Sports Spots in Japan

  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
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    4.0
    324 Reviews
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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.

    I wanted a Japanese baseball jersey so ordered online from Japanese Baseball Jersey Store. I was suspicious at first due to lack of real reviews eg. Google but there were so many orders with photos...

  • Tokyo Dome
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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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.

    I was queuing for 40mins while my wife was take our toddler around for his afternoon nap. As the queue progressed quite quickly, I let many people behind me to go in front as our kid was still...

  • Hanshin Koshien Stadium
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    4.5
    679 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...

  • Sapporo Dome
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    4.0
    722 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1
    Sapporo Dome is located in the southeast of the city and is Sapporo’s largest all-weather indoor dome. It is one of a few stadiums in the world that are home to two professional teams in soccer and baseball, which are Consadole Sapporo and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. It is widely used as a transmission point for sports and entertainment, holding global sporting competitions and large-scale concerts with more than 50,000 people. There are also dome tours that allow you to see behind the scenes.

    in Japan. Lots of space; good concession options and there really isn’t a bad seat or view. We have found that during Corona restrictions that the food sellers seem to run out of food early, so it...

  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
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    4.5
    745 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 7653
    One of Japan’s foremost ski and snowboarding resorts offering elevation differences reaching 1085 meters. The resort is popular for its wide array of courses enjoyable from beginners to experts. The resort also has a wide and gentle slope for children as well as a kids’ park for young ones to play in the snow making it a great destination for families as well. Another attractive point is the resort’s moving walkway which extends from the hot spring district directly to the slopes.

    Nozawa is a favorite place to visit to ski. The views as you go down the runs are breathtaking. The weather always puts on at least one amazing day whenever I visit. The town is small and friendly...

  • Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo Stadium)
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
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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.

    the stadium is a great venue for watching sport. it is easy to get to and to clear out after the game. the seats we had had a great view, and the beers are served at your seat. Japan did the world...

  • Vantelin Dome Nagoya
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    4.0
    404 Reviews
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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.

    What an atmosphere! Nagoyan fans are amazing, they chant all game long!!! F&B are good and with a great variety to offer.

  • Yoyogi National Gymnasium
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 2-1-1
    This sports complex in the Jinnan district of Tokyo’s Shibuya City is comprised of two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, and an outdoor futsal court. It was constructed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Both the First and Second Gymnasiums were designed by the representative Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, and have a suspension style roof design that is unusual even by global standards. In addition to hosting matches for volleyball, futsal, handball, and basketball, it is often used for events such as concerts and martial arts tournaments.

    Always a marvellous-looking building, its a bit hard to see in all its glory at the moment as its being redeveloped in time for the 2020 Olympic Games. At that time I expect it to look fantastic.

  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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    4.5
    334 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 708-1
    This is a ski resort located in Zao Onsen Yamagata City Yamagata Prefecture boasting the largest land area in Tohoku. The courses have a wide variety of length and inclines and it is also enjoyed by school excursion parties as well as families and couples. The upper ice-field course offers a wide view of the signature frost-covered trees. Seeing the magical frost-covered trees illuminated at night is a must. The Zao Onsen town spreads out from the mountain’s foot.

    Such a great ski resort and all is great. You can spend 4 days for skiing and enjoy the speed and scenery passing by you when skiing. After the daily ski, in the evening you can enjoy the hot spring...

  • Naeba Ski Resort
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    4.0
    280 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Mikuni 202
    This resort has close to 20 runs served by 13 gondolas and lifts including Dragondola the world’s longest gondola at 5481 meters. Mt. Naeba is a large ski complex that also includes the Kagura Tashiro Ski Resorts that are connected by gondola. The Naeba Prince Hotel is directly adjacent to the resort grounds. It sees many visitors for the ski resort in the winter and the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL that is held in the summer.

    Have stayed here twice - February 2019 & 2020. Easy access from Tokyo (about 80 minutes) via the bullet train then shuttle bus to resort. Great skiing and enjoyed our stay. A big resort, but can be...

  • Fujiten Snow Resort
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    3.5
    127 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura Fuji 8545-1
    Fujiten Snow Resort is a ski resort in a great location where you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding while taking in the views of Mt. Fuji. There are a variety of slopes aimed at children beginners and slopes for more advanced skiers. All equipment can be rented at the resort. Outside of winter you can enjoy mountain biking grass skiing sledding and more. In October 2009 the snow resort was selected as ‘a sacred place for lovers’ as it’s one of the best places to propose marriage to a loved one. Events on love life and marriage are held here from time to time.

    Drive from Fuji-Q Highland to Fujiten resort might take 30 mins. There is free parking just next to the resort. Inside the resort, there is a store that sell all those skiing stuffs... So need not be...

  • Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA (ECOPA Stadium / ECOPA Arena)
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    4.0
    70 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...

  • Furano Ski Resort
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    4.5
    365 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou
    Furano Ski Resort is a ski resort in Furano owned by New Furano Prince Hotel. There are two areas with a total of 24 courses can be enjoyed by advanced through to beginner skiers; the Kitanomine zone has good quality snow and a diverse array of courses while the Furano zone mainly has long run courses. In January to February you can ski on a surface of dry powder snow. Snowboarding is available on all courses. There is also a kids experience program which is perfect for first-time skiers and playing in the snow.

    One of the better ski resorts I’ve been to. A gondola, a ropeway and nine other lifts. Many runs to chose from, most of them are wide and well groomed. Staff at the resort are very friendly and...

  • 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.
  • Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
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    4.5
    338 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Kamishiro 24196-47
    This ski resort in the Hakuba area is known for a regular amount of snowfall of superb quality. Consisting of eight routes, half pipes, and a kids slope. It connects with Hakuba Goryu at the summit, and you can come and go between them with the same lift pass. The Route 3 course in front of the gondola station at the summit is an action-packed run where moguls have been left the entire way. Hakuba 47’s hallmark Route 1 run also comes highly recommended. It’s the first slope groomed in the morning, and you can enjoy great scenery while skiing down towards the village of Hakuba.

    Lots of variety and big when including Goryu side. Cheaper than Happone and less exposed, so less wind.

  • Toyota Stadium
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    4.0
    172 Reviews
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    Aichi Toyota-shi Sengokucho 7-2
    Located in Sengoku-cho, Toyota City, this is the home soccer stadium of the J-League's Nagoya Grampus. With a capacity of about 45,000, it's the second largest soccer stadium in Japan after Saitama Stadium. The pillar-free suspended roof structure and the stands that rise at an angle of up to 38 degrees create a special sense of unity. Restaurants overlook the field.

    The organisation for such a big event was impressive. Toilet and drinks queues were a little daunting, but the welcome both in the town and the stadium heavily outweighed these minor difficulties and...

  • BELLUNA 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.).
  • 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.
  • Akakura Onsen Ski Area
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    4.0
    191 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Akakura Hot spring
    This ski resort offers a complete set of courses that includes beginner runs and a kids area. It has wide slopes and 17 runs spreading out over Mt. Myoko. Guests can ride a lift and moving belt from Akakura Onsen at the base of the mountain to quickly access the slopes. This resort is also popular for its additional night-time business hours and location that is only about 10 minutes away from Myoko Kogen I.C. on the Joshin-etsu Expressway.

    Good snow and had a great time with the family. I will be back next year. See you soon Akakura......

  • Kashima Soccer Stadium
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    4.0
    83 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...

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