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Suntory Hall

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato 107-8403, Tokyo Prefecture
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Simply the best concert hall in Japan

Since their opening on October 1986, I can't count the number of times I have visited here. Wonderful interior, perfect seating arrangement and acoustics with great location in... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Darien, Connecticut
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Darien, Connecticut
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Since their opening on October 1986, I can't count the number of times I have visited here. Wonderful interior, perfect seating arrangement and acoustics with great location in Akasaka/Roppongi area. Just went there for Yuja Wang's piano recital and really enjoyed it. Never disappointed.

Thank 3millionmiletraveler
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

I live in SF bay area and I visit Davis symphony hall every month. No kidding when I went back from Japan , I don't want to go my local one anymore. The Suntory hall has fantastic acoustic design and perfect reverberation to mix the sound from different parts smoothly and you can still distinguish the subtlety clearly. We were... More 

Thank kfylucky
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was a great afternoon out. I really enjoyed, even though I got the cheapest seats available (3000 jpy). It was actually better to watch from behind the symphony because I could watch the conductor's expressions. His entire face and body were extremely expressive, and he was even dancing at times. Very entertaining. It's sort of hard to get inside,... More 

Thank Angie R
Tokyo, Japan
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201 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Many municipalities have their own performance halls, so with all the competition, the size of this hall may be smaller than one might expect. But this is a good one. Amazing acoustics and sight lines. My son performed here last year on the violin as a member of the group celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shinichi Suzuki's first visit to... More 

1 Thank Nine_Ate_Seven
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Listening to the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Suntory Hall is a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. The facility is gorgeous and seats are comfortable. Good view from nearly every seat. Plus a nice plaza with several restaurants to choose from for a meal before or after the concert. Hint for women: the restrooms on the second floor... More 

Thank LA4man
Lafayette, California, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

We have an extra night in Tokyo, so we bought a couple of tickets to see the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra playing Bartok and Berlioz at Suntory Hall. The symphony orchestra is of the highest quality. The dynamics were outstanding, and the finishes were crisp and clean. The hall itself was smaller than we expected, but still very elegant and the... More 

1 Thank El_Pelicano
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Great acoustics. Good sightlines. Peculiar combination of a traditional-looking organ case on the wall behind the orchestra platform, velour-covered chairs and modern vineyard seating, Has a small bar selling light snacks and a tiny gift shop. Several restaurants across the plaza in the ARK complex. The French Bistro Au Bacchanale serves OK soups but inedible cassoulet and choucroute.

1 Thank 301Lake
Tokyo, Japan
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

There are a few different halls within this venue so I can only comment on the small hall that we visited. I both performed and watched here and loved both experiences. Amazing sound, comfortable seats and wonderful view as an audience member. Great lighting, plenty of stage space and excellent accoustics as a performer. Backstage area was large and comfortable... More 

2 Thank JenLGH
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is the best hall in Japan. Sounds is splendid and architecture is so beautiful. We Japanese proud this hall sincerest.

1 Thank ivoire14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Suntory hall is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. The sound is amazing but i enjoyed the second hall the most as it was more opulent and intimate.

2 Thank sam_2008_8

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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