Isesaki City Gymnasium is located in Kezoji Park in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, and is one of the venues where the Gunma Crane Thunderers of the B League play their official games.
Kezoji Park is an amusement park with a large Ferris wheel, a general park area, a ball field and a gymnasium.
Getting to the Stadium
Basically, the access is by car.
There are parking lots in each area (in the amusement park zone for the amusement park), and in the exercise facility area for the exercise facility.
By train, the park is about 2 km from Isesaki Station, but if you are coming from the suburbs of Tokyo, you will need to take the Takasaki Line to get to the park, and then transfer to the Ryomo Line, which will take quite some time.
About the Stadium
Location: 41 Tsutsumi-Nishi-machi, Isesaki City
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.
The amusement park zone is crowded with families on holidays.
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Gunma for your reference.
This area is basically accessible by car.
There are both Ota and Isesaki stations, but access from the metropolitan area is not good. In the case of Ota, there is a bus service from Kumagaya Station in Saitama Prefecture (Shinkansen stop), but the number of buses is not enough to pinpoint where you want to go, so it is easier to access by car even from Kumagaya.
There are business hotels such as Toyoko Inn and Rooto Inn in the city, but it is difficult to create a need to stay in this area for the purpose of watching the game.
For your reference, here is a list of hotels in the Isesaki, Ota area.
I can't think of any nationally famous tourist spots, but I would like to see the former home of Yahei Tajima along with the Tomioka Silk Mill.
This place is located in Gunma Prefecture, but is closer to Fukaya City in Saitama Prefecture, and is basically accessible by car, so I would like to visit the Shibusawa Eiichi Shibusawa Memorial Museum in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture as well.
In Ota City, the ruins of Kanayama Castle have a nice atmosphere.
The nearby Kodomonokuni is a large park that locals appreciate, so if you have children, Kodomonokuni may be a good place to visit.
This area is famous for its yaki-manju (fried manju).
In Isesaki, stores such as Chujijayahonpo near Mayu Dome have a great atmosphere.