Nakano Sun Plaza

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Nakano Sun Plaza
Nakano Sunplaza 200903.jpg
General information
Location 4-1-1 Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Completed 1973
Opening June 1, 1973
Roof 92 meters (302 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22 above ground
3 below ground
Floor area 51.075081 m2 (549.76760 sq ft)
Design and construction
Structural engineer Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Main contractor Obayashi Corporation

Nakano Sun Plaza (中野サンプラザ, Nakano San Puraza) is a hotel in Nakano, Tokyo. The hotel includes a concert hall, the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall. Built in 1973,[1] this concert hall seats 2,222 people.[2] The building is to be demolished and replaced by a new complex including a hotel and a concert hall capable of seating 10,000 people around 2024.[3]

Notable events[edit]

Sarah Vaughan's 1973 album Live in Japan was recorded at the hall.[4] Scorpions recorded their live album, Tokyo Tapes, at this venue on April 24 & 27, 1978. After the departure of Keith Levene and Jah Wobble, Public Image Ltd consisting of John Lydon, Martin Atkins and session musicians played live at the Sun Plaza on the 1st and 2nd July 1983. 10 tracks from these live performances were first released on Columbia Records Japan as Live in Tokyo [5]. Todd Rundgren recorded his live video Live in Japan at the hall during his Nearly Human tour in 1990. The Japanese metal band Dead End held their last concert here on January 21, 1990.[6] Nirvana held their final Japanese concert here on February 19, 1992.[7] The concert portions of Dream Theater's Images and Words: Live in Tokyo video were filmed at the hall.


  1. ^ Meyer Sound website
  2. ^ Nakano Sun Plaza Hall. WCities Tokyo Travel Guide
  3. ^ Fukuzawa, Koichi (2018-04-06). "中野サンプラザ:解体へ 区長表明「2024年度前後に」 - 毎日新聞". The Mainichi (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-07-10. 
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (13 October 1973). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 40–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Pil Official: Records/Live Albums". Pil 2018-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Dead End Jame Profile". 2011-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Nirvana Live Guide - 1992". Retrieved 2015-09-23. 

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Coordinates: 35°42′27″N 139°39′53″E / 35.707522°N 139.664684°E / 35.707522; 139.664684