|Dates||Phase||Site A||Site B|
|November 20-22||Round 1||Nagoya||Kagoshima|
|November 24-25||Round 2||Osaka||Kumamoto|
|November 27-29||Round 3||Fukuoka||Hamamatsu|
|December 2-4||Round 4||Tokyo||Tokyo|
Kagoshima Arena is based in the south-western city of the same
name, which is on the island of Kyushu. The Arena was opened in
1992 and has a rich World Cup tradition having hosted the
tournament three times previously in 1995, 1999 and 2003.
a main sports facility of Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefectural
Gymnasium has hosted various international sports events. It is
a well-equipped sports complex with various-sized gymnasiums, a
meeting room, a gymnasium for children, an indoor swimming pool
and a training room where everyone can easily enjoy fitness and
in Shizuoka Prefecture opened in 1990 and is widely used as a venue for sporting events and music concerts,
and is equipped with a high standard of acoustic and lighting facilities.
Hamamatsu Arena is home to the Hamamatsu Higashi Mikawa Phoenix
professional basketball team.
Metropolitan Gymnasium is the “B” venue for the fourth round of
women’s matches and was used in the 1964 Olympics. It was
completely rebuilt in the early 1990s under the supervision of
architect Fumihiko Maki, who gave the building its futuristic
design. It is the venue for a number of major sporting events.
|NNagoya, with a population of
over 2 million, is the core city of Japan's central region and
has flourished since the Edo era (1603-1868). It is a sister
city to Los Angeles and Sydney. Nippon Gaishi Hall is best known
as the site of the annual Nagoya Grand Sumo tournament and is
easily accessible from Nagoya Station.
Built with "harmony with nature" as its concept, Osaka Municipal
Central Gymnasium resembles two green hills as a result of the
trees that are planted on its roof. It is one of the world’s
very few multi-purpose facilities that is built completely
underground and serves as Osaka City's main entertainment venue.
geographical advantage as the closest Japanese port to the
Korean peninsula and China has enabled it to flourish as a
centre for international exchange. Marine Messe Fukuoka is
located in the port of Hakata just 2km from the business centre.
The venue is host to a range of events, from sports to
house the swimming competitions at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the
spectacular Yoyogi Gymnasium features a unique, high-tension
suspension roof. It has held many volleyball competitions,
including the 2010 Women’s World Championship final and is
designated as one of the 100 architectural landmarks of Tokyo.