motorcycles. Please use the facilities at Kanagawa Arts Theatre, see http://www.kaat.jp/english/access|
■ From Nihon-ōdōri Station (Minatomirai Line): 8 minutes on foot
■ From Kannai Station (JR Negishi Line/Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line): 15 minutes on foot
ADRESS: 3-1,Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0023 Japan