Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena that attracts over 10,000 people and is located within walking distance from Harajuku Station.
In recent years, it has been the venue for the Figured Skating All Japan Championships, the World Volleyball Championships, and the World Cup.
Getting to the Stadium
The most common way to get to Yoyogi Gymnasium (1st and 2nd) is by train. The location is like being in the center of Tokyo. If you are driving, parking will be expensive and not very practical.
For JR, Harajuku station is the nearest station.
You can get off at Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line and walk there.
The distance is about 5 minutes, but there are a lot of people in Harajuku and you have to cross an overpass, so please allow a little more time.
If you use the subway, the closest station is Meiji-jingumae Station.
Both stations will take about the same amount of time depending on the exit.
About the Stadium
Yoyogi National Gymnasium is located in Yoyogi Park and the main arena is the first and the sub-arena is the second.
Location: 2-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: 13,291 people
Opened: September 1964
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 where backpacks are not allowed.
For drinks, please note that in most cases, you cannot bring in cans or bottles. In many cases, you can bring in plastic bottles.
Gate Opening Time
It depends on the event. Please check the website of the event you will be attending.
Many events in Japan allow re-entry, but it depends on the event. In the case of this stadium, re-entry is basically allowed.
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.