Kawasaki Racecourse is a horse racing track located in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
People who like horse racing can enjoy themselves at the racecourse even if they don't buy a ticket, and there are plenty of facilities such as pony riding and a playground for children.
Barbecues and other activities are also available, so please check the website for details.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are arriving at Tokyo Station by Shinkansen (if you are in the Kansai area, it is closer to get off at Shinagawa), you can transfer to the Keihin Tohoku Line.
It takes about 15 minutes from Shinagawa to JR Kawasaki Station.
From Tokyo Station, it takes about 30 minutes.
If your timing is right at Tokyo Station, you can take the Tokaido Main Line, which takes about 20 minutes, so if you are at Tokyo Station, check the Tokaido Main Line schedule and decide whether to take the Keihin Tohoku Line or the Kawasaki Line.
The Kawasaki Racecourse is about a 15-minute walk from JR Kawasaki Station.
About the Stadium
Location: 1-5-1 Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa 210-0011
Track: Dirt (1200m per lap)
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 Kanagawa as a reference for planning your trip.
Kawasaki and Yokohama are quite extensive in terms of area.
Kawasaki Station is located in Kawasaki, where Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki and other facilities are located, and Musashi Kosugi Station is located in Kawasaki, where Todoroki Athletic Stadium and other facilities are located.
The distance from Kawasaki Station to Musashi-Kosugi Station is about 15 minutes on the Namboku Line, but since Musashi-Kosugi Station is a large station, it may take a long time to get to a particular exit.
In the case of the Kawasaki area, there is a concentration of hotels around Kawasaki Station.
It takes about 10 minutes between Kawasaki and Yokohama on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, and 10 to 15 minutes between Musashikosugi and Yokohama, so it is convenient to watch the game in Kawasaki even if you use Yokohama Station as a base.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, you can go to the Yokohama area and walk or rent a bicycle from Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, or Ishikawacho stations. This area has many attractions such as Chinatown, Red Brick Warehouse, Cup Noodle Museum, and Yokohama Cosmo World.
Kawasaki has a shopping mall called Lazona attached to the station, and you can also eat in this mall.
Why don't you try Tantanmen, which is called Kawasaki's soul food?