Yaohan Strawberry Park Baseball Field (Kanuma Athletic Park Baseball Stadium) is a baseball stadium located on the grounds of Kanuma Athletic Park in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture.
It is one of the stadiums where the Tochigi Golden Braves of the BC League play their official games.
Getting to the Stadium
This stadium is located in the mountains.
Depending on what time of day the Tochigi Golden Braves play their games at this stadium, I would say that access to the stadium, at least for night games, is not possible except by car.
By train, the nearest station is Shin-Kanuma Station on the Tobu Nikko Line.
It is about 5 kilometers to the stadium, but it is not a flat 5 kilometers because it is in the mountains. There is no option but to walk a little.
There is a bus service connecting JR Kanuma Station, Tobu Nikko Line Shin-Kanuma Station, and this sports park, so please check the timetable and use it.
About the Stadium
Behind the back net will be 3,500 infield seats.
The rest of the stadium is all grass, so you can imagine about 10,000 people here.
The stadium is located in a forest in the mountains.
In summer, you can watch the game in the lush green trees.
Location 3164-1 Asahigaoka, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi 322-0345, Japan
Capacity: 3,500 infield seats, 10,000 people on the outfield lawn
Opened: April 1976
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.