Nagaragawa Baseball Stadium is a ballpark that hosts about one or two official professional baseball games almost every year.
In 2019, it hosted Chunichi vs. DeNA (cancelled due to rain) and Giants vs. Yakult.
Getting to the Stadium
From JR Gifu Station
The distance between JR Gifu Station and the stadium area is about 4 kilometers.
Therefore, it is a rather difficult distance to walk.
Get on at JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station.
Get off: Memorial Main Gate, Gifu Memorial Center North, Gifu Memorial Center Front, etc. It depends on the route, so please check with the driver.
The distance from Gifu Station to the stadium area, the cormorant farm, and the vicinity of Gifu Castle is a bit far and somewhat difficult to walk.
However, Gifu has a well-developed city bus system, with about three buses per hour consistently running, and buses also run until almost 10pm at night.
Therefore, even if you don't have a car, you can use the city bus to get around to various sightseeing spots and stadiums.
Gifu is close to Nagoya. Therefore, it is possible to take a day trip from Nagoya to watch a game or go sightseeing.
It takes about 20 minutes from JR Nagoya Station to JR Gifu Station using the rapid Tokaido Line.
About the Stadium
Location 2675-28 Ono, Nagara Fukumitsu, Gifu City, Gifu 502-0817, Japan
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Gifu as a reference for planning your trip.
It takes about 20 minutes to get to Gifu from Nagoya by rapid train and about 30 minutes by regular train.
Therefore, if you are coming from the Tokyo or Kansai area, it will be easier to take the Shinkansen to Nagoya station, change to a conventional train, and then take the Gifu train.
From the Hokuriku area, the limited express Shirasagi connects Kanazawa and Nagoya, stopping at Gifu Station on the way. From Kanazawa, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Gifu Station is served by both JR and Kintetsu lines.
In front of both stations, there are basically business hotels.
Ryokan (Japanese style inns) are located along the Nagara River, about two kilometers away from the station.
Although Gifu's sightseeing spots are a bit far apart, they are basically concentrated around Gifu Station, and with the large number of city buses in Gifu, you can get around without much stress. You can also rent bicycles to get around easily.
The area of Gifu Park, with Gifu Castle at its center, is a year-round tourist attraction.
Every year, from May 11 to October 15, the Nagara River is filled with cormorants.
During this period, you can watch the cormorants at night.
Gifu is famous for its meat, Hida beef.
There is also Takayama Ramen, which originates from Takayama in the prefecture.
Another popular B-grade gourmet dish in Gifu is Gifu Tanmen.