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Visited for Karate-do Championships

Even up high there are good views of the ring. Very hot and stuffy in winter. Toilets are very... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Nikki C
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New South Wales, Australia
The location is everything

I have listened to Eric Clapton here as well as watched the World Kendo Championship when the Japan... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
warrenD190
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Tokyo, Japan
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2-3 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Probably the best known sports and event hall in Tokyo. Located in Kitanomaru park just north of the Imperial Palace grounds. Many events have taken place here ranging from sports events to music happenings like for instance the famous Beatles performance in 1966. The complex...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Management of the venue was very organized. You can see staff assisting concert goers where to go even until the train station.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chemicallust
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Greatest show I have ever seen. Number one reason was the sound quality was amazing. Second reason is the Japanese are so organized they sell the concert items ( mostly) outside of the venue which eliminates congregating around. It is a small arena but very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank edwardlB7515CP
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I remember that Cheap Trick and the Beatles (among many others) had performed in this famous arena so my family and I were excited to go there. We went to a KPop concert (Got7). The arena looks impressive from the outside, but is actually quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 808drmel
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Even up high there are good views of the ring. Very hot and stuffy in winter. Toilets are very basic and old but clean.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nikki C
Reviewed December 20, 2018

I have listened to Eric Clapton here as well as watched the World Kendo Championship when the Japan men's as well as women's teams captured first place. Pairs well with a visit to Kitanomaru Park

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been in there to see the challenge between japanese self defense forces marching. It was very nice to come in of this big and old indoor stadium. From outside has the same design of the classic japanese castle, with river all around and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zar46
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazingly huge octagonal roof features onion shaped finials covered in gold leaf Not only used for martial arts, rock concerts also these days

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place houses martial arts contests as well as occasional rock concerts. I saw the Japan men and women's teams win first place in the World Kendo competition as well as Eric Clapton perform on a tour. It is located within a gorgeous park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Been here for a New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 event that was sold out. The first day I was sitted at B1 at the 2nd most expensive sitting. It was a comfortable and spacious sitting, however as everybody was sitted at the same level, if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around
the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in
Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a
photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old
Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this
day, and there are long-standing restaurants with
geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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