Rinko Park is a park located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
It is usually a park, but during events, a special stage is built.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are arriving at Tokyo Station by Shinkansen (if you are in the Kansai area, it is closer to get off at Shinagawa), you can transfer to the Keihin Tohoku Line.
It takes about 35 minutes from Shinagawa to Sakuragicho.
From Tokyo Station, it takes about 50 minutes.
If you don't mind changing trains, and if the time of the train is right, you can take the Ueno-Tokyo Line from Tokyo to Yokohama and change trains. If you happen to be in Tokyo or Shinagawa, you can take the train to Yokohama and transfer to the Keihin Tohoku Line at Yokohama.
When you get off at Sakuragi-cho Station, walk straight ahead with the Nippon Maru and the Giant Ferris Wheel on your right to Pacifico Yokohama, then turn left and walk to the Rinko Park area.
About the Stadium
Location: 1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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.
Shin-Yokohama station is about 10 minutes away from Yokohama station by subway.
Shin-Yokohama Station on the Shinkansen is the closest station to Nissan Stadium and Yokohama Arena for watching events, but it is far from the Minato Mirai 21 area.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, the nearest stations are Sakuragi-cho and Kannai, one or two stops away from "Yokohama Station".
This JR Yokohama Station area is also home to Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Budokan.
Yokohama is a large city, so the area where you should stay will depend on your purpose.
From Yokohama Station to Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, and Ishikawacho stations, there are quite a few hotels.
High-class hotels are located in the Sakuragicho area, and the Intercontinental Hotel, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, and Yokohama Royal Park Hotel are located near Sakuragicho Station.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, you can go to the Yokohama area and walk or rent a bicycle from Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, or Ishikawacho stations. This area has many attractions such as Chinatown, Red Brick Warehouse, Cup Noodle Museum, and Yokohama Cosmo World.
Eating pork buns in Chinatown is also a good idea, and since Yokohama is also a ramen battleground, there are many popular ramen shops.
A tour of ramen shops may be interesting. There is a ramen museum in Shin-Yokohama.