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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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  • Meeting kiosk before martial arts Hall to meet with friends and places. Shop Green is located on the right side toward the front of the roof. Crowds also here's appointment is smooth, very easy to understand.
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  • Going to see live at Budokan in the summer, especially on the second floor of an enthusiastic in very humid (wet floor is) it is recommended to bring clothes and drink enough because hot. Can not move to be cooler.
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  • Passes in front of the Hall of martial arts, and when I went to visit a Science Museum at 9-under through the tayasu gate (very nostalgic personally) Seiko Matsuda performances seem to be, had begun already gathered. Maybe the Park at night. I completed the route to organize columns are.
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  • 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)
  • Two years ago, even iRis had gone there for their anniversary live concert.
  • AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48 CONCERT
  • 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
  • The most famous concert hall in Japan.

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