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Nippon Budokan, Chiyoda

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Nippon Budokan, often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.The Budokan was the location where many "Live at the Budokan" albums were recorded, including those of Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, Dream Theater and Ozzy Osbourne. The Nippon Budokan, however, was originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, hence its name, which translates in English as Martial Arts Hall.LocationThe Nippon Budokan is located in Kitanomaru Park in the center of Tokyo, two minutes' walking distance from Kudanshita Subway Station, and near the Imperial Palace and Yasukuni Shrine. This 42 m (140 ft) high imposing octagonal structure holds 14,471 people (arena seats: 2,946, 1st floor seats: 3,199, 2nd floor seats: 7,846, standee: 480). The building is modeled after Yumedono (Hall of Dreams) in Hōryū-ji in Nara.
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  • September 21, 2017
    This is a cult place for those involved in the Budo Japanese military arts. Located in Kitonomaru Park near the Imperial Palace. Nippon Budokan building was built in the year 1963. In the Hall of the competitions by type of Budo. Ibid. concerts by the Beatles, Deep Purple, AC/DC, ABBA, Queen, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Judas Priest, Guns N ' Roses, and many others.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Explore the street martial arts center prior to return of the Yasukuni Shrine two years ago. This time I went to 9/1 with REBECCA LIVE. Walk along the tide from the 9-under and arrived quickly. Buy drinks lined in a vending machine in the table and drizzle it from the time doors open early admission. Ticket stubs and admission as security aspects? It seems to be a drink bring OK. Eating and drinking is not permitted in the Hall live concert. On the second floor seats very near the stage so 見易atta. Steel piece just upstairs in front of dust is riddled with noticeable, I want clean other people think. Leave the little jam was smoothly ride trains and arrive at the station gets very busy in the signal, but it is.
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  • September 12, 2017
    Did he once compared to the luggage inspection of Tokyo Dome. And traffic on canari's toilet!! ︎ seats the space next door and the narrow minded. Back to leave the parking lot was jammed a little.
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  • May 10, 2017
    Five stars for its history alone. It was once part of the Edo Castle grounds (a flatland castle built by the Tokugawa Shoguns). The name comes from 'Martial Arts Hall' from the Olympics and now hosts many kinds of events. An excellent venue for concerts, due to great acoustics. (I've seen a dozen shows here)
  • April 3, 2017
    Two years ago, even iRis had gone there for their anniversary live concert.
  • January 10, 2017
    AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48 CONCERT
  • August 17, 2016
    Good for Seeing live shows. Seats are nice. Easy to get in and out of seated location. Venue closes early. THERE WILL BE NO ENCORE
  • July 9, 2017
    The most famous concert hall in Japan.

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