Nagoya, with a population of over two million, is Japan’s fourth largest city and is the core metropolis of Japan’s fourth largest city and is the core metropolis of Japan’s midlands.
It has flourished since the Edo era as one of the country’s leading urban locations. The city is the birthplace of three notable feudal lords, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu and today plays an important role in Japan’s ceramics, textiles and automobiles industries. Nagoya is the sister city of Los Angeles and Sydney and has long been active in hosting international events, including numerous FIVB competitions.
Venue: Nippon Gaishi Hall
Nippon Gaishi Hall, previously known as the Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium, was a venue for the 2006 Men’s and Women’s FIVB World Championship as well as the Men’s World Grand Championship Cup in 2009. The huge, silver-coloured indoor arena is well known as the venue of the Nagoya leg of the annual Grand Sumo tournament. Easily accessible from Nagoya Station, the Nippon Gaishi Hall also contains an ice rinks and hosts many concerts, fair trades and conventions.