Nippon Budokan

Venue Overview

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, Karate: 11,000
Paralympic Judo: 11,000

Nippon Budokan

Events at Venue

Olympic Sports

Paralympic Sports


Access during the Pre Games
Approx. 5 minute walk from Kudanshita Sta. (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 Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Line "Kudanshita Station"
Please use public transportation to access the venue.
Stations may be added or changed.
Accessible routes would be available at Kudanshita Stations.


  • 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.


2-3, Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Olympic Venues

Paralympic Venues