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.
Address: Yokohama Koen, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa,
Home Team: Yokohama Baystars
Dugout: Baystars | 1B, Visitor | 3B
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.
Ballpark Food Guide
When you come to a game, eating the ball park 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.
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.
Here are some easy tourist spots to go to watch a game at Yokohama Stadium.
Click here for information on hotels convenient for watching the game at Yokohama Stadium.
Here are some restaurants to stop by during your visit to Yokohama Stadium
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.