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AKB48, its sister groups, and the Sakamichi Series groups have played at many concert venues since the groups began. These venues range from the theaters themselves to the biggest stadium in Japan, Nissan Stadium.

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AKB48 Theater

AKB48 Theater Entrance

The AKB48 Theater (AKB48劇場), is where AKB48 was founded, and where they hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The AKB48 Theater is in Akihabara, Tokyo, which is the city that AKB48 is named after.

The AKB48 Theater is situated in the Don Quixote in Akihabara, with the theater on its 8th floor.

Akihabara, Tokyo
Capacity - 229
Website - Here

Current Stages

SKE48 Theater

SKE48 Theater Entrance (Late 2012)

The SKE48 Theater (SKE48劇場), is where SKE48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The SKE48 Theater is in SUNSHINE SAKAE, Nagoya, which is the place that SKE48 is named after.

The SKE48 Theater recently went under a renovation, which was completed in late 2012.

Sakae, Nagoya
Capacity - 299
Website - Here

Current Stages

NMB48 Theater

NMB48 Theater Entrance

The NMB48 Theater (NMB48劇場), is where NMB48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The NMB48 Theater is in Namba, Osaka, which is the place that NMB48 is named after.

The NMB48 Theater is the only 48 group theater that is underground.

Namba, Osaka
Capacity - 233
Website - Here

Current Stages


HKT48 Theater

HKT48 Theater Entrance

The HKT48 Theater (HKT48劇場), is where HKT48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The HKT48 Theater is in Hakata, Fukuoka, which is the place that HKT48 is named after.

The HKT48 Theater is the only 48 theater that has a permanent walkway built in.

Hakata, Fukuoka
Capacity - 300
Website - Here

Current Stages

NGT48 Theater

The NGT48 Theater (NGT48劇場), is where NGT48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The NGT48 Theater is in the shopping mall Lovela 2 in Niigata, which is the place that NGT48 is named after.

Niigata, Niigata
Capacity - 295
Website -

Current Stages

JKT48 Theater

JKT48 Theater Entrance

The JKT48 Theater, is where JKT48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The JKT48 Theater is in fX Sudirman, a shopping mall in Jakarta.

This theater is the first international sister group theater created.

Jakarta, Indonesia
Capacity - 210
Website - Here

Current Stages

SNH48 Theater

SNH48 Theater Exterior (Artist Impressions)

The SNH48 Theater, is where SNH48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The SNH48 Theater opened on August 30, 2013.

Shanghai, China
Capacity - N/A
Website - Here

Current Stages

BEJ48 Theater

BEJ48 Theater Interior

The BEJ48 Theater, is where BEJ48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The BEJ48 Theater opened on April 29, 2016.

Beijing, China
Capacity - N/A

Current Stages


GNZ48 Theater

GNZ48 Theater & Village Entrance

The GNZ48 Theater, is where GNZ48 hold their Theater Performances almost everyday.

The GNZ48 Theater opened on April 29, 2016.

Guangzhou, China
Capacity - N/A

Current Stages



Tokyo Dome City Hall

Tokyo Dome City Hall

Tokyo Dome City Hall is a small scale hall used for many sports events, fashion shows, circuses and concerts. The Tokyo Dome City Hall is located in Tokyo Dome City, and should not be confused with Tokyo Dome.

Tokyo Dome City Hall is also known as JCB Hall.

Tokyo Dome City, Tokyo
Capacity - 3,100
Website - Here

Tokyo Garden Theater

Tokyo Garden Theater (東京ガーデンシアター) is a multi-purpose event hall at the Ariake Garden in Tokyo, Japan.

Koto, Tokyo
Capacity - 8000 Website: Here

Tokyo International Forum

The Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム) is a multi-purpose exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan.

Chiyoda, Tokyo
Capacity - 5012 (Hall A), 1500 (Hall C)
Website - Here

Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan

Nippon Budoukan

Nippon Budoukan

The Nippon Budoukan (日本武道館) is a large music venue and martial arts hall in the center of Tokyo. The Budoukan was originally built for use in the 1964 Summer Olympics, as a Judo Arena.

The Budoukan offers 360° seating, which AKB48 takes advantage of during their Janken Taikai and several concerts.

Chiyoda, Tokyo
Capacity - 20,000
Website - Here

Nippon Seinenkan

Akasaka Blitz

Akasaka Blitz

Akasaka Blitz (赤坂BLITZ) is a music venue in the center of Tokyo, which is owned by TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).

Akasaka Blitz opened in 1996, but was closed from 2003 to 2008 for redevelopment by TBS.

The capacity all standing is 1,298, but the all seated is 604.

Minato, Tokyo
Capacity - 1,298
Website - Here

Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall

Kasairin Kaikouen

NHK Hall

NHK Hall

The NHK Hall is a concert hall located at the NHK Broadcasting Center, the main headquarters of Japan's public broadcaster NHK. The hall hosts NHK's annual New Year's Eve special Kouhaku Uta Gassen.






Shibuya AX

Shibuya AX

SHIBUYA-AX is the only purpose built music hall with the capacity of 1,500 in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

Shibuya, Tokyo
Capacity - 1,500 (Standing)
Website - Here

TACHIKAWA STAGE GARDEN

TACHIKAWA STAGE GARDEN (立川ステージガーデン) is a concert hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Tachikawa, Tokyo
Website - Here

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium (国立代々木競技場) is an indoor arena located at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, which is famous for its suspension roof design.

Shibuya, Tokyo
Capacity - 13,291
Website - Here

Makuhari Messe

Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ) is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture.

Within the venue, there is an event hall, exhibiton hall, and conference hall.

In addition to concerts, many handshake events occur here.

Chiba, Tokyo
Capacity - Varies per hall
Website - Here

Maihama Amphitheater

Maihama Amphitheater (舞浜アンフィシアター) ,located in Tokyo Disney Resort, is a multipurpose hall that consists of a semicircular open stage and a seating area of 2,170 seats that surround the stage.

Location: Urayasu, Chiba
Capacity: 2170
Website: Here

Aichi Welfare Pension Hall

Aichi Arts Center

Aichi Arts Center

Aichi Arts Center (愛知芸術文化センター) is a medium sized venue for the performing arts in Nagoya.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 2,500
Website - Here







Aichi Sky Expo

Aichi Sky Expo (アイチ スカイ エキスポ), also known as the Aichi International Exhibition Center (愛知県国際展示場) is convention & exhibition center in Aichi, Japan. It is adjacent to the Chubu Internaitonal Airport.

Tokoname, Aichi
Website: Here

Nagoya Century Hall

Nagoya Century Hall

Nagoya Century Hall (名古屋国際会議場) is a multi-purpose convention center in Nagoya.

The center is also called the Nagoya Congress Center.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 3000
Website - Here

Nagoya Bottom Line

Nagoya Bottom Line

Nagoya Bottom Line (ボトムライン) is a small music venue in Nagoya.

The venue is based off of a music venue by the same name, located in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 1100
Website - Here






Nagoya Diamond Hall

Nagoya Diamond Hall

Nagoya Diamond Hall (名古屋ダイアモンドホール) is a small music venue in Nagoya.

The venue is also known as CLUB DIAMOND HALL.

The venue opened in 1992.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 1,000
Website - Here












Nippon Gaishi Hall

Nippon Gaishi Hall

Nippon Gaishi Hall (日本ガイシホール) is a large music venue in Nagoya.

The venue is known in English as the Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium.

The dome is home to the Chunichi Dragons.

Location: Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity: 10,000
Website: Here

Fukuoka International Congress Center

Fukuoka Convention Center

The Fukuoka Convention Center (福岡国際会議場) in Hakata, Fukuoka is a collection of three separate buildings operated by the Fukuoka Convention Center Foundation. Within the Center, there is the Fukuoka Kokusai Center and Marine Messe Fukouka.

Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Marine Messe Fukouka

Capacity: 13,000
Website: Here

West Japan General Exhibition Center

The West Japan General Exhibition Center (西日本総合展示場) is a large exhibition complex with halls of various sizes located in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Location: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
Capacity: 7,116
Website: Here

NHK Osaka Hall

Festival Hall, Osaka

Festival Hall (フェスティバルホール) is a concert hall located in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is housed in the Festival Tower, a skyscraper.

Location: Kita, Osaka
Capacity: 2,700
Website: Here

Namba Hatch

Orix Theater

Orix Theater

Orix Theater (オリックス劇場) is a medium sized music venue in Osaka.

The venue has played host to many famous bands, such as Queen.

Osaka, Osaka
Capacity - 2,400
Website - Here


Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium

Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium (大阪市中央体育館), also known as Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka (丸善インテックアリーナ大阪) for sponsor reasons, is an indoor sporting arena located in Minato, Osaka. The arena opened on 1996.

Minato, Osaka
Capacity: 16000
Website: Here

Osaka-Jo Hall

Osaka-Jo Hall (大阪城ホール) is a multi-purpose arena located in Osaka.

Chuo, Osaka
Capacity: 16000
Website: Here

Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, opened on 2 March 1968. The theme park is near the base of Mount Fuji.

The Conifer Forest was the regular location for Keyakizaka46's regular Keyaki Republic concert series.

Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi
Website - Here

Kobe Kokusaikaikan

Kobe Kokusaikaikan

Kobe Kokusaikaikan (神戸国際会館) is a medium sized music venue in Kobe.

The English name of the venue is Kobe International House.

Kobe, Hyogo
Capacity - 2,112
Website - Here









Kobe World Kinen Hall

Kobe World Kinen Hall

Kobe World Kinen Hall, also known as World Hall (ワールド記念ホール), is a medium sized music venue located in Kobe, Japan

Kobe, Hyogo
Capacity - 8,000
Website - Here

Sands Theater

Yakushi-ji Temple

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Halls

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Halls (パシフィコ横浜), or Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall, convention and exhibition center in Kanagawa, Japan.

Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa
Website: Here

PIA Arena MM

PIA Arena MM (ぴあアリーナMM) is an event venue in Kanagawa, Japan.

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Capacity - 10,000
Website - Here

Hiroshima Green Arena

Hiroshima Green Arena (広島グリーンアリーナ), part of the Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center, is an indoor arena located in Hiroshima, Japan.

Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Capacity: 10,000
Website: Here

Hiroshima Sun Plaza

Hiroshima Sun Plaza (広島サンプラザ) is an arena in Hiroshima, Japan.

Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Capacity: 6,052
Website: Here

Saitama Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena (さいたまスーパーアリーナ) is a multi-purpose arena in Saitama, on the outskirts of Tokyo.

The arena has the possibility to range its seating capacity from 5,000 seats to 37,000 seats, depending on the requirements.

Saitama, Saitama
Capacity - 37,000
Website - Here

Sekisui Heim Super Arena

Sekisui Heim Super Arena (セキスイハイムスーパーアリーナ) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Miyagi, Japan.

Rifu, Miyagi
Capacity - 7,063
Website - Here

Xebio Arena Sendai

Xebio Arena Sendai (ゼビオアリーナ仙台) is an arena in Sendai, Miyagi. It is the home arena of the Sendai 89ers of the B.League, Japan's professional basketball league.

Sendai, Miyagi
Capacity - 6,000
Website - Here

Yokohama Arena

Yokohama Arena

Yokohama Arena is a large sized music venue in Yokohama.

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Capacity - 17,000
Website - Here

Fukuoka Yahoo Auction Dome

Fukuoka Yahoo Auction Dome

Fukuoka Yahoo Auction Dome (福岡 ヤフオク!ドーム) is a baseball field and dome in the city of Fukuoka.

The dome is home to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

The dome is also one of the 5 big domes in Japan.

Chuo, Fukuoka
Capacity - 38,561
Website - Here

Nagoya Dome

Nagoya Dome

Nagoya Dome (ナゴヤドーム), also known as Vantelin Dome Nagoya (バンテリンドーム ナゴヤ) for sponsoring reasons, is a baseball field in Nagoya. The dome is home to the Chunichi Dragons.

The stadium is an example of a Geodesic Dome.

The dome is also one of the 5 big domes in Japan.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 40,500
Website - Here

Osaka Kyocera Dome

Osaka Kyocera Dome

Osaka Kyocera Dome (大阪ドーム) is a baseball stadium in Osaka.

Osaka is the home city to NMB48.

The dome is also one of the 5 big domes in Japan.

Nishi, Osaka
Capacity - 50,000
Website - Here



Sapporo Dome

Sapporo Dome

Sapporo Dome (札幌ドーム) is a stadium used primarily for baseball and soccer.

It's home to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and the Consadole Sapporo.

The dome is also one of the 5 big domes in Japan.

Toyohira, Sapporo
Capacity - 53,796
Website - Here





Seibu Dome

Seibu Dome

Seibu Dome (西武ドーム) is a medium-sized dome, and baseball field, the home of the Saitama Seibu Lions.

The dome was AKB48's first dome concert.

The dome has no wall behind the stands, which allows natural air-conditioning instead of having to pay money for inside air-conditioning. This was however a disadvantage during AKB48's, as the temperature was too hot, and members including ace Maeda Atsuko ended up fainting.

Tokorozawa, Saitama
Capacity - 33,921
Website - Here

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム) is a large dome in Tokyo, and one of the 5 Big Domes of Japan. The dome is surrounded by Tokyo Dome City.

The Dome is home to the Yomiuri Giants, and is host to many sporting and musical events.

The Dome was set as a big goal of AKB48 since their formation, and they finally achieved it in 2012.

Location: Bunkyo, Tokyo
Capacity: 42,000
Website: Here

Zepp DiverCity

Zepp DiverCity is a medium sized music venue in Tokyo. The venue opened in April 2012.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Location: Koto, Tokyo
Capacity: 2,473
Website: Here

Zepp Fukuoka

Zepp Fukuoka

Zepp Fukuoka is a medium sized music venue in Fukuoka.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Capacity - 2001
Website - Here


Zepp Nagoya

Zepp Nagoya

Zepp Nagoya is a medium sized music venue in Nagoya.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Nagoya, Aichi
Capacity - 1,792
Website - Here

Zepp Namba

Zepp Namba is a medium sized music venue in Osaka, opened in April 2012.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Namba, Osaka
Capacity - 2513
Website - Here

Zepp Osaka

Zepp Osaka

Zepp Osaka was a medium sized music venue in Osaka. The venue closed in April 2012.

The venue was part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Osaka, Osaka
Capacity - 2200






Zepp Osaka Bayside

Zepp Osaka Bayside is a medium sized music venue in Osaka. The venue opened in February 2017.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Konohana, Osaka
Capacity - 2801
Website - Here

Zepp Sapporo

Zepp Sapporo

Zepp Sapporo is a medium sized music venue in Sapporo.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Sapporo, Hokkaido
Capacity - 2009
Website - Here




Zepp Sendai

Zepp Sendai

Zepp Sendai was a medium sized music venue in Sendai. The venue closed in May 2012.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Sendai, Japan
Capacity - 1500



Zepp Tokyo

Zepp Tokyo

Zepp Tokyo is a medium sized music venue in Tokyo.

The venue is part of the Zepp music venue group.

The venues are a subsidiary of Sony Music Records Japan.

Tokyo, Japan
Capacity - 2709
Website - Here


Ajinomoto Stadium

Ajinomoto Stadium

Choufu, Tokyo
Capacity - 49,970










Hard Off Eco Stadium Niigata

Niigata, Niigata
Capacity - 30,000

National Olympic Stadium

National Olympic Stadium

Shinjuku, Tokyo
Capacity - 48,000









Nissan Stadium

Nissan Stadium

Nissan Stadium (日産スタジアム) is the largest stadium in Japan, with a capacity of over 70,000 seats.

The stadium often holds large sporting events, such as FIFA World Cups.

AKB48 is the first ever female act to hold a concert at the stadium. They were closely followed by fellow idol group, Momoiro Clover Z, who performed at the stadium in August, 2013.

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Capacity - 72,327
Website - Here


Toyota Stadium

Toyota Stadium

Toyota, Aichi
Capacity - 45,000









Yokohama Stadium

Yokohama Stadium

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Capacity - 30,000









Meiji Jingu Stadium

Meiji Jingu Stadium (明治神宮野球場) is a baseball stadium home to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball. It is associated with the Meiji Shrine.

Nogizaka46 considers Meiji Jingu their home field. Since 2015, they have visited it every year during their National Summer Tour.

Shibuya, Tokyo
Capacity - 38,000

IMPACT Arena

The IMPACT Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located at the Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province, a northern suburb of Bangkok, Thailand.

Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
Arena mode - 11,440
Theater mode - 3,580

New Frontier Theater

New Frontier Theater (Formerly Kia Theatre)

The New Frontier Theater, known as the Kia Theatre between 2015 to 2018, is a multi-purpose events hall in the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Capacity - 2,500