Kirayaka Stadium (Yamagata City Sports Center Baseball Stadium)

Kirayaka Stadium is a baseball stadium located in the Yamagata City Sports Center.
In addition to the baseball field, there is a gymnasium and other facilities in the park.
At Kirayaka Stadium, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles sometimes hold official games.

Getting to the Stadium

The closest station to the stadium is Uzen Chitose Station (two stops from Yamagata Station), which is about a 20-minute walk from the station, and less than a 10-minute train ride from JR Yamagata Station to Uzen Chitose Station.
However, considering the number of trains and sightseeing in the area, it is more convenient to watch the games by car, so please check the organizer's website for parking information.

by train

The nearest station is Uzen Chitose Station.
From Yamagata Station, it is two stops on the Yamagata Line, which takes about six minutes.
There are only a few trains running every hour, so please check the timetable before you go.
The stadium is about a 15-25 minute walk from Uzen Chitose Station.

About the Stadium

Location 1 Ochiai-cho, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture 990-0075
Capacity: 12,272
Opened: March 1989

Explore Yamagata

Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Yamagata for your reference.

Basic information on sports teams in Yamagata Prefecture

1. "Getting there & Around" Yamagata, Tendo

If you are coming to Yamagata from the Tokyo metropolitan area, you will need to use the Shinkansen.
If you take the Yamagata Shinkansen, it takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes from Tokyo to Yamagata.

By plane, after arriving at Yamagata Airport, it takes about 25 minutes by bus from the airport to Yamagata City, and about 25 minutes by bus to Yamagata Station.

Here is a guide to getting to the Yamagata/Tendo area and transportation within the city.

2. "Where to Stay" in Yamagata, Tendo

There are some business hotels around Yamagata Station. If your main purpose is just to watch the game, this area may be convenient for you.
About 20 kilometers away from Yamagata Station is Zao Onsen, which is lined with inns.
Hotels in the Yamagata and Tendo area are listed below.

3. "What to Do & See" in Yamagata, Tendo

For sightseeing in Yamagata and Tendo, Yamadera is a nationally famous tourist spot. Also, about 20 kilometers away from Yamagata is the Zao Hot Spring. You can go to Zao Onsen by car or bus.
Here is a selection of tourist spots in Yamagata and Tendo area.

4. "What / Where to Eat" in Yamagata, Tendo

There are local dishes, but Yamagata is also famous for its chilled ramen.
The most famous beef in Yamagata is Yonezawa beef, but there is also Yamagata beef.
In terms of fruits, cherries are famous.
Let's enjoy the gourmet food of Yamagata.

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