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Sports facilities

The sports facility listings include facilities for traditional sports such as Sumo (Japan's national sport) and budo (martial arts) and also for popular international sports such as track/field, baseball, soccer and tennis. Public sports facilities for citizens' use are also listed.

Facilities to watch sports

Major sports facilities for professional/national-level tournaments and games.

Name of Facility Note
Kokugikan (Japanese only) An exclusive facility for Sumo, Japan's national sport. Recently, the number of non-Japanese sumo wrestlers is increasing.
Nippon Budokan Various tournaments for Judo (an Olympic sport) and Kendo (a traditional samurai-style sport) are held here.
Tokyo Dome This indoor stadium is the home field of a professional baseball team. The dome is used for baseball games, martial arts, concerts, and various other purposes.
Jingu Stadium Both professional and university league baseball games are played here.
Ajinomoto Stadium Soccer games and other sports as well as concerts are held here.
Ariake Coliseum In addition to concerts, etc., this venue hosts numerous sporting events including tennis tournaments. (Closed for renovation from December 2017 to July 2019)
Facilities to play sports

Major sports facilities open to the public, including gyms, baseball grounds and tennis courts, are listed here along with the links to facility search websites. For facilities operated by local communities, check their websites or contact their municipal offices.

Name Note
Showa Kinen Park Sports/outdoor facilities
Ariake Tennis Park A venue with 48 tennis courts that can be rented (Please note that due to major renovations, from November 2017 only 8 hard-surface courts shall be available for use.)
Tokyo Sports and Culture Center (BumB)
(Japanese only)
Facilities for sports, educational activities, hotel accommodation
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association: List of sport facilities in Tokyo (automated translation available) Reservations for sports facilities, such as baseball grounds and tennis courts, in metropolitan parks
Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation: Smile Sports
(Japanese only)
Reservation for facilities at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo Budokan, and other locations
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