Alpine Stadium is the stadium where the BC League's Toyama Thunderbirds play their home games.
The stadium has often hosted professional baseball games, most notably in 1999, when Rose of Yokohama achieved his third cycle of hits.
Getting to the Stadium
Alpine Stadium is basically only accessible by car.
It is about a 15-minute drive from Toyama Station.
In case of professional baseball games, shuttle buses may be available from Toyama Station, so please check the organizer's website for the event.
About the Stadium
Location: 30-1 Shimoiino, Toyama City, Toyama 931-8443, Japan
Surface: Long pile artificial grass
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Toyama as a reference for planning your trip.
If you take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo, you can reach Toyama in about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
From the Kansai area, you can take the limited express Thunderbird to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, and then transfer to a private railway to Toyama Station.
From Nagoya, it takes about 4 hours by the limited express Hida.
You can also take an airplane. There are several flights from Haneda and one flight from Sapporo to Toyama Kitokito Airport.
The airport is about 8 kilometers away from the center of Toyama City, and it takes about 15 minutes by car. Buses are also available from the airport to the city.
In Toyama Prefecture, large cities are clustered on the Toyama Bay side, so it is easy to reach Takaoka, Uozu, and Kurobe City by car from Toyama City, but I think you can get around more smoothly if you consider the location of your destination.
If you stay in the Takaoka area, you will have easy access to Ishikawa Prefecture and Shirakawa-go, and if you stay in Kurobe City, you will have easy access to Kurobe Gorge.
Sightseeing in the Kurobe Gorge, Shirakawa-go, and Gokayama areas, which appear in guidebooks, are not suitable for combining with sports games because of the unpredictable travel time.
Around Toyama Station, there is the Fugan Canal Kansui Park Toyama, which can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot from the north exit of Toyama Station. You can also visit the museum with this park, but since it is a large park, you may want to rent a bicycle to get around. If you have a car, you may want to extend your trip to Takaoka City.
Takaoka City is the birthplace of Fujiko F. Fujio, and there are many things to see and do in the city, including galleries. Although it is a bit far from the city, Kaioumaru Park and Ameharu Beach are also good sightseeing spots.
The following is a selection of sightseeing spots in Namerikawa, Toyama.
Toyama is famous for its trout sushi.
In the winter (December to February), cold yellowtail is in season and is also excellent.
It is cold in the winter, but one of the charms of the Hokuriku region is that you can enjoy the food.
In Toyama, there is a restaurant called Toyama Bay Sushi that offers a set of local ingredients. This is a great service for travelers.
In addition to seafood, you can also enjoy Toyama Black Ramen.