Minami-Alps Jit Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Kushigata Sogo Park in Minami-Alps City.
The stadium was renovated in 2013 and now hosts professional baseball games of the Eastern League.
Getting to the Stadium
Minami-Alps JIT Stadium is a venue in Minami-Alps City, less than 15 kilometers away from Kofu Station. Basically, the venue is a car ride from Kofu.
There is a parking lot for 140 cars for the baseball stadium and 120 cars for the Kushikata Health Center parking lot, so basically you can use this lot.
Parking rules may vary depending on the event, so we recommend that you always check with the organizer.
About the Stadium
Location: 1600 Momosono, Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Opened: November 1986 (renovated in 2013)
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Yamanashi as a reference for planning your trip.
To get to the Kofu area of Yamanashi, from the Tokyo metropolitan area, take the Azusa or Kaiji limited express train from JR Shinjuku Station.
The limited express takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Kofu is a city where the downtown area seems to be a little further away from the station (about a 15-minute walk), and I feel that there are more hotels a little further away than in front of the station.
There are hotels in front of the station as well, but that seems to be the reason why there are hotels about 15 minutes away on foot.
As for the south exit, the city hall is also about a 10-minute walk from the station, so I don't think it would be too difficult to find a hotel 15 minutes away.
However, when it rains, it feels a bit far away.
Shosenkyo is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Kofu, but it takes some time to get there by bus, and if you want to go to a game and watch it at the same time, the distance is a bit of a concern. In front of Kofu Station, there is a statue of Shingen Takeda and Maizuru Castle Park, which are easy to visit even if you come to Kofu by train.
The Takeda Shrine is also within easy reach by bus.
The following is a list of sightseeing spots around Kofu Station that can be visited in combination with watching the game.
Yamanashi is famous for its Hoto (stewed udon noodles) and also for its stewed chicken.
The area is also famous for its seasonal fruits.
One of the charms of Yamanashi is the fact that you can buy high-class fruits such as Shine-Muscat at reasonable prices.