Lily Arena MITO is a gymnasium located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
It sometimes hosts home games of the Ibaraki Robots of the B League.
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest station is Mito Station.
If you are coming from Tokyo, regular trains on the Joban Line connect Shinagawa to Mito in about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and express trains take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Other train lines include the Mugun Line and the Oarai-Kashima Line of the Kashima Rinkai Railway.
Lilly Arena MITO is about 2 kilometers from Mito Station, but because of the difference in elevation, it may seem farther than the distance.
The city bus service is available, but you need to check the number and hours of service. For professional team events, please also check the shuttle bus from the station.
The area around the arena is a parking lot.
About the Stadium
Location: 864-6 Suifu-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki 310-0005
Capacity : 2,736
Opened : March 1974
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Ibaraki for your reference.
Ibaraki Prefecture does not have a Shinkansen station, and in the case of Mito, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Ueno using the limited express Hitachi, and about 1 hour and 20 minutes using the limited express Tokiwa.
After that, it is common to come to the Mito/Hitachinaka area using expressways.
Here is a guide on how to get to the Mito/Hitachinaka area and how to get around the city.
In Mito, the Kairakuen Garden, Kodokan, and other major tourist attractions are located around Mito Station, making it possible to combine watching a game with sightseeing. Therefore, if the game is at night, you can usually arrive from Tokyo in the morning, do some sightseeing before the game, watch the game at night, and return to Tokyo. If you want to visit the Mito area the next day, we have picked up some hotels in the Mito/Hitachinaka area for you.
When it comes to sightseeing in Mito, Kairakuen comes first. Sightseeing in Mito is around the station, but it is a bit far away, and for Kairakuen, buses and rental bicycles are convenient.
If you go to the Hitachinaka area, Hitachinaka Seaside Park is a good place to visit.
Here, we have picked up some sightseeing spots in the Mito and Hitachinaka areas.
Natto is the most famous food in Mito.
Dried sweet potatoes are also a good souvenir.
If you go to Oarai, you can also enjoy delicious seafood.