JFE Gymnasium is the home arena of Chiba ZELVA, a member of Division 3 of the V-League volleyball team.
This arena is located less than a 10-minute walk from Soga Station.
Getting to the Stadium
The basic way to get there by train is to get off at JR Soga Station and walk there.
Soga Station is served by the Keiyo, Sotobo, and Uchibo lines.
If you take the Keiyo Line, you will pass Maihama Station, where Disneyland is located, and Kaihin-Makuhari Station, and then Soga.
When you exit the ticket gates of Soga Station, there are signs for the east and west exits.
The JFE Gymnasium is at the east exit. This station is also the nearest station to the home of JEF Ichihara Chiba of the J-League. JEF's home ground is at the west exit.
About the Stadium
Location: 1-3-1 Minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture 260-0842, Japan
Home team: Chiba ZELVA
What to bring
Compared to countries such as the U.S., events in Japan are relatively free in terms of what you can bring in, and there are very few venues where you cannot bring in a backpack.
As for drinks, please note that there are some events where you cannot bring in cans or bottles.
Most Japanese events will allow re-entry, but some events will not allow re-entry. Please make sure to check the event you will be attending.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Chiba as a reference for planning your trip.
The area has many accesses to Tokyo, and there are many trains.
Considering the traffic congestion in the surrounding areas, it is best to use the train.
Basically, to get to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland) or Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Chiba Marine Stadium) from Tokyo Station, use the Keiyo Line.
One thing to note about the Keiyo Line is that it takes a very long time to transfer from the Yamanote Line and other conventional lines at Tokyo Station. Also, please note that the line is closed when it is windy.
Hotels are in an area where there are choices from business hotels to high class hotels. With Tokyo Disneyland at the center of the area, there are many high-class hotels in the area. There are also many business hotels a little further away, so you can choose your hotel location and rank based on your destination and accessibility.
The biggest tourist attraction in this area is Tokyo Disneyland.
As a result, sightseeing other than Disneyland is a little hazy.
Near Kaihin Makuhari Station, there is Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari, where you can enjoy shopping.
Chiba's fishing industry has long been active in the areas of Choshi, Kujukuri and Sotobo.
For this reason, Chiba is the birthplace of the now nationally famous "Namero," a type of fish.
Horse mackerel, called "golden horse mackerel," is another typical fish caught in Chiba. Sasuke Shokudo in Futtsu City is especially famous for its fried golden horse mackerel, for which people wait in line. In Kujukuri, you can also eat delicious clams.
Chiba, an area close to Tokyo, has a growing number of popular ramen stores and fashionable restaurants, giving you a variety of dining options. Let's find out what delicious food is for you in Chiba.