Kanseki Stadium Tochigi is a new stadium built in 2020 in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. It is the home of the J-League team, "Tochigi SC." It will be the main stadium for the Tochigi National Athletic Meet to be held in 2022.
Getting to the Stadium
The location is convenient to access by car, but parking rules may be different on event days, so please check the organizer's website for details. If you are visiting the park on a regular day, you can park in the following lots.
-South Parking Lot 1 (south side of the park): 388 spaces for standard cars, 48 spaces for large cars
-South Parking Lot No. 2 (south side of the park): 300 spaces for standard cars, 71 spaces for large cars
-West Parking Lot (west side of the park): 650 standard cars
-East Parking Lot No. 1 (east side of the park): 104 standard cars
-North Parking Lot No. 3 (north side of the park): 209 standard cars
On J-League game days, there is a shuttle bus service from JR Suzumenomiya Station on the Utsunomiya Line to the stadium (15 min.), or you can take a local bus from JR Utsunomiya Station to the stadium (40 min.). If you want to go to the game, it is better to go to JR Suzumenomiya Station instead of JR Utsunomiya Station.
If you are visiting the park on a regular day, take the bus bound for "Esoshima (Nishikawada Higashi)" from bus stop No. 11 at the west exit of JR Utsunomiya Station. You can walk to the park from the last stop, "Nishikawada Higashi".
About the Stadium
The entire stadium is made up of two levels of seating areas. The second floor is divided into front and back with an aisle in the middle.
Because of the track, there is a distance between the seats and the pitch, so if you want to watch a soccer match, you may want to sit in the middle to upper rows of the stands.
Address: 2-4, Nishikawata, Utsunomiya, Tochigi,
Home Team: Tochigi FC
Surface: Natural grass
Opened: July 2020
Here is some basic information about Tochigi. Please use it as a reference when planning your trip.
Utsunomiya is about 40 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen and less than two hours by local train. If you are only in the area around the station, you can come by train, but if you want to go to Nikko or other suburban areas, a car is more convenient.
This page provides information on how to get to the Utsunomiya/Nikko area and how to get around Utsunomiya city.
There are many hotels of various types around Utsunomiya Station. In Nikko, a tourist destination a little farther away, there are ryokan (Japanese inns), B&Bs, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel has recently opened.
If you want to enjoy both the game and sightseeing in Utsunomiya, the Oya History Museum is the place to go. The huge underground space in the former quarry site is a sight to behold. Nikko is a famous tourist destination, where you can enjoy hot springs, nature, and historical buildings.
Here is a selection of tourist spots in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
Utsunomiya is famous throughout Japan for its Gyoza dumpling. There are many gyoza restaurants in Utsunomiya.