Makuhari Messe is a multi-purpose venue in Chiba Prefecture that hosts trade shows, sports events and concerts. Although there are plentiful hotels in the vicinity, these are almost always full for major events, so are best booked well in advance. For some events, such as the Tokyo Game Show, the venue can become intensely crowded.

During the 2020 Olympic games the venue will host the Wrestling, Fencing and Taekwondo events. The Paralympic Games will bring Goalball, Taekwondo, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair fencing to the arena.