Botandai Baseball Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture.
The Fukushima Red Hopes play their home games at this baseball stadium.
The stadium is located near the Fukushima Airport, about a 15-minute drive from the airport.
Getting to the Stadium
Basically, the access is by car.
From Koriyama City, it takes about 30 minutes.
The parking lot at the venue may not be available on event days, so be sure to check the organizer's announcement.
Fukushima Airport is served by direct flights from Osaka (Itami) and Sapporo (Shin-Chitose).
If you are flying in, the Botandai Baseball Stadium is about a 10-minute drive away.
If your flight arrives in the morning, it is best to rent a car upon arrival and head there. If you arrive in the afternoon, your itinerary will be to watch the game the next day (this stadium does not have lights, so only day games are held). In that case, you can get a hotel nearby, or even in Koriyama, which is about a 30-minute drive.
About the Stadium
Location: 19 Botanen, Sukagawa City, Fukushima, 962-0815
Home team Fukushima Red Hopes
The stadium is not equipped with lighting, so night games will not be held.
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Fukushima for your reference.
Basic information on sports teams in Fukushima Prefecture
1. "Getting there & Around" Fukushima, Koriyama
If you are coming to Fukushima from the Tokyo metropolitan area, you will need to use the Shinkansen.
If you take the Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen, the distance from Tokyo to Koriyama is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes, and the distance from Tokyo to Fukushima is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.
By air, Fukushima Airport is located in Sukagawa City.
Fukushima Airport is served by flights from Sapporo (New Chitose Airport) and Osaka (Itami Airport).
There is a limousine bus service from Fukushima Airport to Koriyama City, which costs 1120 yen one way and takes about 40 minutes.
This page provides information on how to get to the Fukushima and Koriyama areas and how to get around the city.
2. "Where to Stay" in Fukushima, Koriyama
There are business hotels near both Koriyama and Fukushima stations, so if you are coming to Fukushima just to watch the games, it is very convenient.
If you are coming to Fukushima for sightseeing as well, you may want to stay in Goshikinuma or Aizuwakamatsu.
Here are some hotels in the Fukushima and Koriyama areas.
3. "What to Do & See" in Fukushima, Koriyama
Sightseeing in Fukushima includes historical attractions such as Tsurugajo Castle and the Byakkotai Memorial Museum in Aizu Wakamatsu, nature attractions such as Goshikinuma, and resorts such as Hawaiians if you go to Iwaki.
In the Koriyama area, the area around Kaiseizan Park, where there is a baseball stadium, is a tourist spot.
Here is a selection of sightseeing spots in the Fukushima and Koriyama areas.
4. "What / Where to Eat" in Fukushima, Koriyama
The most famous food in Fukushima is Kitakata Ramen.
The city is also famous for its peaches, and depending on the season, you can buy peaches at direct sales points.
Koriyama is also home to the local gourmet Cream Box.