The Soccer Park Akanma will be used as a camp site for Yokohama F Marinos in 2020 and 2021. In Ishigaki Island, the area around the remote island terminal is full of stores and hotels, but there is almost nothing around this Soccer Park Akanma.
Getting to the Stadium
Soccer Park Akanma is located in Ishigaki Island, on the way to Kabira Bay via the Yaeyama palm community in Yonehara after arriving at Ishigaki Airport by plane.
You can rent a car, visit the camp at Soccer Park Akanma, and then go to Kabira Bay via the Yaeyama palm community.
The Azuma Bus route bus runs from the bus terminal near the remote island terminal to the Soccer Park Akanma via Kawahira Park, but it may take quite a while.
About the Stadium
Soccer Park Akanma is not a stadium but a ground.
Since we would be watching the game on the ground, there was no roof or any other area to protect us from the sun or rain. It would be a good idea to take sunscreen precautions at the park.
Location: 439 Hirae, Ishigaki City, Okinawa 907-0003, Japan
Seating Capacity: 3,000
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1.Getting There & Around Ishigaki Island
It takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes from Haneda Airport to Ishigaki Airport, and about 2 hours and 45 minutes from Kansai Airport to Ishigaki Airport.
The distance from Ishigaki Airport to the remote island terminal (ferry terminal to Iriomote Island, Taketomi Island, etc.) is about 16 kilometers.
From the airport, it takes about 40 minutes by bus or 25 minutes by car.
2."Where to Stay" in Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Island is the site of the Spring Training for the Chiba Lotte Marines.The baseball stadium is located in Ishigaki City Central Athletic Park, but in the case of Ishigaki Island, the business hotels that you can easily stay at for the purpose of watching the game are located at the remote island terminal. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to walk from the terminal to the stadium, so be prepared to walk a bit.
We have picked up hotels in Ishigaki Island.
3."What to Do & See" in Ishigaki Island
If you have a rental car for sightseeing in Ishigaki Island, it is easy to go around the island, and you can cover almost all the distance within the island in one day.
In the case of Ishigaki Island, you can also take a ferry from the remote island terminal to Taketomi Island or Iriomote Island, so if you want to visit these islands as well, you will need an extra day for sightseeing.
We have picked up some sightseeing spots in the Ishigaki Island area.
4."What / Where to Eat" in Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Beef, Yaeyama Soba, Yushi Tofu, and other specialty foods are also available in Ishigaki Island.
We have picked up the stores in Ishigaki Island.