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Nippon Budokan, Chiyoda
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Nippon Budokan, often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in central 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, rendered 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 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.Venue historyMartial artsThough it still functions as a venue for big musical events, its primary purpose is for Japanese martial arts (indeed, the name literally means "Japan Martial Arts Hall"). The national championships of the different branches of the martial arts (judo, kendo, karate, aikido, shorinji kempo, kyūdō, naginata, etc.) are held annually at the Budokan. For wrestling fans the Budokan means professional wrestling's big shows. Now, the Budokan is mostly used by Pro Wrestling Noah, who often hold major events there.Make Nippon Budokan a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo travel itinerary maker.
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We were there to see Queen+Adam Lambert. The sightlines and acoustics are excellent, even from the last row of the top tier where we were sitting. Great venue and you can practically feel the weight o... read more »
大原櫻子さんの初武道館コンサートで、行きました。 ここは柔道の試合を見に来たり何度か来てますが、ちょうどビートルズが初めてここでコンサートをしてから50年経過したとあって、運営もこなれた感じがしました。 元々の作りが堅固なのか、飛び跳ね系のライブが多いように思いますし、今回の櫻子さんのコンサートも結構観客含め飛び跳ねました。 惜しむらくは、ライブだとどんなに工夫していても、音響が割れてしまう事です... read more »Ohara sakurako's first Budokan concert as I went. From here several times back and forth to see Judo competitions here, but just the Beatles first concert you here 50 years later, also operated an idiomatic feeling. Originally making a firm before they fly I tend to live of the prancing, including sakurako's this concert audience quite leapt. It also was devised to nix's live and acoustic breaks?show original
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Awesome building. I went there for a concert last night. It's a pretty big venue, but easy to find from Kudanshita station (exit 2) and figure out where to sit.
blend of beautiful timeless architecture with function
I visited during a martial arts ceremony in January. Very nice show including awards ceremony.
A bit old but very well organized and designed building. Not too hot inside even on the highest seats on a crowded and warm day. Seats are still comfortable after 10 hours.
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