Osaka-jo Hall or Osaka Castle Hall is a multi-purpose arena in the Kyoubashi area of Osaka.
The arena was built in 1983 and be able to hold as many as 16,000 people. A high-quality facility equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, it has brought to Osaka a wide range of events such as concerts, theatrical performances, sports events, exhibitions and ceremonies.
Osaka-Jo Hall has hosted world-class events including concerts performed by popular Japanese artists (Dir en Grey, Kanjani8, Luna Sea) and international stars (The Black Eyed Peas, NE-YO, Kylie Minogue). The hall has an annual usege rate of over 70%, and on this stage, the energy of entertainers and the excitement of the audience meet, creating countless unforgettable memories in the hearts of both entertainers and audience.
A vanue for various sport events such as tennis, volleyball, sumo, pro-boxing or wrestling matches. The arena’s extensive 3,500 m2 space allows audience to witness right befor their eyes some of the most talented and famous athletes perform at their best.
- Location: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
- Opened: 1983
- Owner: Osaka-jo Hall Foundation
- Capacity: 13,456
Maybe you already heard the word “Zepp” many times before.
The Zepp music halls are a group of Japanese music halls covering every area of the country. The Zepp halls play host to many international tours and are a popular stop among Japanese musicians. Each venue takes the Zepp name, along with the city in which it is located. The Zepp company is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
- Founded: April, 1998
- Capacity: 2000
- Founded: August 1, 2000
- Capacity: 1500
- Founded: March, 1999
- Capacity: 2700
- Founded March, 2005
- Capacity: 1800
- Founded: November, 1998
- Capacity: 2200
- Founded: June, 1999
- Capacity: 2000
Yokohama Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Yokohama, Japan. The capacity of the arena is 17,000 and was opened in 1989. As one of the largest concert venues in the Kanto region, it is a frequent location for artists to end their tours. The spacious stage allows for more complex set design and lighting, but the reasonable size makes it easier to sell out than the Tokyo Dome.
Yokohama Arena utilizes such state-of-the-art equipment as 11,000 computer-controlled movable seats, a large four-screen projection system and a ceiling capable of suspending more than 100 tons.
With the enormous suspension capacity of the ceiling, accessible by lighting decks and catwalks, stage effects once thought impossible become regular fare. It is also possible to arrange the floor seating in the form of a bowl, creating a more intimate environment for performances.
Yokohama Arena has a great reputation for its excellent acoustical quality.
Yokohama Arena has sufficient indoor floor space for a 200-meter oval running track and a 100-meter straight track. It can also be used for events such as basketball, boxing, ice hockey, sumo, tennis and volleyball.
2011 Touhoku Earthquake:
After the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami, Yokohama was an emergency shelter for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Citizens were allowed the stay the night, and were offered blankets and other amenities.Hideharu Terada, a Yokohama Arena official stated “There has never been a big earthquake like this. [...] People are trickling in. They are all calm.”
- Location: 3-10 Shin-Yokohama, Konan-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Opened: April 1, 1989
- Owner: Yokohama Arena Corp.
- Architect: Takenaka Corporation
- Capacity: 17, 000
7. Nissan Stadium
At last, but not least we have Nissan Stadium. It has the highest seating capacity of any stadiums in Japan, with a total of 72,327 seats. The Nissan Stadium is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The stadium opened in March 1998 and it is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos (Japanese association football team) and it hosted the National Sports Festival as its main stadium.
Nissan Stadium has been hosting the FIFA Club World Cup since 2003 and according to FIFA, the tournament will return to Yokohama for the 2011 and 2012 editions.
The audience can enjoy the sport events with two large(19x9m) screens, the first air running hi-vision camera in the world, 824 lamps and 528 loudspeakers which all add emotion and ecxitement to the game.
For further informations, please check out Nissan Stadium’s official website: http://www.nissan-stadium.jp/english/
- Full name: Nissan Stadium
- Former name: International Stadium Yokohama
- Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Opened: 1 March 1998
- Owner: Yokohama City
- Capacity: 72,327
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