Ookusu Arena is a gymnasium located in Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Near the gymnasium, there is also the "Great Cusp of Gamo," the largest tree in Japan.
Getting to the Stadium
Basically, the venue is accessible by car.
It is about 18 kilometers from Kagoshima Airport, and takes about 30 minutes.
The parking lot is in front of the gymnasium.
About the Stadium
Location: 24-1, Kita, Gamo-cho, Aira-shi, Kagoshima 899-5303, Japan
Travel Tips & Information
Here is brief information about this city. We hope it will help you in planning your trip.
In Kagoshima, planes fly from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Naha, etc. to Kagoshima Airport (there is no Sapporo).
The airport is located in Kirishima City, which is quite far from Kagoshima City.
The airport is located in Kirishima City, which is quite far from Kagoshima City, so it takes less than an hour by limousine bus from the airport to Kagoshima City.
From Fukuoka, it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes by Kyushu Shinkansen.
Buses or streetcars are convenient to get around the city.
The downtown area of Kagoshima is Tenmonkan, where many restaurants and stores are located.
Therefore, there are many hotels in this area.
There are also hotels such as the Solaria and the JR Kyushu Hotel around Kagoshima Chuo Station, and even if you stay in this area, you can use the streetcar to get around. In the Amu Plaza Kagoshima station building, there is a Shirokuma (white bear) shop, Tenmonkan Mujaki, and Kagoshima Ramen shops such as Komurasaki and Zabon Ramen, where you can eat Kagoshima specialties.
Sakurajima is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kagoshima Prefecture, which can be seen from the city or you can go to Sakurajima for sightseeing.
Kagoshima is famous for Takamori Saigo. In the city, there are places associated with him such as the Ishin Furusato Museum and the bronze statue of Takamori Saigo. Senganen, the former residence of the Shimazu clan of the Satsuma domain, is also a must-see.
If you are in the vicinity of the airport, the first place to go is Saigo Park, right in front of the airport. There is a huge statue of Takamori Saigo here.
Also, a 15-minute drive away is the Shio-soaking hot spring where Ryoma Sakamoto is said to have had his first honeymoon in Japan. You can take a day trip to this hot spring, so it is a good idea to take a dip in the same hot spring that Ryoma took a dip in. If you go to Kirishima Jingu, it is a bit far, but if you drive from the airport, Kirishima Jingu is not that far.
Kagoshima is famous for its Kurobuta pork, Satsuma-age (fried fish cake), and Shirokuma (white bear).
The Tenmonkan Mujaki Honten in Kagoshima City is famous for its white bears.
Kurobuta should be eaten as shabu-shabu or tonkatsu.
The original Kurobuta shabu-shabu restaurant, Kurobuta Ryori Ajimori, is also located in the city and is only a few minutes walk from Astronomical Museum Mujaki. Both of these restaurants are easy to get to.
The famous Kagoshima ramen restaurants, "Pork Toro" and "Komurasaki" are also located in the Tenmonkan area. You can easily eat ramen by yourself.
If you are a drinker, there is a variety of shochu to enjoy.