Nissan Stadium is located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and is the largest stadium in Japan.
It has hosted major soccer tournaments in the past, including the 2002 World Cup final and the Club World Cup, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
It is also the home stadium of Yokohama F Marinos of the J-League.
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest station to the stadium is Shin-Yokohama Station. It takes about 20 minutes on foot to get off at Shin-Yokohama Station.
It takes less than 20 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Yokohama Station by Tokaido Shinkansen. If you want to go from Tokyo to Shin-Yokohama by conventional train, change trains at Yokohama and it will take about 50 minutes.
From Yokohama, you can also use the Blue Line subway, which will take you to Shin-Yokohama Station in about 10 to 15 minutes.
There are paid parking lots in the vicinity of the stadium, but traffic jams in the Tokyo metropolitan area make it difficult to predict how long it will take to get there by car. For this reason, I recommend using the train to get to the stadium in this area.
About the Stadium
The stadium is a track and field type stadium with a track around the field, so if you are watching soccer or rugby, the seats near the field are not very good for viewing.
Location: 3300 Kozue-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Home team: Yokohama F. Marinos
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.