Ueda City Natural Sports Park General Gymnasium is a gymnasium where the V-League and Route Inn Hotels Brilliant Allies sometimes play their home games.
The gymnasium is located near Nagano University, and access is basically by car.
Getting to the Stadium
The gymnasium is located in an area about 5 kilometers away from Ueda Station.
You can take the Ueda Railway Bessho Line to Daigaku-mae Station, which is about 1.5 kilometers from the gymnasium, but due to the typhoon in 2019, the trains have stopped and buses have been substituted, so we basically recommend that you access the park by car.
There is a parking lot at the park that can hold quite a few cars.
About the Stadium
Location: 935 Otsu, Shimonogo, Ueda City, Nagano 386-1214
Opened: October, 1981
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.