Unilever Stadium Shintomi is a new soccer stadium that will open in 2021 in Shintomi-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, and is the home stadium of Tegevajaro Miyazaki of the J-League.
Getting to the Stadium
From JR Miyazaki Station, take the Nippo Honsen Line and get off at JR Hyuga-Shintomi Station. It is about a 15-minute walk from the station to the stadium.
However, it is somewhat inconvenient because of the small number of trains.
The last train is available until after 10:50 p.m., so you can go back to Miyazaki Station after watching a night game.
If you are driving, the parking lot next to the stadium can hold about 530 cars, and the fee is 300 yen.
About the Stadium
Location: 1666-1 Minashiro, Shintomi-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki,
Home Team: Tegevajaro Miyazaki
Surface: Natural grass
Travel Tips & Information
Here is brief information about this city. We hope it will help you in planning your trip.
In Miyazaki, there are flights from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Naha, etc. to Miyazaki Airport.
There is a Miyazaki Airport Station at the airport, and you can take the train from the city to Nobeoka. It takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes to get to Nobeoka by conventional train.
Buses also go to various sightseeing areas, making it easy to use.
If you are going to watch the Tegevajaro Miyazaki game, you may want to go back to Miyazaki City and stay overnight after the game since it is in Shintomi Town.
If you have a car, you will have more options, but if you come by train, there is not much merit in staying near the stadium.
If you want to use Nobeoka as a base, there are business hotels around Nobeoka Station, so it will be easier to use this area.
If you are watching the Yakult Swallows for the purpose of the second team's camp, one of the sightseeing spots near the stadium is the Saitobaru Kofun Tumulus Group, which is easily accessible from the stadium. Since it is a group of ancient tombs, it is quite extensive, but the "Oninokuru Tumulus" is not too far from Konoha Museum, where there is a parking lot.
When it comes to Miyazaki's gourmet food, chicken is the best.
Chicken Nanban and charcoal-grilled Jidori chicken are on my list of must-eats.
Miyazaki is also famous for its fruits such as mangoes and Hyuganatsu. They are also good as souvenirs.