Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture is the home of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. Yokohama Stadium will be used as the venue for baseball and softball at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest station to Yokohama Stadium is the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line "Kannai Station". You can see the stadium from the station, and it takes about 5 minutes walk to the stadium.
From Tokyo Station:
Route#1: Take the Keihin-Tohoku Line to Kannai Station without change trains. 50 min.
Route#2: Take Tokaido Line (Local, Ueno/Tokyo Rapid etc. It is same track#) to Yokohama Station, and change to Keihin-Tohoku Line to Kannai Station (2 stops).
From Shinagawa Station:
Route#1: Take the Keihin-Tohoku Line to Kannai Station without change trains. 35 min.
Route#2: Take Tokaido Line (Local, Ueno/Tokyo Rapid etc. it is same track#) to Yokohama Station, and change to Keihin-Tohoku Line to Kannai Station (2 stops).
About the Stadium
Yokohama Stadium has a single "Level" seating except for the upper level behind the plate. In most Japanese stadiums, the entrance gate is designated by the seating section (It is printed on the ticket). The upper layer of the seats newly added in the outfield must go up the stairs quite a lot.
Address: Yokohama Koen, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa,
Home Team: Yokohama Baystars
Dugout: Baystars | 1B, Visitor | 3B
Ballpark Food Guide
When you come to a game, eating the ballpark food is one of exciting enjoyment. Japanese ballparks also have a wide variety of food selections that will surely satisfy you. You can check the list of concession stands in Yokohama Stadium on the official website.
Yokohama Stadium Official Website
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.
Basic information on sports teams in Kanagawa Prefecture
1. "Getting there & Around" Yokohama, Kawasaki
Kawasaki and Yokohama are quite extensive in terms of area.
Kawasaki Station is located in Kawasaki, where Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki and other facilities are located, and Musashi Kosugi Station is located in Kawasaki, where Todoroki Athletic Stadium and other facilities are located.
The distance from Kawasaki Station to Musashi-Kosugi Station is about 15 minutes on the Namboku Line, but since Musashi-Kosugi Station is a large station, it may take a long time to get to a particular exit.
2. "Where to Stay" in Yokohama, Kawasaki
In the case of the Kawasaki area, there is a concentration of hotels around Kawasaki Station.
It takes about 10 minutes between Kawasaki and Yokohama on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, and 10 to 15 minutes between Musashikosugi and Yokohama, so it is convenient to watch the game in Kawasaki even if you use Yokohama Station as a base.
3. "What to Do & See" in Yokohama, Kawasaki
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.
4. "What / Where to Eat" in Yokohama, Kawasaki
Kawasaki has a shopping mall called Lazona attached to the station, and you can also eat in this mall.
Why don't you try Tantanmen, which is called Kawasaki's soul food?