Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya

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Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium is an all-purpose gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan, built in 1964. Located on the site of the secondary enclosure of Nagoya Castle, it is host to numerous concerts and events. The gymnasium has 4,375 fixed seats, and can accommodate an additional 3,032 on the floor for certain events, giving it a total maximum capacity of 7,407.In 1966 it won the 7th annual Building Contractors Society Award.Professional Sumo's July Grand Sumo Tournament is held here every year from the second until the fourth Sunday in July.
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  • Gymnasium located near Nagoya Castle, I received the impression of the old building. Is a regular gym, but the moyattari concerts.
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  • Many other sports events is famous as a venue of the Nagoya Grand Sumo tournament. After a few years seems was relocated to the North of the Castle Park.
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  • Aichi Prefectural gymnasium is located near Park and Castle. Represented by a character with the statue to promote fair competition and friendly.
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  • Very nice place and nice show. LOVE MONSTERS FASHION SHOW 2017
  • Exciting sumo tournaments take place here on certain days of the year. Be sure to catch one. But tickets are sold out months in advance. If you want a nonreserved seat from the very rear row of the gymnasium, then you can buy these tickets on the same day as the match. But be there early if you want to get one. The line starts around 6 AM!
  • The beautiful place. I walk by and hope next time I can go inside to check detail.
  • I saw Sumo here and it was great, even the cheap seats get a good view, and it wasn't too hot. The Sumo takes all day, but i found it interesting so I didn't mind. Snacks and trinkets are available inside, they sell bentos at lunch time. It says you can't bring your own food in, but nobody was checking and plenty of people did. You might be stopped, but I doubt it. Just don't be too obvious. If you're sitting far away you might want to bring opera binoculars or something similar.
  • Saw a day of a honbashu (one of the six official annual sumo tournaments) here and loved it. Of course, if you're not into this sort of thing, it may feel boring and expensive, but if you like it, don't hesitate. I bought a 4-cushion box type ticket on the day of the event because everything else was sold out. Since I was alone, I had plenty of space, although it came at a price (11,700 yen!). To save money, book way ahead. That is weeks, not days. Or show up early (~7.45am) to get a chair ticket...

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