Nippon-budokan

Martial Arts Hall of Japan with 14471 places to enjoy tournaments, demonstrations, or even concerts! Entrance fee variable; may be free. Contact the Yes In Japan team to attend martial arts lessons at the annexe.

The Nippon-budokan is a big building where you can see numerous demonstrations or national/world tournaments of Japanese martial arts. It is located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Fans of Japanese martial arts, go see an impressive demonstration, championship or tournament of aikido, judo, jukendo, karate, kendo or kyudo! Stay in Japan with the pleasure to see skilled Japanese boys and girls, men and women live their passion…

Nippon-budokan in Tokyo (Japan) in 2014.

If you wish to walk from your hotel to the Nippon-budokan, consider booking at Hotel Grand Palace. If you prefer a different style of hotel, you can walk a bit longer or ride a subway from Hotel Niwa Tokyo (Suidobashi station), Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan (Jimbocho station) or Tokyo Dome Hotel (Suidobashi station).

In Japanese language, Nippon-budokan is written 日本武道館. See our travel articles about Nippon-budokan. Phone number: 03-3216-5100. Notes: Judo and karate are practised without weapon, jukendo with an armour and a rifle replica, kendo with an armour and bamboo sword, kyudo with a bow and arrows.

Yes in Japan news about Nippon-budokan (read more):

  • 11 December 2016: 44th Japan Cup Karate-do Championships (Tokyo) {6 December 2016} - Japanese men & women will fight or practice “kata” forms at the Nippon-budokan from 09:00 to 18:00 on 11 December 2016 during the 44th Japan Cup Karate-do Championships. This event is sponsored by Japan Karatedo Federation and a ticket costs only 2.000 yens (18 dollars)! You can probably attend this event without us because the […]
  • Martial arts tournaments and concerts in Japan at Tokyo’s Nippon-budokan {24 December 2014} - At the Martial Arts Hall of Japan “Nippon-budokan”, you can enjoy major martial arts tournaments (national or international), martial arts demonstrations and even concerts (e.g. AKB48 performance)! This impressive building in the heart of Tokyo (Chiyoda ward) has 14.471 places and features many martial arts events with free entrance; it adds a great touch of […]
  • Iidabashi/Kudanshita area in Tokyo: Martial arts, park, restaurant, shrines {23 November 2014} - Walk in Chiyoda ward near Iidabashi and Kudanshita stations to discover the Japanese culture, see many facets of the Shinto religion, and eat vegetarian food if you stay at a local hotel, study at a language school in Iidabashi, or wonder what to do after your visit of Kagurazaka area, Tokyo Dome City or Jimbocho […]

Access in Tokyo

The Nippon-budokan is the spot 15 on the Yes in Japan map of Tokyo Chiyoda North of autumn/winter 2014:
Map of Chiyoda ward North (Tokyo, Japan) - Front

Annual events held at Nippon-budokan

In addition to the events detailed below, you can attend 44th All Kanto Student Kyudo Championships on 21-22 June 2014 for free and the Heisei 26th Year All Japan Student Judo Championship (men: 63rd, women: 23rd) on 28-29 June 2014 for a small fee (1.000 yens).

All Japan Aikido Demonstration (May)

If you enjoy aikido or wish to discover this Japanese martial art, attend the impressive All Japan Aikido Demonstration, held every year in May! Numerous aikido practitioners make demonstrations on tatami mats for the general public, and you can watch for free 🙂
All Japan Aikido Demonstration at Nippon-budokan (Tokyo) in May 2012.

Check the following video playlist on YouTube to see the All Japan Aikido Demonstration at Nippon-budokan in May 2012:

See our article about the 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration on Saturday 24 May 2014.

In Japanese language, All Japan Aikido Demonstration is written 全日本合気道演武大会 and pronounced “Zen-nippon-aikido-enbu-taikai”.

All Japan Elders Martial Arts Tournament (June)

If you are attracted by the Japanese Way of the Warrior, attend the surprising All Japan Elders Martial Arts Tournament, held every year in June! Athletic Japanese elders (men and women) compete with armours and bamboo swords using kendo techniques (Way of The Sword) or wooden replicas of rifles using jukendo techniques (Japanese martial art of bayonet fighting)… and you can watch for free 🙂

See our article about the 36th All Japan Elders Martial Arts Tournament on Monday 09 June 2014.

In Japanese language, All Japan Elders Martial Arts Tournament also known as All Japan Koreisha Budo Taikai is written 全日本高齢者武道大会 and pronounced “Zen-nippon-koreisha-budo-taikai”.

All Self-Defense Forces Karate-do Championships (June)

You can watch for free 🙂

See our article about the 52nd All Self-Defense Forces Karate-do Championships on Saturday 07 June 2014.

Kanto Corporations and Companies Kendo Tournament (June)

If you enjoy kendo or wish to discover the Japanese “Way of the Sword”, go watch the great Kanto Corporations and Companies Kendo Tournament, held every year in June! Japanese corporations and companies send their best kendo practitioners to compete as teams (men and women) with armours and bamboo swords… and you can watch for free 🙂

See our article about the 56th Kanto Corporations and Companies Kendo Tournament on Sunday 08 June 2014.

In Japanese language, Kanto Corporations and Companies Kendo Tournament is written 関東実業団剣道大会 and pronounced “Kanto-jitsugyodan-kendo-taikai”.

USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Kendo = 剣道, Jukendo = 銃剣道.