Kinoshita Circus “Proudly continues to be the best!”

Japan’s oldest circus is about to begin a two-month series of performances that start on Dec.15th. Advance tickets are now available for the performances in Toyosaki, Tomigusuku, where the circus is pitching its big top.

High-flying acts on trapeze are a part of any circus.

The Kinoshita Circus is one of the world’s three major circuses, and has been entertaining crowds in Japan since its foundation 115 years ago. 1.2 million people came to see its shows last year! During its two-month stay on Okinawa, twice a day performances are presented from Mon. through Sat., and three on Sundays and Japanese holidays.  Monday through Wednesday and Saturday, the programs start 11 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.  Fridays and January 1st performances are at 1 and 3:40 p.m. Sunday shows are 10:10 a.m., 1 and 3:40 p.m.  The circus is closed on Thursdays.

A show with ferocious animals is one of the most thrilling programs of the circus.

Spectators rave about the wild beast show featuring lions.  Animals, including a white lion with his beautiful mane of shining white hair, sit on predetermined stands waiting for the trainer’s signal.   The lion show promises to be full of surprises, often involving audience participation. The “Safari Spectacle” and “Adorable Elephant” shows are also in the program.

General advance tickets are ¥2,600 for adults, ¥2,900 at door. Tickets for kids under 15 cost ¥1,600 in advance and ¥1,900 at door.  Reserved seats must be purchased at least 4 days before the performance date. The circus is at 3-35 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City. For more information 098-856-0045


17:49 17 Apr , 2024