Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza

Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza was opened at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2001. It is the first full-scale theater to be managed by an institution of higher education in Japan.

Although both the audience seats and stage was built based on orthodox kabuki style, the theater was designed to be adaptable to present contemporary plays and other performances. While having such prerequisites for kabuki performances such as the hanamichi passage way, trap-doors, revolving stage, toya, and mechanisms for midair performance, the theater is also equipped with an orchestra pit for opera and other similar performances, which is utilizable for all kinds of stage performances. Since 2013, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV has served as Artistic Director

Information on Food and Beverages

Please feel free to use the café and cafeteria before and/or after the performances

Breath KUAD


This café is located between the entrance to Kyoto University of Art and Design and the theater. Open to the public, in this stylish atmosphere fit for an art university, visitors can enjoy a menu perfect for taking a break – special coffee blends, expresso, and caramel macchiato. It also features a well-rounded food menu, including popular bread, Danishes, and Campagne sandwiches from established Kyoto bakery Shinshin-do. We recommend you enjoy them with daily soups such as minestrone.
Also, smoothies and cakes such as Mont Blanc and chocolate mousse go well with coffee, perfect for pre-show or recess tea time.

Breath KUAD

Opening hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (regular days)
Drip coffee 120 yen / Smoothies from 250yen / Cakes from 280 yen
* Opening hours may change on weekends and National Holidays. Please check the website below for more information.

Verdi Le cafe Artisanal


The stylish café located on the first floor of Uryukan by the main steps to the university is the second shop of the famous coffee shop, Café Verdi, located on Shimogamohon-dori street. This is a self-roasting café where only beans to be used for the day are roasted. You can enjoy freshly roasted specialty coffee. The menu also includes many foods such as the popular venison Keema curry and generously portioned panini. For those who enjoy sweets, there are cakes and macaroons, among others. Please full yourself with delicious coffee and food after watching performances at this café.
Self-roasted coffee beans are also available for purchase.

Verdi Le cafe Artisanal

Opening hours: 8:30am-9:00pm (last order 8:00pm)
Closed: Tuesdays
Small coffee (420 yen) / Hand drip coffee 600 yen
* 200 discounts for take-out drinks 
URL: https://arti.verdi.jp/

Student Cafeteria

This cafeteria is located on the third floor of Shiseikan, designed by architect Kuma Kengo and opened in 2008. The interior is decorated with bright pastel colors, and from a menu with 1000 varieties, each day some 100 items are prepared. You can enjoy generous portions of food and healthy snacks, including set menus, at reasonable prices. Breakfast and evening food items are also available.

Student Cafeteria

Opening hours: 8:00am-8:00pm (regular days)
Haikara udon 160 yen, curry rice 200 yen
* Opening hours may change on weekends and National Holidays. Please check the website below for more information.
https://www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/student/life/sale_info/

Seating Chart

Shunjuza Seating Layout Chart

with Hanamichi without Hanamichi

Access Information

2-116 Uryuyama Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8271 Japan

From JR Kyoto Station

Take city bus No.5 bound for Iwakura and get off at “Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae” stop (approx. 50 min)

From subway Kitaoji Station (Kitaoji Station Bus Terminal)

Take city bus No.204 bound for Ginkakuji and get off at “Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae” stop (approx. 15 min) (Note: Subway Kitaoji Station is approx.. 15min from JR Kyoto Station.)

From Keihan Demachiyanagi Station

Take city bus No.3 bound for Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae and get off at "Kamehatecho Kyoto Zokeidai-mae" stop (approx. 15 min)
Take Eizan train (transiting at Keihan Demachiyanagi Station) and get off at Chayama Station, followed by approx..10 min. on foot

From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Take city bus No.5 bound for Iwakura and get off at “Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae” stop (approx. 30 min)
Take city bus No.3 bound for Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae and get off at “Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-mae” stop (approx. 30min)

Note: Travel times are approximates and may change depending on weather and traffic conditions.
There is no parking at the university, so please refrain from coming by car, motorcycle, or bicycle.