Yokohama International Swimming Pool is an indoor swimming pool and event venue located in Yokohama City.
It is the home of the Yokohama Bee Corsairs of the B League.
In the past, the pool has hosted major events such as the FINA Synchro World Cup, the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, and the Japan Swimming Championships.
Getting to the Stadium
Get off at Kitayamada Station on the Municipal Subway Green Line and walk for about 10 minutes.
However, it is quite an uphill walk, so it may feel like more than 10 minutes.
Please note that your smartphone's navigation system may not be able to guide you properly.
In that case, you may want to check with the attendant at the station if there is one.
The Green Line is not very familiar to tourists.
Therefore, if you want to go there from a major station, you will have to change trains.
Even in Yokohama, it is a slightly different place.
About the Stadium
Location: 7-3-1 Kitayamada, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Capacity: 4,000 people
Home team: Yokohama Bee Corsairs (B League)
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.
Shin-Yokohama station is about 10 minutes away from Yokohama station by subway.
Shin-Yokohama Station on the Shinkansen is the closest station to Nissan Stadium and Yokohama Arena for watching events, but it is far from the Minato Mirai 21 area.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, the nearest stations are Sakuragi-cho and Kannai, one or two stops away from "Yokohama Station".
This JR Yokohama Station area is also home to Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Budokan.
Yokohama is a large city, so the area where you should stay will depend on your purpose.
From Yokohama Station to Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, and Ishikawacho stations, there are quite a few hotels.
High-class hotels are located in the Sakuragicho area, and the Intercontinental Hotel, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, and Yokohama Royal Park Hotel are located near Sakuragicho Station.
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.
Eating pork buns in Chinatown is also a good idea, and since Yokohama is also a ramen battleground, there are many popular ramen shops.
A tour of ramen shops may be interesting. There is a ramen museum in Shin-Yokohama.