Sports Spots in Japan

  • Hanshin Koshien Stadium
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    4.5
    677 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koushienchou 1-82
    This baseball stadium is in Koshien Town, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture and is the headquarters of the professional baseball team the “Hanshin Tigers.” It is also used as the site for the two major national high school baseball competitions, the “Japanese High School Baseball Championship” held in summer and the “Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament” held in spring. While it features single-layer type stands, it has the largest capacity of any baseball stadium in Japan. The “Koshien Museum,” which introduces the history of the stadium and the Tigers as well as high school baseball, is a popular attraction, as are the stadium tours. There's plenty of original food as well, and the jumbo grilled chicken skewers, Koshien curry, and Koshien fried soba are famous.

    If you have never been to a Japanese baseball game you are missing a great time and this stadium adds to the event. The home team has cheerleaders and plays music for every hitter. The stadium is...

  • Tokyo Dome
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    The Tokyo Dome opened as Japan’s first covered stadium in 1988. With its dome shaped room and artificial turf field it’s the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants. The Tokyo Dome is the core of the Tokyo Dome City urban entertainment area and doesn’t only host baseball games but also a variety of other events including concerts and exhibitions. Near entry gate 21 you’ll find the Baseball hall of fame museum where you can see uniforms of popular players and learn about the history of baseball.
  • Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA (ECOPA Stadium / ECOPA Arena)
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    3.5
    72 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Aino 2300-1
    This park in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is situated on the northwest slope of a hill which extends into neighboring Kakegawa City. It has the largest multipurpose stadium in the prefecture able to accommodate 50,000 people, as well as an auxiliary track and field area with natural turf and an exclusively dedicated area for throwing sports such as shot-put. Not only does it hold a wide variety of sporting events it also hosts cultural and entertainment events.

    The rugby World Cup was fantastic. Went to scotland v Russia. Was well organised. The entertainment outside and atmosphere created inside was amazing. They were so efficient at getting everyone on...

  • Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo Stadium)
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    Tokyo Choufushi Nishimachi 376-3
    This multipurpose sports facility located in Tokyo’s Chofu City was originally a ballpark but is now used as a venue for track and field competitions as well as large concerts. It is the home stadium of J League FC Tokyo and the Tokyo Verdy 1969 teams. The grounds are divided into a natural grass field and an artificial turf field, and can support a variety of matches. There are also restaurants and a shop that sells official FC Tokyo/Tokyo Verdy merchandise on the premises.
  • Nissan Stadium
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Kodukuechou 3300
    This stadium is famous in part as the home stadium of the Yokohama F. Marinos soccer team. The 2002 FIFA World Cup final game was also held here. One of the stadium’s distinctive features is its dedication to maintaining the natural lawn field in perfect condition throughout the year. The stadium is also one of the largest in Japan, seating up to 72,327. The stadium was designed with a variety of features to make it easier for spectators and athletes to feel a sense of unity. In addition to sporting events, the stadium also holds tours of its lawn. A food court and shops are also located in the facility.
  • Kashima Soccer Stadium
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Jinkouji Goyama 26-2
    This soccer stadium is located a two-minute walk from Kashima Soccer Stadium Station on the Oarai Kashima Line. Built in 1993 as Japan's first fully-fledged dedicated soccer stadium, the facility is used as the home stadium of the J1 League Kashima Antlers. Sprinklers, underground heating, and other methods are used to maintain the condition of the stadium's natural grass field, and, during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's characteristics were utilized for world-class play.

    Spend 2 days in the stadium 17-18 September in the stadium as a match commissioner for the match Kashima Antlers (Japan ) vs Guangzhou Evergrande FC (CHN) well organize , clean , on 18 September 2019...

  • Yokohama Stadium
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yokohamakouen
    Located a three minute walk from Yokohama Municipal Subway Kannai Station or Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. Situated in Yokohama Park a short walk from Kannai Station on the JR Negishi Line, the stadium is also an outdoor baseball field for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. In addition to professional and amateur baseball and American football games, the stadium is also used as a venue for concerts. The stadium hosts a variety of food stands as well. The mikan ice, shave ice topped with mikan mandarin oranges and covered with a sweet and sour sauce, is particularly popular in summer.
  • MetLife Dome
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    Saitama Pref. Tokorozawashi Kamiyamaguchi 2135
    A stadium located near the Seibukyujo-mae Station in Kamiyamaguchi, Tokorozawa City. The stadium is home to the Seibu Lions professional baseball team, boasting a history of nearly 40 years since 1979. On site is the Seibu second stadium, a soccer park, tennis courts, and an indoor kid’s park. Visitors to the stadium can enjoy more than 1,000 kinds of food at shops both inside and outside the stadium and in the Owner’s Restaurant (restricted to season ticket holders, etc.).
  • Sapporo Bankei Ski Area
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Bankei 410
    Ski resort in Sapporo City in Chuo Ward. Lots of visitors use this ski resort in the winter but summer offers a wide variety of activities as well. Try the tennis courts the park golf course and other outdoor leisure activities. They also offer ski rentals and skiing classes for beginners.

    Bankei ga daisuki!Superb!We had an excellent time on the slopes.Our Sapporo trip was all about skiing.And since it was our 1st time in Japan, we had planned to ski close to the city.Glad we chose...

  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Chiyozaki 3 - Medium 2 - 1
    This domed baseball stadium in Nishi Ward in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is commonly known by the name of its predecessor, the Osaka Dome, and is the home ground of the Orix Buffaloes. Comprised of nine floors above ground and one basement level, this massive baseball field is frequently used for concerts and events in addition to actual baseball games. The stadium’s shopping mall (entry free) includes an official shop selling Buffaloes merchandise. The stadium’s tours (fee required) are also popular and enable participants to see the insides of the dome and players practicing up close.
  • SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium (Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium)
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Hitachidai 1-2-50
    This soccer stadium is located about 20 minutes on foot from the east exit of Kashiwa Station. It's the home field of the Kashiwa Reysol J-League team, and is still sometimes called by its former name, Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium. The stands are close to field, getting you much closer to the action than at most stadiums.

    Recently renamed the Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium, a 20 minute walk from Kashiwa Station will lead you to the home of Kashiwa Reysol. We attended a match against Kawasaki and although the home...

  • Hunter Mountain Shiobara
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    4.0
    124 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Yumotoshiobara Front black
    A ski resort in Maekuro Yumoto-Shiobara Nasu-Shiobara City. The ski resort offers a three kilometer downhill trail a Snow Park equipped with a half pipe and kicker The Kids Park with plenty to do such as the sledding slope and the Family Park where families can have fun together. As well as ski and snowboard lessons the resort provides plenty of facilities including six restaurants and shops.

    Hands down, Hunter Mountain Shiobara is the best mountain for skiing and snowboarding in the Kanto region. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it a great option for anyone who is looking for a quick...

  • Takasu Snow Park
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchounishibora 3086-1
    Located in Okumino the Takasu Snow Park is the largest ski resort in western Japan. The top of the ski slope is 1550 meters above sea level and the longest slope is 4800 meters long. There are 12 slopes in total. The half pipe has also been designed to be enjoyable for both novices and more experienced skiers and snowboarders. There is also a ski and snowboard school. Inside there are changing rooms places to eat and drink shops and an area for kids to play free of charge. At the summit cafe you can take a break from the slopes while enjoying the spectacular scenery.

    More snowboarders here but equally suitable for Skiers like me. Mostly red slopes with good choice for beginners. A few snow parks for boarders. I particularly appreciate that most courses are long...

  • Vantelin Dome Nagoya
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Daiko Minami 1-1-1
    This domed stadium, which opened in 1997, is widely known as the home of the Chunichi Dragons. In addition to holding baseball games, it can also host a wide variety of other events such as concerts and exhibitions. It is equipped with a 106 meter-wide video screen, LED lighting, and other facilities that allow a diverse range of productions that leverage its massive scale. Other facilities include concession stands and restaurants on each level, shops that sell original merchandise, and a nursery.
  • Fukuda Denshi Arena
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    4.5
    65 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Kawasakichou 1-20
    This soccer arena, part of Soga Sports Park in Kawasaki-cho, Chuo Ward, Chiba City, is the J League's Ichihara Chiba JEF United's home stadium. Stores open inside the facility and a food stall area is set up outside that attracts a crowd while games are in progress.

    駅からも近く、サッカー専用スタジアムなので選手も近くに見えます。ショップも兼ねた練習場も近いので、立ち寄ってはいかがでしょうか。

  • ZOZOMARINE Stadium
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Mihama 1
    Located in Mihama Ward, Chiba City, ZOZOMARINE Stadium is the home base of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. There are lots of facilities and activities for kids, so even parents with young children can enjoy watching a baseball game here. ZOZOMARINE Stadium is famous for its fireworks, which are let off from the nearby beach, and are a really impressive sight.
  • Tetsugakudo Park
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
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    Tokyo Nakano-ku Matsugaoka 1-34-28
    "A municipal park established in the Matsugaoka area to the north of Nakano Ward in 1904. Called the ""Philosophy Theme Park,"" the roughly 56,000 square meter grounds have pathways, stone structures, and unique buildings that are all related to philosophy. Enjoy a leisurely walk while getting a peak into the world of founder Enryu Inoue. Also known as Professor Yokai Japanese ghost, he founded today's Toyo University. There are 100 cherry, plum, and other flowering trees on site, making it the ward's leading spot for blossom viewing."

    Its nice year round. Nice waking trails along the river. Japanese garden features. Statues of world religious leaders.

  • GRANDECO SNOW RESORT
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    4.0
    122 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Wild sand lot
    Visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at GRANDECO SNOW RESORT during the season as well as being a place to experience three of the one hundred top mountains in Japan regardless of the season. Enjoy a spectacular view of Urabandai Plateau from the panorama gondola reaching an altitude of approximately 1400 meters. There are guided tours of the DECODAIRA Marshlands which located at 1320 meters above sea level is ideal as a trekking spot. It is approximately 30 minutes by car from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen Interchange on the Ban-etsu Expressway.

    I wrote an extensive review of the ski area under Grandeco ski area. So check that out. It’s only 1 word not 2.

  • Palcall Tsumagoi Resort and Ski Area
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Hoshimata Baragi plateau
    This vast ski resort is located in Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture, and has the longest gondola in Kanto, at 3.2 kilometers. At 16 courses, it has the largest number of slopes in Kanto as well, and a Family Land Park kids’ slope which is fully equipped with a snowpark with three-meter vinyl chloride rails, a snow escalator and other items. This park is well suited to those beginners who do not have equipment of their own. In the summer and autumn, visitors can enjoy pet-friendly gondola rides and the dog park.

    I have never stayed at the Pascal Hotel, but the Tsumagoi ski area is fantastic. It is a dream place for snow boarders and good skiers. There aren’t that many advanced runs, but the slopes are very...

  • Dynaland
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchounishibora 3035-2
    Dynaland was the first ski slope in western Japan to light up its slopes and also hold firework festivals. There are a total of 20 slopes for beginners intermediate and advanced skiers. The ski resort has a neon park for nighttime skiing and ‘chibikko plaza’ where young children can enjoy playing in the snow. The ski school also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for children. Facilities include changing rooms restaurants shops and equipment rental. There is also a daycare facility on request.

    Good for day trips as only 1.5h away from Nagoya and tour bus packages are available. However, for a longer stay, one does gets tired of doing the same 2 runs (1 green and 1 red). Perhaps it will be...

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