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Japan Martial Arts Hall

Amazingly huge octagonal roof features onion shaped finials covered in gold leaf Not only used for... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
777SarahB777
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Been here for a New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 event that was sold out. The first day I was sitted at... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Aleksandr A
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 September 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

Thank 777SarahB777
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Reviewed 28 August 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.

Thank warren D
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Reviewed 14 August 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 you were sitted behind a tall person, your view would get extremely limited.

On the 2nd day, I was sitted at the 2nd floor. It may be due to the number of people but as a aresult it was extremey stuffy and you could see rows and rows of peope who were just fanning themselves. However, in terms of view it was definetely much better than the more expensive B1 sitting arrangement.

The sitting arrangement on the 1st floor looked overall much better.

1  Thank Aleksandr A
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Even if you don't see a concert here, and your in the area, why not stop by and see the concert venue that made Cheap Trick popular. This is the venue where Cheap Trick recorded there live album in 1978. Live at the Budokan.

The venue is near the East Imperial Castle. There is a 5k loop trail that took me to the venue.

Tips:
It is a nice walk to get here and it's FREE!
There is a park near by.

Thank lasvegasfreeway
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Been here about 11 times in the past 10 years. Have been sat everywhere from the front to the stands to the guest seats. The acoustics are still great, you could be standing at the second floor and still hear everything clearly. The surrounding is also a great place to take a walk round. Also extremely lovely in Spring when surrounded by all the Sakura petals. Drop by if en-route to yasukuni shrine

Thank Shawn N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were lucky enough to see Paul McCartney in concert here. This was something of a religious experience for my husband who is Beatle mad. He appreciated that he was seeing Paul in the very same venue The Beatles had performed in back in 1966. In fact The Beatles were the first band to perform there, with some controversy, as many objected to a martial arts venue being used for rock and roll concerts. Anyway, it is a fantastic venue with a cafe across the road and surrounded by parkland.

Thank 8pairs
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What surprised me at this place was not only the tradition local sport and culture presence, but also the interactivity between families and multi nation people in the same place. Great view from all sections and chairs, great acustic and confort for viewers. I watched a Karate contest and it was unbelievable great. Good place to visit only during events day.

Thank MiltonKanno
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Opposite the Yushukan, take the additional time to walk, see and awe the architecture... very nice walk through the park, with full sized moats and hundreds of feet high side walls... making this place a true castle converted with the Budokan...
Good place to take in peace and awe.

Thank salohcini
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is an iconic venue, however, it definitely needs some updating. The drop down ceiling, the not well working AC system, having said that, the venue is small, so pretty much all seats are good. Been to Tokyo Dome and Saitama Arena and they are just too big for a concert - Budokan's size is perfect for a rock concert.

Thank Kasia Z
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Saw the Stone Roses here and even the second floor seats provided good views. The historical significance of the venue speaks for itself...nice comfortable arena-size venue

Thank thelonious22
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