Address Nippon Budokan 2-3 Kitanomarukōen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8321, Japan

Located in downtown Tokyo, the Nippon Budokan is a unique venue with an octagonal shape. From the Beatles to Boston, Queen, Chicago, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Diana Ross and KISS, they have all performed there and some have recorded memorable live albums.

Built for the judo events of the 1964 Summer Olympics, the Budokan was primarily designed for martial arts. for martial arts, sumo wrestling and the Japanese wrestling federation. In 1966, the Beatles gave a series of concerts there. ABBA soon followed, and from then on, bands and from then on, bands flocked to play in the excellent conditions offered by the hall. The Budokan can accommodate up to 14,471 spectators.

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