Gunma Izumi Gymnasium is a gymnasium located on the grounds of the Izumi Sports Park in Oizumi-machi, Gunma Prefecture. It is the venue where V-League volleyball matches are held.
The venue is located in the grounds of Izumi Sports Park, which is a very long and narrow park. The baseball field and the gymnasium are quite far apart, so please come for the park and then pay attention to the location of the venue.
Oizumi-machi is an area near the Tone River, close to Menuma (now Kumagaya City) in Saitama Prefecture.
Getting to the Stadium
Basically, the park is accessible by car.
If you are coming from the Kumagaya area, the park itself will be on your right as soon as you cross the Tonsui Bridge.
By train, there is a bus line from Kumagaya Station to Oizumi-machi, and the Asahi Bus stops at "Nishi Koizumi Station" and "Sengoku" are likely to be the closest stops to the park.
There are only a few buses, so please check the timetable and the nearest stop, as the stop may change depending on where the driver is going to the park.
About the Stadium
Location: 3-22-1 Sengoku, Oizumi-machi, Oura-gun, Gunma 370-0533, Japan
What to bring
Compared to countries such as the U.S., events in Japan are relatively free in terms of what you can bring in, and there are very few venues where you cannot bring in a backpack.
As for drinks, please note that there are some events where you cannot bring in cans or bottles.
Most Japanese events will allow re-entry, but some events will not allow re-entry. Please make sure to check the event you will be attending.
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Gunma for your reference.
This area is basically accessible by car.
There are both Ota and Isesaki stations, but access from the metropolitan area is not good. In the case of Ota, there is a bus service from Kumagaya Station in Saitama Prefecture (Shinkansen stop), but the number of buses is not enough to pinpoint where you want to go, so it is easier to access by car even from Kumagaya.
There are business hotels such as Toyoko Inn and Rooto Inn in the city, but it is difficult to create a need to stay in this area for the purpose of watching the game.
For your reference, here is a list of hotels in the Isesaki, Ota area.
I can't think of any nationally famous tourist spots, but I would like to see the former home of Yahei Tajima along with the Tomioka Silk Mill.
This place is located in Gunma Prefecture, but is closer to Fukaya City in Saitama Prefecture, and is basically accessible by car, so I would like to visit the Shibusawa Eiichi Shibusawa Memorial Museum in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture as well.
In Ota City, the ruins of Kanayama Castle have a nice atmosphere.
The nearby Kodomonokuni is a large park that locals appreciate, so if you have children, Kodomonokuni may be a good place to visit.
This area is famous for its yaki-manju (fried manju).
In Isesaki, stores such as Chujijayahonpo near Mayu Dome have a great atmosphere.