Kyoto Budo Center 京都市武道センター
The original wooden Kyoto Budo Center (旧武徳殿; kyubutokuden) dates from 1899 in the Meiji Period and is the oldest such martial arts center in Japan.
Facing the old Kyoto Budo Center, which is still used for martial arts training, such as aikido, iaido, naginata, tai chi, kendo, judo, kyudo (archery) and karate is the new, concrete Kyoto Budo Center constructed in 1989.
The new Kyoto Budo Center run by Kyoto City Sports Association also offers facilities for such sports as table tennis, tennis, badminton and volleyball.
Classes in various martial arts at offered at the Kyoto Budo Center. Visit the new building for more information and a schedule.
Various sports championships and martial arts events are held in both buildings.
Access - how to get to the Kyoto Budo Center
Kyoto Budo Center
46-2 Shogoin Entomicho
Tel: 075 751 1255
Kyoto buses #93, #201, #202, #203, #204 and #206 go to nearby Kumano Jinja. Bus #32 also passes by the Kyoto Budo Center, which is also close to Shogoin Temple and Kyoto Handicraft Center, which is just across Marutamachi street.
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