Last night during the Ryogoku event Sakura Genesis, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the dates and locations of the 2017 G1 Climax tournament.
These dates are announced separately from the two shows in Long Beach, seeming to confirm that the G-1 Special shows will not officially be a part of the G-1 Climax tournament.
If you are planning your trip to Japan, there are six shows in Tokyo over the nearly month long tournament, giving you multiple options to visit the country while also fulfilling your goals of watching puroresu in Japan.
7/20 – 7/21 – 7/22 Korakuen Hall
8/11 – 8/12 – 8/13 Sumo Hall
For additional information on traveling to Japan to this summer for the G-1 Climax, including maps of the TOKYO DOME / KORAKUEN HALL area, locations of wrestler owned and wrestling themed bars and restaurants, where to buy t-shirts and souvenirs, phrases to help you navigate JAPAN, read the first chapter of my book PURORESU TRAVEL or purchase the book on AMAZON or NOOK.