The MetLife Dome will be a stadium located in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, and will be the home of the Saitama Seibu Lion
s. It will be a dome-shaped stadium, and there will be concerts in addition to professional baseball games.
Location: 2135 Kamiyamachi, Tokorozawa Ci
ty, Saitama Prefecture Location: 359-1153 2135 Located in To
korozawa City, Saitama Pre
fecture Seating capacity 32,725 Dougout: Lions
3rd, Visitor 1 Dome-st
ium Artificial grass Open: April 14, 1979 (Domed March 18, 1999)
MetLife Dome will be accessible by train. It will be a line of
Seibu Railway. Seibu Railway has a
number of routes. The route that will eventua
arrive at the stadium will be the Seibu Sayama Line. (The seibu Yamaguchi
Line connects Seibu Amusement Park and the stadium.) Think of this
ibu Sayama Line as a train connecting Nishikorozawa Station and Seibu Stadium. Therefore,
if you come from Ikebukuro or Kawagoe, you will need to change trains at Nishikorozawa Station.
On the day of the match, special trains that do not need to be changed may be operated, so please check the team's website.
Dongfeng Subway Li
ne About 15 minutes from Sapporo Station to Fukusan
Station Get off at Fukusan Station and walk to Sapporo Dome in about 10 minutes.
There seems to be access of the car and the shuttle bus besides this, but the parking lot is purchased in advance, so please check the homepage of Sapporo Dome for details.
About the Stadium
In the stadium
The MetLife Dome is a one-tier sta
dium. This stadium is a dome, but it is not a completely sealed type, such as the Tokyo Dome, but a roof. The
refore, wind and rain may come in from the space, so if you can't read the weather, you may want to take what you can even in summer.
Seibu Lions and Attractions
There is Seibu amusement park in the vici
nity. In addition, the Seibu Line has convenient access to Ikebukuro, so sightseeing in Tokyo in the Ikebukuro area is also good.
After that, if it is Saitama, is it Kawagoe?
From Seibu Stadium Station to Kawagoe, it will take about 40 minutes, although there is
a transfer. Kawagoe is lined with old buildings called kura-zo, and the area of the brewery is full of shops for young people.
It is about a 15-minute walk from Honkawakoshi Station, so going to Kawagoe during the day of the night game and then going to Seibu Stadium is a smooth combination.
If you are interested in history, Kawagoe Daishi Kitain can be reached in about a 10-minute walk from Honkawakoshi Station, and there are attractions such as the 500 Rakan statue during the birth of Tokugawa Iemitsu and the Kasuga Bureau makeup.
Kawagoe Daishi Kitain
350-0036 Kosenba-cho 1-chome 20-1, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture Access It is
about a 10-minute walk from Honkawakoshi Station. During the
birth of Tokugawa Iemitsu, during the Kasuga Bureau makeup, such as the 500 Rakan statue will be charged 400 yen. During the birth of Tokugawa Iemitsu, photography is prohibited in buildings such as Kasuga Bureau make-up.
Kura-zo townscape (the bell of the time)
350-0063 Yukimachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama 15-7 Access
It is about a 20-minute walk from Honkawakoshi S
tation. One of Kawagoe's tourist attractions is the kura-zo townscape. Because it is a town, it refers to this area. If you are not sure where it is, aim for the bell of the time (address: 350-0063 Yukimachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 15-7).
Former Yamazaki Family House
350-0056 Matsue-cho, Kawagoe, Saitama 7-7-8 Access It is about a 15-
minute walk from Honkawakoshi Station. Admission: 10
0 yen Business hours Ap
ril to September 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / October to March 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, etc., Yea
r-end and New Year holidays, etc. The former Yamazaki
Family House was built in 1912 and has a high historical value from the viewpoint of "modernization of housing" and is designated as an important cultural property of the country.
Nagashima Family House (Former Samurai Residence)
350-0054 Mikubocho 5-chome 3, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture Ac
cess It is about a 20-minute walk from Honkawakoshi Sta
tion. This former samurai residence became the residence of a middle-class samurai in the late Edo period, and this is the only place in Saitama Prefecture where the buildings of
that era remain in place. It may be better to confirm the date of the residence in advance. 04
9-224-6097 (Kawagoe City Board of Education, Cultural Property Protection Division)