TKC Strawberry Arena is a gymnasium located in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, and is one of the venues where the B-League's Utsunomiya Brexit team plays its official games.
Getting to the Stadium
The gymnasium is located next to the license center.
Therefore, there is a city bus service from JR Utsunomiya.
However, there are no night buses, so if you want to go, it would be better to limit yourself to daytime games.
Take bus No. 41 bound for Driver's License Center and Nuriki Garage from Bus Terminal No. 12 at the west exit of Utsunomiya Station.
Time required: about 40 minutes
Fare: About 600 yen (one way)
For access by car, please check with the team website or the team.
The bus stop at the west exit of Utsunomiya Station looks like this.
The photo shows bus stop #8, but the bus bound for the Driver's License Center is #12.
The area in front of the west exit of Utsunomiya Station is well developed.
Therefore, it is easy to find once you get out.
For regular Brex games (Brex Arena), walk from the east exit, which is the opposite exit.
About the Stadium
Location: 694-1 Shimoishikawa, Kanuma City, Tochigi-ken 322-0017
Opened: May 1998
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Tochigi for your reference.
Utsunomiya is about 40 minutes from the Tokyo metropolitan area by bullet train and less than two hours by conventional train.
You can come to Utsunomiya by train if you only want to go around the station, but if you want to go to the suburban areas such as Otani Museum and Nikko, a car is more convenient.
The following is a guide on how to get to the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas and how to get around the city.
Nikko is a tourist city, so there are many pension-type accommodations in the area. Recently, luxury hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton have been built in the area.
In Utsunomiya, there are many business hotels around the station where you can easily stay.
The following is a selection of hotels in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
If you want to combine watching a game in Utsunomiya with sightseeing, I recommend the Otani Museum.
The museum is a huge underground space, but it is not a museum.
The museum is about 10 kilometers from Utsunomiya Station, so if you have a car, you can get there in about 30 minutes.
Nikko has become a nationally known tourist spot.
In the case of Nikko, the area is not as close as the distance because of the heavy traffic during the high season. Please be careful when you go.
Here is a selection of tourist spots in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
One of the best things to eat in Utsunomiya is gyoza.
There are popular restaurants in and near the station, and if you can walk a bit from the station, you can also go to Masatsugu, Karan, etc.