About The Event

Host Cities

Tokyo Metropolis

City Information

Nearly 13 million people, or approximately 10 percent of the national population of Japan, reside in Tokyo.

The capital of Japan, the center of national politics, economy, and culture, is attractive not only for business but also for domestic and international tourism.  It lures a quite large number of visitors throughout the year.

Tokyo offers a variety of attractions. In central Tokyo, Shinjuku is a town of ultra-high skyscrapers.  Shibuya attracts trendy young people. Downtown Asakusa has retained a nostalgic atmosphere.  While in the outskirts of the Capital, Okutama is rich in nature and boasts beautiful gorges.

The Tokyo metropolis can be viewed from the 333 meter high Tokyo Tower.

Akihabara is Japan's largest "Electric Town" where there are more than 500 electronic goods stores and parts shops. This area bustles with foreign visitors.

Roppongi Hills, Omotesando Hills and Tokyo Midtown, which have recently been developed into world class cultural and commercial precincts, are very attractive places to visit.

Both the National Yoyogi Stadium No.1 Gymnasium and the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium have hosted numerous international volleyball events, and have been instrumental in spreading a passion for volleyball to the world.

Facility Information
Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium
Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium

Built to house the swimming competitions of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium features a high-tension suspension roof, of its kind unparalleled in the world. Its highly artistic appearance enhances the beauty of its surroundings, the vast and green Yoyogi Park.

The Stadium is used as a swimming pool in summer.  While, the venue is functioned as an ice skating rink in winter.

The Gymnasium has held countless numbers of domestic and international volleyball competitions. In addition to its main function as a sports facility, the structure has also been widely used as a concert venue.

The seating capacity is 12,000.

The Gymnasium was designated as one of 100 architectural landmarks of Tokyo.

2-1-1, Jin-nan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
By train- Get off at Harajuku Station on JR Yamamnote line. 5 minutes walk from the station.
By subway- Get off at Meijijingu-mae on Chiyoda Line. 5 minutes walk from the station.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

The Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium was built for the gymnastic events of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, a multi-facilities sports complex, includes a 120m-diameter main arena, a sub-arena and a pool.

Because the arena is located within a municipal park surrounding part of the Meiji Shrine, the floor was built below ground level so that its height does not seem imposing or break the continuity of its surroundings.

Seating capacity is 10,000.

1-17-1, Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
By train- Get off at Sendagaya Station on JR Sobu line. 1 minute walk from the station.