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“Excellent for music concerts and martial arts”
Review of Nippon Budokan

Nippon Budokan
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The world kendo championships were held here and I've heard the likes of Eric Clapton in concert. Check out Kitanomaru Park where Budokan is located, a beautiful area.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

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 of all the legendary concerts that have happened there before. The audience was really into it, too, which made it fun. The only drawback inside if you are there to see a concert is not enough bathrooms. The line to get in the women's room before the concert was so long a half hour before the start of the show and was moving so slowly that there was no way to make it through in time. I waited and ran in during the pause before the encore but in the dark during a concert it is not easy to get up and down the stairs! Just be warned. Also, the Japanese are fanatical enough about their bands that if you want to get to the merch table, expect an hour-long wait in a very organized but massive live to even get up to the merchandise booth.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

There's a park nearby so maybe after walking to it you can rest there, plus the Science museum is also close.

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

The Red Hot Chili Peppers totally lagged here, but Seikima II and Perfume were both on top of their game.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The Budokhan is located in a historic area surrounded by a large garden, easily accessible by Tokyo metro, concert started at 5 we hoped to get drinks and snacks outside before the concert but few options, once inside the venue only machines. We had seats almost in the back but the view was still quite ok, probably not a bad seat in the house, music quality was fantastic, and didn't leave deaf. Exit was challenging as there is only one way out to the street and a few bottlenecks along the way, need to be prepared to deal with large crowds and be patient.

Thank Scott M
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