Nippon Gaishi Arena is a swimming pool in summer and an ice skating rink in winter, located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It is located across the street from the NGK Hall (Nagoya City General Gymnasium).
Getting to the Arena
About a 10-minute walk from JR Kasadera Station
(you can see the venue from the station)
From JR Nagoya Station, take the Tokaido Main Line toward Toyohashi and arrive at the nearest station, Kasadera Station, in about 15 minutes.
The venue is visible from the station and is about a 10-minute walk away.
About the Arena
Location 5-1-5 Higashimatabee-Cho, Minami-Ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 457-0833
This is Nippon Gaishi Arena for the winter skating rink.
Some of the larger skating-related events, such as the 2017 Grand Prix Final, are held at the Gaishi Hall, not here.
What to bring
Compared to other countries such as the U.S., Japanese events allow people to bring their own belongings, and there are few venues that do not allow backpacks.
For drinks, please note that in most cases, you cannot bring in cans or bottles. In many cases, you can bring in plastic bottles.
Gate Opening Time
The opening hours may vary depending on the event, so please check the website of the event you are attending.
Many events in Japan allow re-entry, but it depends on the event.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Aichi as a reference for planning your trip.
If you are coming to Nagoya from the Tokyo or Kansai area, you can conveniently access the city by bullet train.
If you take the Nozomi bullet train from Tokyo, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) is located in the suburbs of Nagoya and has many international flights.
For domestic flights, there are flights from Kyushu, including Okinawa, Shikoku, and Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, and Akita in the north. Tokyo's Haneda Airport is also available, but if you are using Tokyo as a base to travel to Nagoya, flying is not very efficient.
If you want to save money, you can take a night bus or other options.
In Nagoya, there are choices from economy hotels to high class hotels.
There are many hotels around the station, but when you get to a station of Nagoya's class, it is a bit of a walk from one exit to the next, even if the hotel is close to the station.
The downtown area of Nagoya is Sakae.
There are many hotels between Nagoya station and Sakae.
Here is a list of hotels in the Nagoya area.
Nagoya Castle, the biggest tourist attraction in Nagoya, is about 2.5 kilometers away from Nagoya Station. It is not impossible to get there on foot from Nagoya Station, but subways or cabs are more convenient.
Kinjo-Futo Station, a 30-minute train ride from Nagoya Station, is home to Legoland and Linia Tekkenkan.
There are many specialties in Nagoya, such as nikomi udon, miso katsu, and hitsu-mabushi.
A city as big as Nagoya has a wide range of restaurants, but you can also enjoy specialty foods at Nagoya Station.
Here is a list of restaurants in the Nagoya area.