Sagamihara Gion Arena is a gymnasium located in Sagamihara City.
F-League (futsal) matches and professional wrestling have been held at this venue.
Getting to the Stadium
It is a bit far from the station, so use the bus.
If you are coming from Shinjuku Station, take the Odakyu Line to Sobudaimae Station.
From Sobudaimae Station, take the bus bound for Sagamihara Station South Exit via Kitasato University Hospital and University (A27, D13), and get off at Sogo Gymnasium. It takes about 15 minutes to get there from Sobudaimae Station, and there are about two trains an hour.
If you are going by car, there is a parking lot next to the gymnasium where you can park about 200 cars. If this lot is full, there are also parking lots in the area.
About the Stadium
Location: 2284-1 Asamizodai, Minami-ku, Sagamihara City
Opened: November 1981 (renovated in October 2009)
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.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Kanagawa as a reference for planning your trip.
Although there are train stations nearby, many venues in the Sagamihara and Atsugi areas are difficult to reach by train from major stations (such as Tokyo Station), especially once you reach the nearest station. Therefore, you will basically have to use your car.
Depending on the event, there may be an extra bus service from the nearest station, so please check the organizer's website.
Many hotels are located around Machida Station in Tokyo.
However, there is not much merit in staying in the Machida Station area since you will basically be driving there to watch the game.
You can rent a car in the Machida area, return it after the game, and stay overnight in the Machida station area, or, depending on the time of day, take the Romance Car from Machida to Hakone and stay overnight.
The National Film Archive Sagamihara Branch and JAXA Sagamihara Campus are some of the sightseeing spots in Sagamihara that you can visit while watching the game.
One of the best things to eat in Kanagawa Prefecture is house ramen, with the Yoshimura family being the original. The meat buns in Chinatown are also a must. Don't forget to try the siumai lunchboxes from Sakiyoken.
The Sagamihara/Atsugi area is very close to Machida City in Tokyo.
Basically, you will need a car to get to the venues in Sagamihara and Atsugi, so if you include nearby Machida as a candidate, you will have more options.