About Yoyogi National Stadium
The Yoyogi National Stadium, located in Yoyogi Park, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, can be divided into two parts, the First Stadium and the Second Stadium, and is one of the most famous sports venues in Japan. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, it was constructed between 1961 and 1964 and was the venue for the swimming and diving competitions of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
The National Yoyogi Arena, which was constructed mostly of reinforced concrete and partly of steel-bone reinforced concrete, is a symbol of Japan’s progress in the development of new technology in the 1960s. The overall use of a high-tension cable-based suspension roof structure creates a large-scale interior space with a sense of tension and power, and the original imaginative and unusual shape makes it the culmination of Kenzo Tange’s Structural Expressionist period, and it is also regarded as an epochal work in Japan and the pinnacle of the architectural development of modern Japan.
The Yoyogi National Stadium consists mainly of the Olympic Swimming Competition Hall, an indoor ballroom and other facilities, with a capacity of 13,291 for the first stadium and 3,202 for the second stadium, and is now mainly used for ice hockey and basketball, but many singers and entertainers also hold concerts here.
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How to get there
2-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan
Access:5 min. walk from JR Harajuku Station
5 minutes walk from Meiji-jingumae Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
This location was built during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
It is located close to JR Harajuku Station for easy access.
Events are still held there.