Sania Park Sugadaira is the nickname for Sugadaira Kogen Sportsland.
This sportsland has a main ground, four sub grounds, and an athletic field.
There are no lighting facilities.
It is also the training camp for the Italian national rugby team and they trained here during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Getting to the Stadium
Basically, it is accessible by car. There is a parking lot with space for about 280 cars.
There is also a bus from Ueda Station to Sugadaira Kogen by Ueda Bus, but it takes about one hour.
About the Stadium
The ground that can accommodate the largest number of fans at Sugadaira Kogen Sports Land will be the "Main Ground. The main grandstand is located at the back of the track and field field, and although it does not have spectator seats, it can hold about 5,000 fans in its grass zone.
Location: 1278-244 Sugadaira Kogen, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, 386-2204 Japan
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Nagano as a reference for planning your trip.
For those in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the JR Nagano Shinkansen connects Tokyo to Karuizawa Station in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and Ueda Station in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
If you are from the Kanto area, renting a car is also an option as you will need a car to get to Nagano.
Karuizawa has an outlet mall near the station, but you will need a car to get to Kazekoshi Park, and there are no hotels near Kazekoshi Park.
Saku requires a car as well, and Ueda can be reached on foot from the station if you are just sightseeing, but if you are going to combine sightseeing with watching the games, you will need a car.
In Karuizawa, there is a premium outlet mall in front of the station, but other sightseeing spots are far from the station.
In Ueda, Ueda Castle is within walking distance from the station, so if you just want to go sightseeing, you can do it without a car.
Nagano is famous for its soba noodles. You can also enjoy buying apples at apple stands.
Karuizawa is located on the border of Gunma Prefecture, and one of the most famous restaurants in the area is Oginoya, the main restaurant of Toge no Kamameshi.
If you are driving, you can also eat at the Yokogawa Service Area on the Joshinetsu Expressway.
There is also a supermarket called Tsuruya, which has a wide selection of goods, so shopping is fun.
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