Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Related Events: 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
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Japanese script: 東京体育館
Area: Shinjuku
Address: 1 Chome-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 151-0051 [map]
Phone: 03-5474-2112 03-5474-2112
Access: 177 m from Sendagaya Station Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB28)
0.7 km from Shinanomachi Station Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB27)
0.7 km from Kitasandō Station Fukutoshin Line (C14)
Website: http://www.tef.or.jp/tmg/

Originally used as a venue for the 1964 Olympics, the Metropolitan Gymnasium is still going strong thanks to a series of renovations.

Built on land once owned by the Iemasa Tokugawa, the 17th head of the Tokugawa Shogunate, it is in a great spot close to Shinjuku Gyoen and plenty of transport links (not that he would have known that, but still). Thanks to this, the site now hosts large sporting events on a regular basis, including international championships for table tennis, wrestling, volleyball and figure skating. Facilities are open to everyday users including a pool, training room and athletic field.