Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture.
This venue occasionally hosts home games of the Yamanashi Queen Bees, a member of the Women's Japanese Basketball League.
Getting to the Stadium
Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium is a little over 6 kilometers from Kofu Station, so it is accessible by car or city bus.
Near the gymnasium is the Shikishima office of the Yamanashi Bus Company, which connects to Kofu Station. There are less than one bus every hour, so please be sure to check the bus schedule at the tourist information center before using the bus.
You can also take the city bus from the south terminal of Kofu Station (No. 4).
If you are driving, there is a parking lot for 300 cars on the south side of the gymnasium, so you can basically use this lot.
Parking rules may vary depending on the event, so we recommend that you check with the organizer.
About the Stadium
Location: 2294 Shima Kamijo, Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture
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.