Ashikaga Athletic Stadium

Ashikaga Athletic Stadium is a track and field stadium in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It used to host home games of Tochigi SC of the J-League until 2009, and now hosts the top league rugby team.

Getting to the Stadium

JR Ashikaga Station is on the Ryomo Line, which is inconvenient if you're coming from Tokyo or other areas, but the Tobu Line's Ryomo Express connects Asakusa to Ashikaga Station in about 1 hour and 20 minutes, so it's convenient.
However, JR Ashikaga Station is closer to the ballpark, and Ashikaga-shi Station crosses the Watarase River, so it is a bit difficult to walk to the ballpark.
Ashikaga Station is about 2 kilometers away, so it would take about 30 minutes to get there on foot.

If you are coming from the city center using JR, you can take the Utsunomiya Line to Oyama Station, and then change to the Ryomo Line.
The Utsunomiya line has quite a few trains, but the Ryomo line has only one train every hour, depending on the time of day, so please be careful.
On the Ryomo Line, there are two stations, Ashikaga Flower Park and Ashikaga Station, so you can go to Ashikaga Flower Park and then come to Ashikaga.

About the Stadium

Location: 1123 Tadokoro-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi-ken, 326-0066
Capacity:7,500

Explore Tochigi

Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Tochigi for your reference.

Basic information on sports teams in Tochigi Prefecture

1. "Getting there & Around" Oyama, Ashikaga, Sano

Oyama can be reached in about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Ueno by the Utsunomiya Line without changing trains. However, the ballpark is difficult to reach on foot from the station.
Sano is a 30-minute ride from Ueno to Oyama on the Utsunomiya Line, then a 30-minute ride on the Ryomo Line, so it takes almost two hours to get there. The ballpark is far from the station in Sano as well, so you will need a car from the station in either case.
Ashikaga has two stations, Ashikaga Station and Ashikaga City Station, which is connected to Asakusa by the "Ryomou" train in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ashikaga City Station and Ashikaga Station are about a 15-minute walk apart, and the baseball stadium is about 2 kilometers from Ashikaga Station, so it is barely within walking distance.

Here is a guide on how to get to the Oyama, Ashikaga, and Sano areas and how to get around the city.

2. "Where to Stay" in Oyama, Ashikaga, Sano

Considering the convenience from Tokyo, you may not stay in this area very often. If you are coming from Tokyo, it is possible to make a day trip.
If you want to visit the area before or after the game, there are business hotels around Ashikaga and Oyama stations.
Here is a list of hotels in the Oyama, Ashikaga, and Sano areas.

3. "What to Do & See" in Oyama, Ashikaga, Sano

As for sightseeing in this area, Ashikaga is famous for Ashikaga Gakko, Orihime Shrine, and Flower Park, while Sano is famous for Yakuzuke Daishi.
Ashikaga Gakko can be reached on foot from Ashikaga Station, and Flower Park can be reached immediately after getting off at Flower Park Station.
Sano's Yakuyuke Daishi is also within walking distance from the station.

Here is a list of tourist spots in the Oyama, Ashikaga, and Sano areas.

4. "What / Where to Eat" in Oyama, Ashikaga, Sano

The most famous one in this area is Sano Ramen in Sano.
If you have a car, Sano is not far from Oyama and Ashikaga, so finding a good ramen restaurant may be a good idea.

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