Sat, Nov

Candlelight Concert: Best of Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli)

¥3,700 – ¥7,500

Warm up a chilly night with candlelight and your favorite songs from Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi.

Tip: Check out the other candelight concerts around Tokyo and beyond. There’s something for all musical tastes.

What to expect

A string quartet will take you on a journey through Studio Ghibli hits such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. Take in the dreamy performances while being surrounded by candles.

There will be two shows on the day. One at 4:00 p.m. and one at 6:15 p.m. Each lasts for 1 hour and 5 minutes.


Here are some of the songs expected to be played, but there will be plenty more:

  • Kikujiro: “Summer”
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service: “A Town with an Ocean View”
  • Howl’s Moving Castle: “Merry Go Round of Life”
  • Spirited Away: “Chihiro’s Waltz”
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky: “Carrying You”
  • My Neighbour Totoro: “Path of the Wind”
  • Princess Mononoke: “Main Theme”


Tickets start at ¥4,200 for seats the furthest away from the stage (Zone D) and get slightly more expensive the closer you get to the stage (¥5,100 for Zone C, ¥6,600 for Zone B, and ¥8,000 for Zone A).

How to get there

The performance will be held at Umewaka Noh Theatre in Nakano. It’s around a 10-minute walk from Nakano Sakaue Station or Higashi Nakano Station.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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