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 Japanese culture to everybody’s life or holidays in Tokyo 🙂 Our French travel manager attended diverse martial arts competitions and demonstrations there: aikido, karate, kendo, kyudo, taekwondo…
Check our Japanese calendar to learn about the best events scheduled at the Nippon-budokan in the year 2014, 2015 or 2016 (weekends and public holidays included). Call 03-3216-5100 to learn more if you speak the Japanese language or kindly ask the staff of your hotel to do it for you. Near Kudanshita subway station and Hotel Grand Palace, the Martial Arts Hall of Japan “Nippon-budokan” is the spot “15” on our map of Tokyo Chiyoda designed for autumn 2014 and winter 2014-2015.
Travel tip: You can also meet or e-mail the Yes in Japan team to get advance tickets for concerts/tournaments, to attend martial arts lessons at a dojo of the annexe or to order a personalized tour linked to martial arts…
42m-high octagonal “Martial Arts Hall of Japan“, the Nippon-budokan was built in Kitanomaru Park to host the first Olympic judo competition during the 1964 Summer Games, promote Japanese martial arts especially among the young, foster health by training body & mind, and contribute to world peace! 14.471 spectators can watch exciting concerts, demonstrations, tournaments… Contact the Yes In Japan team to watch or participate to martial arts lessons in a dojo of the annexe 🙂
The Martial Arts Hall of Japan is in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo near Kudanshita subway station, Hotel Grand Palace, the National Showa Memorial Museum, Tsukudo Shrine, and Yasukuni Shrine. See our calendar to enjoy a martial arts event there (several every month), often for free or a few thousand yens. In autumn 2014, you can go watch aikido, judo, karate, kendo… Be careful, the starting and ending time of the events vary.
If you visit Asia and are interested in Japanese culture or martial arts, attend a championship at the Martial Arts Hall of Japan and request a Yes in Japan personalized tour in Tokyo!
If you enjoy aikido or wish to discover this Japanese martial art, attend the impressive 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration on Saturday 24 May 2014 at Nippon-budokan (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo)! Numerous aikido practitioners will make demonstrations on tatami mats for the general public from 12:00 to 17:00, and you can enter from 11:00 to watch everything for free…
Check the following video playlist on YouTube to see the All Japan Aikido Demonstration at Nippon-budokan in May 2012:
For a good hotel near the Nippon-budokan that weekend, check Hotel Grand Palace. To discover the Japanese culture, we also recommend you our 1-day tour Insight Into Japanese Arts In Tokyo during your stay in Japan.
- Aikido = 合気道, All Japan Aikido Demonstration = 全日本合気道演武大会 (Zen-nippon-aikido-enbu-taikai).
- Nippon-budokan = 日本武道館, Chiyoda ward = 千代田区 (Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo = 東京.