Tokyo Dome City Hall

The Tokyo Dome City Hall aerial at night
The entrance of Tokyo Dome City Hall into the basement of Meets Port

Tokyo Dome City Hall is a facility for sport, fashion show, circus, and live music, located in Tokyo, inside of Tokyo Dome City. It is on the opposite corner of the Tokyo Dome, and hosts a variety of events at any given time, including boxing and live concerts. Naming rights of the hall was purchased by Japan Credit Bureau (JCB), a credit card company, so it opened as JCB Hall, from Mar. 19, 2008 to Mar. 30, 2011.

The building, also known as Mitsupoto (Meets Port) hall, is a commercial facility. JCB Hall is the underground portion of the Mitsupoto complex, and it is the primary location for most of the larger events that take place live. Many bands/artists have played the venue, including Coldplay in 2014, for one of the dates on their Ghost Stories Tour. It is host to the Animax Anison Grand Prix anime song music competition.[1][2][3] TDCH hosted Tougeki – Super Battle Opera several times.

Although most of the sporting events take place at the Tokyo Dome, the JCB Hall is considered one of the primary spots in Tokyo Dome City for smaller scale sporting events, like boxing, pro-wrestling, lethwei and some mixed martial arts.[4] It also is going to be the future site of most small scale circuses. There are also a variety of food choices available on multiple floors of the complex. also arena hosted Miss International Japan 2016 and Miss International Japan 2017 also hosted Miss International 2016 on October 27, 2016, Miss International 2017 on November 14, 2017, Miss International 2018 on November 9, 2018, Miss International 2019 on November 12, 2019 and also will host Miss International 2020 on October 21, 2020.

FacilitiesEdit

Standing, JCB Hall can fit approximately 3,100 people, though this number varies depending on the seating charts for the different events. For example, the stage is set in such a way that during fashion shows it seats less than 1600. Since the complex is brand new, JCB Hall has a "state-of-the-art" sound system, complete with a sound absorbing acoustic wall. The seats in the complex are designed for comfort as well. The stage is set up in such a way that it is extremely versatile, and can be switched out depending on the event. For example, when the circus is playing they tend to use a circle stage, but when a concert is playing the stage is converted into a rectangular shape. When a boxing match is taking place, the back of the stage can be removed in order to seat extra chairs.

Access

The Hall is near the stations on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line, the Toei Mita Line, the Marunouchi Line and the Nanboku Line.

LocationEdit

Address (English):

  • 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8575, Japan

Address (Japanese):

  • 〒112-8575 東京都文京区後楽1-3-61

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ アニソングランプリ:"アニソン日本一"はカナダ人のカトリーヌさん 青い目のアニソン歌手誕生へ (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. 2008-09-22. Archived from the original on 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  2. ^ アニソン界にも黒船か?<全日本アニソングランプリ>優勝はカナダ出身カトリーヌさん (in Japanese). Barks.jp. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  3. ^ "27-Year-Old Canadian Wins Animax's Singing Contest". Anime News Network. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  4. ^ "ラウェイinジャパン4 FRONTIER (Japanese)". Ameblo Japan. 17 June 2017.

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Coordinates: 35°42′11″N 139°45′17″E / 35.70303°N 139.754797°E / 35.70303; 139.754797