Komaba Stadium was the home of the Urawa Reds from the birth of the J-League until the construction of Saitama Stadium, which sent supporters into a frenzy.
After the completion of Saitama Stadium, many of the games hosted by the team have been held at Saitama Stadium.
Currently, the Urawa Reds Ladies host matches there.
Getting to the Stadium
It is about a 15-minute walk from the east exit of JR Urawa Station (Keihin-Tohoku Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line, etc.).
It is also about a 15-minute walk from the east exit of JR Kita-Urawa Station (Keihin-Tohoku Line).
Unless the weather is really bad, the best way to get to the stadium is to walk from the nearest station.
Komaba Stadium has been the home stadium of the Urawa Reds since the beginning of the J-League. It is not a soccer stadium and has a small capacity, but for Reds supporters, this stadium is a sacred place because of the history of the Reds.
Location: 2-1-1, Komaba, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
Home team: Urawa Red Diamonds (semi-home)
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 Saitama as a reference for planning your trip.
1. "Getting there & Around" Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, Ageo
Kawaguchi City will be a neighboring city to Tokyo, and Saitama City will also have good access to Tokyo via the Keihin Tohoku Line and Saikyo Line.
As for this area, it is basically convenient to travel by train since the train service is good.
Ageo City is only accessible by the Takasaki Line, and each venue is far from the station. For venues in Ageo, a car is also an option.
2. "Where to Stay" in Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, Ageo
Omiya Station is one of the largest stations in Saitama Prefecture, and the Shinkansen also stops there.
There are several hotels in Omiya Station, including around the station.
Since there are no high-class hotels in Saitama Prefecture, it is an advantage to stay there if you are basically looking for a hotel with the premise of staying at a business hotel and it is cheaper than in Tokyo.
3. "What to Do & See" in Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, Ageo
The Railway Museum is one of the most famous tourist spots in this area.
Take the New Shuttle from Omiya Station, get off at Tetsudo Museum Station, and it's just a short walk away.
4. "What / Where to Eat" in Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, Ageo
There is no such thing as a national-level local gourmet, but there are several popular restaurants in each city.
Here, I would like to introduce some restaurants in Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, and Ageo.