English | Kitanomaru Park 2-3 Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-8321, Japan
Contact | (03)3216-5100
Website | http://www.nipponbudokan.or.jp/
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From Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Subway Station
- Take the Number 2 Exit from the station. You’ll come up from underground at a sidewalk, which you should follow straight. After a block or two there will be a bridge on your left — it doesn’t look like much of a bridge at first, but it is. Cross it.
- At this point it gets relatively easy. Follow the path straight until you’re faced with a right turn and take it. You’ll pass through a large wooden gate (You may see people lined up at this gate; that is for merchandise, NOT to get into the venue).
- Once you round the corner just past the gate, you’re there! The main entrance will be just to your left. If you walk past it a little ways you’ll come to a cafe on a small street to the right, which is a nice place to relax before a show.
- Max Capacity: 8,000~10,000 (actual capacity is 14,000+, but the seats behind the stage will not be used for concerts).
- Drink Ticket: Unconfirmed.
- Box Office: Unconfirmed.
- Accessibility: Unconfirmed.
- Restrooms: Around the hallways outside of the main arena on all floors.
- Merchandise:Often for sale outside before shows, though booths are also open along the hallways inside as well.
- Rail: The rail keeps the front row about 5 meters from the stage.
- Lining Up: The capacity of this venue is too large for lines; people will be allowed in either first-come first-served based on the floor they are sitting in, or based on ticket groups.
- Demachi: Unconfirmed.
- Arrive early to get merchandise, to get a feel for how the lines will work, and to see the flowers that companies and other musicians have sent to the band playing that day.
- On the second floor it’s impossible to make a complete loop around the venue in the hallways, as a section is blocked off for staff. The halls are also very narrow and generally have traffic flowing in one direction. Be careful of this!
- Snacks and drinks are for sale on the first floor, but before the venue opens there’s also a small cafe across from the main entrance.