Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is located in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, and has a capacity of 10,000 spectators.
Getting to the Stadium
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is a convenient train ride away. The location is like being in the center of Tokyo. If you drive, parking will be expensive and not very practical.
For JR, Sendagaya station is the nearest station.
From Akihabara or Shinjuku, take the Sobu Line and get off at Sendagaya Station.
When you get off at Sendagaya Station, the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is right in front of you.
If you use the subway, the nearest station is National Stadium Station.
In both cases, the venue is right outside the exit.
About the Stadium
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is located just off Sendagaya Station, and is one of the most easily accessible venues of its size.
In the past, large-scale events such as the World Figure Skating Championships and the Volleyball World Cup have been held at this venue.
The stands are generally laid out in two tiers, with seats filling the space between the court and the stands.
Location: 1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What to bring
Compared to other countries such as the U.S., Japanese events allow people to bring their own belongings, and there are few venues that do not allow backpacks.
For drinks, please note that in most cases, you cannot bring in cans or bottles. In many cases, you can bring in plastic bottles.
Depending on the event, bringing in food and beverages may be prohibited.
Gate Opening Time
Gate opening times may vary depending on the event, so please check the website of the event you will be attending.
Many events in Japan allow re-entry, but it depends on the event. For venues such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium that host a wide variety of events, you will need to check for each event.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Tokyo as a reference for planning your trip.
1. "Getting there & Around" Shibuya, Shinjuku, Chuo, Chiyoda, Bunkyo, Minato
Although we have divided the area to organize the venues, as for the 23 wards of Tokyo, it is not so badly accessible from the soil area.
Basically, the Yamanote Line covers the area to some extent, and in the middle, the Chuo and Sobu Lines run.
If you want to go around in detail, there are also subways, so it would be better to use your smart phone to look at transit information as you move around.
2. "Where to Stay" in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Chuo, Chiyoda, Bunkyo, Minato
Hotels in the Shibuya, Shinjuku, Chuo, Chiyoda, Bunkyo, and Minato wards areas are relatively pricey among the 23 wards of Tokyo.
3. "What to Do & See" in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Chuo, Chiyoda, Bunkyo, Minato
There are so many things to do and see in Tokyo that it's hard to narrow it down to just one: in Shibuya Ward, there's Meiji Shrine and Takeshita Street; in Shinjuku Ward, there's Shinjuku Gyoen and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office.
The best thing is that you can have a second plan in case of crowds or bad weather. If you are planning to go sightseeing and watch the games, it is possible that you will not be able to go around as much as you would like due to the crowds, or that it will be too rainy to go outside.
Therefore, if you pick up other places that you can go to in case of crowds, you will be able to go around smoothly even if you don't have much time before the game.
4. "What / Where to Eat" in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Chuo, Chiyoda, Bunkyo, Minato
Since it is Tokyo, there are stores everywhere you go.
The rest is up to you, what you want to eat and where you want to eat it.
We will pick out a few restaurants for you, but in the case of Tokyo, there is no way to cover them all, so we recommend that you look for them yourself on the Internet.
As with sightseeing, popular stores may have lines.
Therefore, if you are short on time and want to go to a popular restaurant, you may not be able to eat there, so we recommend that you pick up several restaurants in advance.