Event spaces and sports arenas
Yoyogi National Gymnasium - Notable building: Harajuku
Designed by architect Kenzo Tange, this elegant structure, with its dramatically sweeping profile, has become an iconic work of modern architecture. It was completed in 1964, built specifically for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jingu Stadium - Sports arena: Gaienmae
Meji Jingu Stadium (aka Jingu Stadium), the home field of the Yakult Swallows, seats 38,000 spectators.
Prince Chichibu Rugby Stadium - Sports arena: Gaienmae
Also known as Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, the facility was completed in 1947 and currently seats 25,194 visitors. It is the headquarters of the Japan Rugby Football Union, and it hosts the Japan Sevens, an annual rugby union sevens tournament.
Tokyo Dome - Sports arena: Suidobashi
Home of the Yomiuri Giants, Tokyo Dome was built in 1988 as Japan's first domed stadium. It seats 55,000 people, and is the anchor for Tokyo Dome City, which includes the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Baseball Cafe, an amusement park called...
Tokyo International Forum - Notable building: Marunouchi
Designed by New York architect Rafael Vinoli and completed in 1997, TIF contains two theaters and 6,000 square meters of exhibition space as well as restaurants and shops. At the heart of the complex is a sixty-meter-high, hull-shaped glass and...
Bunkamura - Event space: Shibuya
[Update - this venue is closed for renovation, and will reopen in mid-November, 2018.] Bunkamura is the art and culture complex attached to the main branch of Tokyu Department store, and it houses a major art musuem, a 747-seat theater (Theatre...
Nakano Sun Plaza - Event space: Nakano
Built in 1973, this distinctively shaped building is a Nakano landmark. Most of the floors are occupied by a hotel, including wedding-chapel facilities and meeting rooms. There is also a 2,222-seat concert hall with excellent acoustics that...
Quattro - Event space: Shibuya
One of Tokyo's longest-running live spaces, Quattro provides plenty of space to see local bands and international acts. Unlike some other concert venues, the audience area is non-smoking.
Studio Coast - Event space: Shin-Kiba
This large event space located on the Tokyo waterfront hosts numerous concerts by international and local artists. It is also the venue for a weekend club night called Ageha.
Tokyo Big Sight - Event space: Ariake
More than twelve million people a year visit the halls of this huge convention center, which hosts international conferences, trade shows and design festivals. Designed by the architectural firm of AXS Satow and completed in April 1996, the...