Hamamatsu, is the central city of the western part of the Shizuoka prefecture, made famous by car manufacturers, Honda and Suzuki, and musical instrument manufacturers, Yamaha and Kawai.
In addition to many musical events, Hamamatsu has hosted many volleyball events including matches of the FIVB World Championships in 1998 and the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup in 2007.
Venue : Hamamatsu Arena
Hamamatsu Arena 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.