Ecopa Stadium is an athletic stadium located in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
In the past, the stadium has hosted major events such as the Japan national soccer team and the Rugby World Cup.
In recent years, one of the most famous matches held at this stadium was the 2019 Rugby World Cup match between Japan and Ireland.
Japan defeated Ireland 19-12 in a match that will be remembered for a long time.
The J-League, Jubilo Iwata and Shimizu S-Pulse may also host home games.
Getting to the Stadium
The stadium is located in the Hamamatsu area, and is a 20-minute walk from Aino Station on the Tokaido Main Line if you are going by train only.
It takes about 25 minutes from Hamamatsu to Aino Station.
From Nagoya, it takes about 45 minutes to get to Hamamatsu Station by Tokaido Shinkansen, and from Tokyo, it takes less than two hours by Tokaido Shinkansen "Kodama".
The stadium is located in the Ogasayama Sports Park in Shizuoka Prefecture.
There is room for quite a few cars to park in the park, but parking rules vary depending on the event.
Be sure to check the organizer's website before you choose to access the event by car.
About the Stadium
The stadium is a two-tiered track and field type stadium.
Location 2300-1 Aino, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture 437-0031, Japan
Home team Shimizu S-Pulse, Jubilo Iwata
Surface: Natural grass
Opened: March 26, 2001
Exhibitions related to the Rugby World Cup
Ecopa is the stadium where Japan's Rugby World Cup team defeated Ireland in a memorable match.
Inside the stadium, there are exhibits related to the Rugby World Cup.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Shizuoka as a reference for planning your trip.
Hamamatsu area of Shizuoka is closer to Aichi Prefecture, so if you want to go there from Tokyo, you will have to use the Shinkansen.
Although the Nozomi does not stop, the Hikari train connects Tokyo and Hamamatsu in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you want to go to Iwata, you can take the Tokaido Line from Hamamatsu.
Although there are a few hotels in Hamamatsu, there are not that many accommodations in the area.
Since the Shinkansen runs until late in the day, most people tend to go to Tokyo, Nagoya, or Osaka after watching the game.
Here are some hotels in the Hamamatsu and Iwata areas, including those for sightseeing in Shizuoka the next day.
There are no nationally famous tourist spots in Hamamatsu.
If you are coming from Toyohashi on a local train, the Red Torii Gate at Bentenjima is easy to reach from the station.
In Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu is famous for its dumplings and eels.
Hamamatsu is famous for its dumplings and eel.
Here is a selection of stores in the Hamamatsu and Iwata areas.