Nippon Budokan

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Address: 2-3, Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

The Nippon Budokan is known as the spiritual home of Japanese martial arts - especially judo. At the 1964 Games, judo made its debut as an Olympic sport, with competitions being held here.

Venue capacities
Olympic Judo: 11,000
Olympic Karate: 11,000

Venue Map

2-3, Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



Access Pre Games

  • Approx. 5 minute walk from Kudanshita Station (Exit 2) on the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Hanzomon Lines and the Toei Shinjuku Line

Please use public transport.

Access during the Games

  • Walking distance from Kudanshita Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Hanzomon Lines and the Toei Shinjuku Line
  • Walking distance from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Takebashi Station" (leaving the venue)

Please use public transportation to access the venue
Stations may be added or changed
Accessible routes will be available at Kudanshita Station

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  • Because more than the ordinary number of passengers may be using public transportation during the Games, it may take longer than the required time that is provided on the Internet. It may also take longer to walk from the station to the venue, so we suggest that you give yourself ample time.
  • Please note that during the Games, you may be instructed to use a route that is different from the ordinary route used to access the venue.

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