Yoyogi National Gymnasium is one of the renowned arenas of the world, situated in Yoyogi Park; Tokyo. It is constructed in between 1961-1964, famous all over the world for its large suspension roof design, sketched by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The design of this Gymnasium is inspired by the Frei Otto's arena designs of the Olympic Stadium in Munich and holds the capacity of around 13,000 people. The monumental, suggestive and aerodynamic design of the arena has turned into the icon of Tokyo. Not only that, this is the benchmark of Metabolist Movement. At present, the arena is also used for basketball, futsal and Ice Hockey. The main gym of this gymnasium holds the capacity of conducting various games such as swimming events, basketball and hockey games. Even after 50 years of construction, it still looks amazingly well preserved due to its aerodynamic design.
In the year of 2010 the arena hosted the World Judo Championship.
In 2014, Luna Sea performed their first anniversary concert in this arena.
In the year of 2000 and 2014, the concert of famous Japanese Pop star Ayumi Hamasaki was held here.
The World Team Table Tennis Championship was hosted by this Gymnasium in 2014.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Yoyogi National Gymnasium will also host handball competitions.
The arena was the host of swimming and diving events during the Summer Olympics of 1964.
The Gymnasium hosted the FIVB men’s Volleyball World Championship in 1998 and 2006.