The Okinawa City Gymnasium is located in the Koza Sports Park in Okinawa City.
The Koza Sports Park includes the newly built Okinawa Arena, the Okinawa City Gymnasium, the Okinawa City Stadium, the Koza Shinkin Stadium, and the Koza Shinkin Dome.
This gymnasium hosts games of Ryukyu Golden Kings of the B League.
Getting to the Stadium
The location of the Koza Sports Park is less than 30 kilometers from the Naha Airport area.
If there are no traffic jams, it will take less than 40 minutes to drive there, but it is basically a very congested drive from Naha City to the highway, so you should expect it to take about an hour.
Considering that there are few hotels around Koza Sports Park, this is an area where you will need a car.
The park's parking lot will hold 700 cars.
On the days of Ryukyu Golden Kings games, a free shuttle bus is available from AEON MALL Okinawa Laicum (1 Aza Laicum, Kitanakagusuku-mura, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa 901-2306, Japan). Therefore, you can leave your car at the AEON MALL (less than 4 km from Koza Sports Park).
About the Stadium
Koza Sports Park is vast. When you arrive at the Okinawa Arena side, the baseball field area is about a 15-minute walk away.
Okinawa City Gymnasium
Location: 2-1-1 Moromisato, Okinawa City, Okinawa 904-0032, Japan
Seating Capacity: 2,123
The Ryukyu Golden Kings have seats with tables like this on the first floor. In the case of such seats, there is lounge access, and if you can enjoy eating and drinking, it is similar to the NBA, but in the case of the Okinawa City Gymnasium, the seats did not have such lounge access.
I hope the new Okinawa Arena will offer more such services.
Explore Okinawa City and Ginowan
Learn about transportation, sightseeing, and food in Okinawa
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Okinawa Prefecture for your reference.
About professional sports teams in Okinawa
1.Getting There & Around Okinawa City and Ginowan
To get to Okinawa, you need to fly from Haneda to Naha Airport, which takes about 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours, and from Kansai Airport to Naha Airport, which takes 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.
From Naha Airport, Okinawa City and Ginowan area are about 30 to 40 kilometers away, depending on the location.
There is a city bus service from Naha, but it takes quite a while, so renting a car is a realistic option.
2."Where to Stay" in Okinawa City and Ginowan
If you are planning to watch the games or sightsee around the Okinawa City/Ginowan area, you can either stay near the various tourist spots, including the beach, or if you rent a car, you can use Naha as a base since there are relatively more options.
The following is a list of hotels in the Okinawa City and Ginowan area.
3."What to Do & See" in Okinawa City and Ginowan
In the Okinawa City/Ginowan area, there are the ruins of Nakajo Castle, Katsuren Castle, and Zakimi Castle, all of which are World Heritage Sites.
Cape Zanpa is a great place to watch the sunset.
The following is a selection of tourist attractions in the Okinawa City and Ginowan area.
4."What / Where to Eat" in Okinawa City and Ginowan
Okinawa soba, taco rice, bitter melon stir-fry, and steak are just a few of the specialties you can enjoy. If you are a drinker, Awamori will be one of the major attractions. Here is a list of Okinawa's gourmet foods and stores in the city.