Nikkan Arena Tochigi is a multi-purpose arena located in the Tochigi Prefectural Sports Park. It is also the venue for the Utsunomiya Brex to play their home games.
Tochigi Prefectural Sports Park itself is quite large. Kanseki Stadium Tochigi is located in the same park, but it is about a 20-minute walk away from Nikkan Arena Tochigi. So you need to keep in mind that you may have to walk a long way to get to the parking lot depending on where you are.
Getting to the Stadium
For Brex games, there is a free shuttle bus service between JR Janmiya Station and Nichikan Arena Tochigi.
Parking rules may be different on event days, so please check the organizer's website for details.
For normal use of the park, the parking lot can hold the following number of cars.
When a Brexit game is held, parking at the East No. 2 parking lot near the venue costs 800 yen.
The rest of the parking lots have the same pricing as the park parking lots, with free parking for up to 2 hours and 200 yen for up to 6 hours.
South Parking Lot 1 (south side of the park): 388 spaces for standard cars, 48 spaces for large cars
South Parking Lot No. 2 (south side of the park): 300 standard cars, 71 large cars
West Parking Lot (west side of the park): 650 standard cars
East Parking Lot No. 1 (east side of the park): 104 standard cars
North Parking Lot No. 3 (north side of the park): 209 standard cars
About the Stadium
Location: 4-9-11 Imamiya, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-0166, Japan
Opened: April, 2021
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Tochigi for your reference.
Utsunomiya is about 40 minutes from the Tokyo metropolitan area by bullet train and less than two hours by conventional train.
You can come to Utsunomiya by train if you only want to go around the station, but if you want to go to the suburban areas such as Otani Museum and Nikko, a car is more convenient.
The following is a guide on how to get to the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas and how to get around the city.
Nikko is a tourist city, so there are many pension-type accommodations in the area. Recently, luxury hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton have been built in the area.
In Utsunomiya, there are many business hotels around the station where you can easily stay.
The following is a selection of hotels in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
If you want to combine watching a game in Utsunomiya with sightseeing, I recommend the Otani Museum.
The museum is a huge underground space, but it is not a museum.
The museum is about 10 kilometers from Utsunomiya Station, so if you have a car, you can get there in about 30 minutes.
Nikko has become a nationally known tourist spot.
In the case of Nikko, the area is not as close as the distance because of the heavy traffic during the high season. Please be careful when you go.
Here is a selection of tourist spots in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
One of the best things to eat in Utsunomiya is gyoza.
There are popular restaurants in and near the station, and if you can walk a bit from the station, you can also go to Masatsugu, Karan, etc.