About The Event

Host Cities

Hamamatsu City

City Information

Shizuoka Prefecture is first in a number of natural features.

Mt. Fuji, at 3776 meters, is the highest mountain in Japan.

Suruga Bay is approximately 2,500 meters deep and is the deepest Bay in Japan.

Both of these marvels can be seen from the City of Hamamatsu.

The city of Hamamatsu is surrounded by the Akashi mountain range to the north and Tenryu River to the east. To the west lies the Enshu Sea and to the south Lake Hamana. These diverse landscapes weave together to form a breathtaking panorama, with countless scenic spots and attractions.

The total land area is 1,511.17 km2.  It is the second largest city in Japan after Takayama in Gifu Prefecture. Its population is nearly 820,000.

Even though the city is blessed by nature, Hamamatsu is also an industrial city. World famous Yamaha has its headquarters in the city.  The company is famous for musical instruments and motorcycles.  Venture businesses as well as world class corporations are actively expanding their business activities.

Eel is the most notable product of Hamamatsu where eel farming began.  The city boasts over a century long history of developing and cultivating eel farming.

Facility Information
Hamamatsu Arena
Hamamatsu Arena

Hamamatsu Arena opened in 1990.  The seating capacity is 8,000.  The Arena is widely used as a venue of for sporting events and music concerts..

It is equipped with a high standard of acoustic and lighting facilities. 

Hamamatsu City endeavors to be an international convention city.

The facilities are suitable for their objective.  Hamamatsu Arena is home to a professional basketball team, the Hamamatsu Higashi Mikawa Phoenix.

808-1, Wada-machi, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture
By bus- 15 minutes ride from JR Hamamatsu
From JR Hamamtsu Station North Exit Bus Terminal #9 to Iwata/Mitsuke
Get off at Hamamatsu Arena
Alternative: 15 minutes walk from JR Tenryu-gawa Station
Heita Kawakatsu, the governor of Shizuoka Prefecture
Heita Kawakatsu, the governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

On behalf of the citizens of Shizuoka Prefecture, I welcome with warm wishes the FIVB Women’s World Championship Japan 2010. 
The City of Hamamatsu is delighted to host such a prestigious tournament.  And I congratulate the national team players and all the others who are involved in organizing and running the championship games.  

Japan will host the FIVB Volleyball World Championships for the fourth time, including two consecutive times. But it will be for the second time since the Men’s Championship 1988 that Shizuoka Prefecture has hosted the games.

Shizuoka Prefecture is home to professional soccer and basketball teams.  In volleyball, Toray Arrows host home games for the V League.  Hence, all the people in Shizuoka Prefecture take a great interest in sports.

Under such circumstances, the performance of highly skilled and well-trained players on the 24 participating teams — the host Japan, defending champion Russia, and the other 22 teams that won the competitive regional qualifiers — will be sure to spread the popularity of volleyball and to promote all sports activities in the prefecture.

The opening of the Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport in June last year promises to increase international exchange.

The Shizuoka Prefecture Government has made and will continue to make strenuous efforts to develop this community’s sports activities.  Therefore, hosting the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship Japan 2010 games will be especially meaningful.

I look forward to all the players demonstrating skills and abilities perfected during rigorous daily training and wish them fruitful results in the Championships – the highest arena for the volleyball players.

I hope all the participants will enjoy “Fujinokuni” --- the Land of Mt. Fuji — which is rich in nature, history, and a variety of cultures and local cuisines.  Moreover, I do hope that friendships will be formed among competing players and local people, and that everyone will take home precious memories from the Championships.

Lastly, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the people whose efforts make hosting the games possible. I pray for the great success of the Championships.