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Wakayama Big Whale

This is a multi-purpose, whale-shaped large gymnasium with an arena of 3,280 ㎡ that can accommodate up to 8,500 spactators. This site is most suitable for training camps as it is easily accessible from Kansai Airport and there are many lodging facilities and hospitals in the vicinity.

Offered Sports

The facility marked by the blue icon is introduced in “TOKYO 2020 PRE-GAMES TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE GUIDE”.

The sport facility marked by the green icon is certified by IF (International Federations).

Consultation Service for Training Camp

  • Name of Organization:Wakayama Prefectural Board of Education
  • Division:Sports Division
  • Phone number:073-441-3690
  • Email:

Available Languages for Inquiry

Call inqury

Mail or email inquiry

Local Cooperation

Availability of setting up a practice game: negotiable
Availability of transportation by local community: possible

Local Information

Local information website

Area Information

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zip 640-8319
address 2-1-1,Tebira Wakayama City, Wakayama
Altitude(m) 3
Facility information website
Maximum Capacity for Cars 880
Parking for Buses available


Nearest Airport Kansai International Airport
Time by Car from Nearest Airport 40minutes
Nearest Station JRWakayama
Major Transportation Mode from Nearest Station by bus
Time from Nearest Station 5minutes

Nearby medical facilities

Emergency Hospital (Within 30 min)
Foreign Language Supported
Departments and Units
24Hour Walk-in Clinic
Foreign Language Supported
Departments and Units

Wakayama Big Whale

facilities information

Year of Completion 1997


Total floor area(m²) Clear height(m)
17234 21

Experience in Major Sporting Events in the last 10 Years

Name of competition Category of competition Year competition Disciplines
The 70th National Sports Festival  National Sports Festival 2015 basketball
The 70th National Sports Festival  National Sports Festival 2015 handball
The 70th National Sports Festival  National Sports Festival 2015 gymnastics
2009 Table Tennis Japan Open Ogimura Cup  International Competition 2009 table_tennis

Adjunct Facilities,Disabled Access

Adjunct Facilities Disabled Access
Shower Room Wheelchair ramp at entrance
Locker Room Braille block
Multi-Functional Toilet Braille display
First Aid Room Barrier-free washroom
Ice Bath Ostomate-friendly toilets
Massage Room Elevator for disabled
Meeting/Briefing Room Lifting machine for stairs
Free Wifi Shower Room (barrier-free)
Café and Restaurant on Site Locker Room (barrier-free)
Strength and Conditionin room Parking for disabled