"Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall"

Also known as Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, this important arts venue opened in 1961 to provide a centre for opera and ballet performance in the city.  A striking example of modern brutalist architecture, it possesses a Main Hall (seating an audience of 2,303) and a Recital Hall (seating 649) which is used for recitals and chamber music.  There is also a restaurant, café, florist, gift shop and Music Library.  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan enjoys hosting both domestic performers and renowned international groups.