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Beethoven's 9th

I was lucky enough to snag tickets to the December 27th performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2013
John A
Hong Kong, China
Outstanding acoustics, Wonderful evening

Happened to be in town during the 'Autumn Opening Festa', which turned out to be a lovely evening... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2013
Ming H
Singapore, Singapore
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1-13-1 Akasaka, Akasaka, Minato 107-8403, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba
+81 3-3505-1001
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

I was lucky enough to snag tickets to the December 27th performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall. Kenichiro Kobayashi, the chief conductor of the JPO, led the orchestra that evening, and did an excellent job of this magnificent...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Happened to be in town during the 'Autumn Opening Festa', which turned out to be a lovely evening complete with elegant evening gowns and excellent performances. As other reviewers have mentioned, the acoustics in this hall are second to none -I've been to performance venues...More

2  Thank Ming H
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Tokyo's Best Concert Hall! And I think Suntory Hall is the busiest concert hall in Japan. Amazing acoustics and atmosphere. Classical music lovers must go there.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Great architecture with styling cues taken from traditional Japanese temples in a very contemporary and refined modern space.

3  Thank Ratio R
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Suntory Hall is one of the best concert halls in any standard. The acoustics there is incredible. It is so elegant. The only occasion I did not enjoy so much was the concert to play one of the Mahler symphonies which was full of gigantic...More

2  Thank tadJapan
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was able to tour the entire facility and it is truly magnificent! The accoustics are wonderful and it is very comfortable. It was designed with musicians in mind and that is why some of the world's best musicians want to play here. This is...More

1  Thank colabear605
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The suntory hall, opened by Karajan, (the place in front of the hall is named: Karajan plaza) is THE concert hall in Japan! It has the most renommé, all major orchestras and artists are coming to this place. The acoustics is marvellous and the ambiance...More

2  Thank JunM59
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nice place for skilled performer and his/her audiences but pity for poor performer because the listener can recognize the level of the performance very clearly owing to the good acoustics. I have performed on the stage once once but as an audience I have been...More

1  Thank wanish
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Our orchestra has performed many times in Suntory -the most recent performance reminded all of us what a terrific hall this is. Their programming is eclectic but whatever you might see there, it is always top drawer. Backstage the facilities are spacious and well thought...More

2  Thank John K
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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
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