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Komazawa Olympic Park and related facilities

The Komazawa Olympic Park is the home to sporting facilities used for the Tokyo 1964 Olympics for soccer, wrestling, volleyball, and other sports. The park has an athletics field, two playing fields, a gymnasium, indoor ball court, baseball field, archery range, and other facilities. The athletics field, with stand seating for 20,000 people, is used for various sporting events, including national tournaments such as the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament, J-League games, and the Japan Rugby Championship. There are also cycling and jogging courses that circle the perimeter of the park, providing a place for people to exercise and relax.

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza

The Musashino Forest Sports Plaza is a sporting facility adjacent to Tokyo Stadium (Ajinomoto Stadium). It has a main arena, a sub-arena, and a swimming pool and was used as a venue for badminton, fencing, and wheelchair basketball at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The main arena boasts four basketball courts and 18 badminton courts, making it the largest gymnasium in Japan. It can accommodate approximately 10,000 spectators and is used for sporting events such as the National High School Basketball Tournament and the All-Japan Volleyball High School Championship, as well as for concerts by famous artistes.

Ariake Urban Sports Park

The Ariake Urban Sports Park opened in 2020 as Tokyo’s urban sports center, where Cycling BMX Freestyle—a new Olympic event—BMX Racing, and Skateboarding were held during the Tokyo 2020 Games. The original plan was to demolish the facility after the Tokyo Olympics, but the remarkable success of Japanese athletes, mainly in the skateboarding competition, has prompted local residents to call for its continuation. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is now turning it into an urban sports center for public use and will be equipping it with a beginner skateboarding area, sport climbing facility, and 3x3 basketball courts. Apart from sports, the facility will also be used for other purposes, such as hosting concerts.

Yoyogi National Stadium

Yoyogi National Stadium was built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, with swimming events held in the main building (1st Gymnasium) and basketball matches held in the annex (2nd Gymnasium). It continued to be used as a venue for sporting events even after the Olympics, and served as the venue for handball, wheelchair rugby, and badminton at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games nearly 60 years later. The 1st Gymnasium used to be open to the public as an indoor swimming pool in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter, but now it has flooring laid out year-round, and it is used as a venue for various sporting events as well as for concerts and cultural events. The 2nd Gymnasium, designed by architect Kenzo Tange, features a suspension roof structure that uses high-tension wires, which was unique in the world at the time of its construction. Due to its long history, Yoyogi National Stadium was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 2021.

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