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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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  • Since Imperial Royal out of control area, within walking distance of the martial arts gallery, when the martial arts museum has a high school students bow-and-dagger contest, close to the contest time, the men and women of high school students with bows and arrows on the battlefield to reach the museum, the atmosphere. The feeling of the bow is the ancient martial art of handsome atmosphere.
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  • This is the Holy Land of martial arts and music. Feel the history was big and bold. Distinctive smells like soaked the smell of sweat, however, many of.
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  • From the Imperial Palace going to Yasukuni Shrine and suddenly showed buildings here, I was surprised. In large buildings at that time also had the games, watching from the outside only.
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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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