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International Stadium Yokohama - Rugby World Cup JAPAN 2019

International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium)

International Stadium Yokohama is located in Yokohama city in Kanagawa prefecture. This is the stadium for the final of Rugby World Cup Japan 2019.

Yokohama city

Yokohama city, 30~40 km from Tokyo central, is the capital city of Kanagawa prefecture, located in the main island of Japan, Honshu. The population in Yokohama city is 3.7 million, the largest city of Japan by population.

Yokohama metropolitan area has business and commercial concentration and it is known as a bed-town where people commute to company and school in Tokyo area.

 

Stadium

International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium) is a stadium for Rugby World Cup JAPAN 2019 in Yokohama city. It is located in Kohoku-ku of Yokohama city. This 7-story stadium has the highest seating capacity of stadium in Japan with a total of 75,00 seats.

This stadium was one of the stadiums for 2002 FIFA World Cup. And, the final of the FIFA World Cup was played in this stadium. Also, this stadium hosted the final of 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. In addition, the men's final match of soccer in Tokyo 2020 Olympic game will be held in this stadium in August 8th, 2020. This is one of the stadiums used for big events/matches.

International Stadium Yokohama

Access to International Stadium Yokohama

Public transportation is available to access to International Stadium Yokohama. The most popular way is by train.

Train

There are 2 train stations near the stadium, Shin-Yokohama stationa and Kozukue station. From Shin-Yokohama station, it takes 12~14 minutes by walking. And from Kozukue station, it takes 7 minutes by walking.

Shin-Yokohama station

There are 3 lines stopping at Shin-Yokohama station:

  • JR Shinkansen (bullet train)
  • JR Yokohama line
  • Yokohama Municipal Subway

Kozukue station

There is 1 line stopping at Kozukue station:

  • JR Yokohama line

Kozukue station is the next station from Shin-Yokohama station by JR Yokohama line. You can choose to go to Kozukue station or you can get off at Shin-Yokohama station.

Bus

There are local buses, operated by 2 bus companies, going to the stadium.

Yokohama Municipal Bus

Yokohama Municipal Bus operates between Shin-Yokohama station and the stadium as well as between Nakamachidai station of Yokohama Municipal Subway and the stadium.

Tokyu Bus

Tokyu Bus operates between Shin-Yokohama station/Nippa Station of Yokohama Municipal Subway/Tokyu Tsunashima station and the stadium. Also, it operates between Tokyu Mizonokuchi station and the stadium. If you get off at Shin-Yokohama station, it may be easy to walk to the stadium.

Taxi

It takes approximately 30 minutes from JR Yokohama station by taxi. And, it costs around 3,500 yen to 4,000 yen.

 

How to access to Shin-Yokohama station from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka

From Tokyo to Shin-Yokohama

You have several choices to go to Shin-Yokohama from Tokyo, depending on which area in Tokyo you are in. If you stay around Tokyo station, you can take a Shinkansen, bullet train, from Tokyo to Shin-Yokohama. It takes less than 20 minutes. This is the fastest way to go to Shin-Yokohama from Tokyo.

If you want to save money, you can choose to take local trains from Tokyo station to Shin-Yokohama (To take a bullet train, you need to purchase express ticket in addition to train ticket). It takes 40 ~ 50 minutes. You can take JR Tokaido line or JR Keihin-Tohoku line. And, you have to transit at Yokohama station (when you take JR Tokaido line) or Higashi-Kanagawa station (when you take JR Keihin-Tohoku line).

If you stay around Shibuya, you can take Tokyu train and JR train to go to Shin-Yokohama. From Shibuya station, you can take Tokyu Toyoko line to Kikuna station. And then, at Kikuna station, you transit to JR Yokohama line which goes to Shin-Yokohama station. With this route, it takes 30 to 40 minutes.

From Osaka to Shin-Yokohama

Shinkansen is the most popular way to go to Shin-Yokohama from Osaka. You can take a Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Shin-Yokohama station. It takes 2 hours 10 ~ 20 minutes by Nozomi train, the fastest one. (This train can not be used with JR Pass). Shin-Osaka station can be access from Osaka/Umeda by JR line, which take 4 minutes.

If you land on Kansai International Airport (KIX), you can take JR Limited Express Haruka from Kansai International Airport to Shin-Osaka. Then, at Shin-Osaka station, you can transit to Shinkansen going to Shin-Yokohama.

From Nagoya to Shin-Yokohama

Shinkansen should be the option from Nagoya to Shin-Yokohama. You can take a Shinkansen from Nagoya to Shin-Yokohama without any transit. It takes 1 hour 15 ~ 25 minutes by Nozomi train (not available for JR Pass). If you have JR Pass, you can take Hikari or Kodama trains from Nagoya to Shin-Yokohama which takes more time than Nozomi, but no transit required.

From Fukuoka to Shin-Yokohama

From Fukuoka to Shin-Yokohama, you can choose to take a Shinkansen or take a flight and trains. The nearest airport to Shin-Yokohama is Haneda International Airport (HND). However, from Haneda Airport to Shin-Yokohama, transit(s) is required. If you don’t want to transit, you can take Shinkansen Nozomi train from Hakata to Shin-Yokohama. It takes 4 hour 40 ~ 50 minutes, but no transit is required.

If you have Japan Rail Pass, you can take non-Nozomi shinkansen from Hakata to Shin-Yokohama. This takes more time than taking Nozomi train, but you don’t have to pay extra if you have a JR Pass.

 

How to go to the stadium with Japan Rail Pass

Since Shin-Yokohama station, one of the stations closed to the stadium, is a JR station, you can access from most of places in Japan with your Japan Rail Pass by taking JR trains.

From Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka, you can take non-Nozomi Shinkansen to Shin-Yokohama.

From Tokyo, you can take JR local train, Tokaido line and Keihin-Tohoku line as well as Yokohama line.

Therefore, to get Japan Rail Pass can be your option if you have a plan to watch matches at International Stadium Yokohama.

 

 

Matches at International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium)

There will be 7 matches at International Stadium Yokohama.

  • 2019 September 21st (Sat.) 18:45 New Zealand vs. South Africa
  • 2019 September 22nd (Sun.) 16:45 Ireland vs. Scotland
  • 2019 October 12th (Sat.) 17:15 England vs. France
  • 2019 October 13th (Sun.) 19:45 Japan vs. Scotland
  • 2019 October 26th (Sat.) 17:00 Semi-final
  • 2019 October 27th (Sun.) 18:00 Semi-final
  • 2019 November 2nd (Sat.) 18:00 Final

 

Yokohama Attractions

Yokohama is known as a port city, facing Tokyo Bay. It has some sightseeing spots around the port. The city attracts people in Tokyo and other areas of Japan as well as international tourists.

What to do in Yokohama

Minato Mirai 21

Minato Mirai 21 is probably the most famous area for tourists. It is the center of business district of Yokohama as well as the center for shopping and tourism. There are museums, shopping malls, dining places, hotels and a convention center and more.

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

Here are some popular spots.

Yokohama Landmark Tower

It is a 70-story skyscraper with an observation deck on 69th floor. There is a shopping mall, Landmark Plaza, on the lower floors. There is a hotel, Yokohama Royal Park Hotel.

Queen’s Square YOKOHAMA

It is a complex commercial facility including offices, hotel, and shopping mall. Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu which you can enjoy a great view of Port of Yokohama is located in this facility.

Minato Mirai Tokyu Square is a shopping mall having more than 100 shops and many cafes and dining places.

Yokohama World Porters

It is a shopping mall located in Minato Mirai 21 having a sinema complex. In this shopping mall, there is Hawaiian Town which have shops and garments of Hawaii.

Yokohama Cosmo World

It is a theme park in Minato Mirai 21 consisting of 3 zones with different concept for each. Cosmo Clock 21, Ferris wheel, is a symbol of Yokohama.

Yokohama Museum Of Art

This museum has works by modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Dadaist, Surrealist, and more. Also, it has works by Japanese artists related to Yokohama, such as Isamu Noguchi and Imamura Shiko.

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall

It is a museum featuring Anpanman, a Japanese cartoon.

Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama

It is a museum featuring instant noodles, operated by Nissin foods holdings who manufacture instant noodles, Cupnoodles.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

It is a shopping mall in a historical building.

Pacifico Yokohama (Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama)

It is a convention and exhibition center in Minato Mirai 21. It was used as the main press centre for 2002 FIFA World Cup.

 

Yamashita Park

Yamashita Park is a public park located in Naka-ku of Yokohama, facing the Port of Yokohama. It is a popular park in Yokohama for dates and families. There is a museum ship, Hikawa Maru, which is an Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

Seabass Cruisinng

There are seabass cruises between Yokohama Station, Minato Mirai 21, and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and Yamashita Park. You can enjoy great views of Yokohama from the sea. This is a popular attraction in Yokohama.

Osanbashi Pier

Osanbashi Pier is the international passennger pier in Port of Yokohama. There is a free space on the top of the pier where many people visit.

Osanbashi Pier

 

What to eat in Yokohama

Chinatown in Yokohama, located in Yamashita-cho of Naka-ku, is the most famous Chinatown in Japan. There are restaurants from reasonable to expensive, cafes, and shops. You can enjoy many kinds of Chinese foods here.There are 10 Paifang, a traditional style of Chinese architectural arch. It is interesting to find those arches with different designs in Chinatown.

Shumai, Chinese dumpling, by Kiyoken (崎陽軒) is one of the famous foods in Yokohama. It is often purchased by Japanese tourists. There are lunch boxes featuring Kiyoken’s Shumai , which you may find at stations in Yokohama.

Yokohama Chinatown

 

Where to stay (Yokohama accommodation)

You can check hotel prices from various travel sites. Check and find the best offer for your stay in Yokohama.

 

 

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