Sanjo Pearl Metal Stadium is a baseball stadium in Sanjo City that has hosted one official professional baseball game in 1995.
The stadium has hosted one official professional baseball game in 1995, and currently hosts home games for the Niigata Albirex Baseball Club, a member of the BC League.
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest Shinkansen station is Tsubame-Sanjo Station, and the distance from the station to the stadium is about 10 kilometers. Sanjo itself is a city located in the middle of Nagaoka and Niigata, so it is basically accessible by car. Therefore, you should base yourself at one of the stations in Nagaoka, Tsubame-Sanjo, or Niigata, which are the nearest Shinkansen stations and have the added attraction of watching the game.
If you are driving, there is a parking lot at the stadium, but please be sure to check the organizer's website or other information before using the lot, as parking is restricted depending on the event.
About the Stadium
Location: 36-1, Tsukioka 4-chome, Sanjo City, Niigata 955-0803
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Niigata as a reference for planning your trip.
The mode of transportation you should choose to get to Niigata will depend on your location.
If you are in Tokyo, you can use the Joetsu Shinkansen. It will take around 2 hours and 10 minutes by Shinkansen. If you are coming from Tokyo to Nagaoka, it will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
If you are coming from Hokkaido or western Japan, you can also use an airplane.
There are flights to Niigata Airport from Sapporo, Narita, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Okinawa.
A limousine bus runs from Niigata Airport to JR Niigata Station, which takes about 30 minutes and costs 420 yen.
This page provides information on how to get to Niigata, Shinbatta, and Murakami areas and how to get there.
Niigata is a very long and narrow prefecture, with Joetsu, Chuetsu, and Shimoetsu.
If you want to go around in detail, you will need a car because the train connections are not that good. It is important to choose a hotel that is suitable for car travel.
Here is a selection of hotels in Niigata, Niibata, and Murakami.
Niigata has become a snow country and there are many ski resorts.
There is also a museum in Joetsu City, the birthplace of skiing.
In the winter, people enjoy skiing and snowboarding, but in the summer, the Nagaoka fireworks are famous all over Japan.
Fuji Rock Festival is also held at Naeba Ski Resort.
The following is a selection of sightseeing spots in Niigata, Shinbatta, and Murakami.
Niigata is famous for its Koshihikari rice. In addition to rice, Niigata is also famous for its Hegi soba noodles, and Hakkaisan sake, which is a famous sake throughout Japan.
If you go to Higoe, you can find Murakami beef, and Tochio fried tofu is one of Niigata's most famous specialties.
Sasadango (bamboo dumplings) are also well known as a representative souvenir.