Kariya Stadium is a baseball stadium in Kamejo Park in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture.
The stadium has hosted open games for the Chunichi Dragons in 2009, 2011, and 2016.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are coming to Kariya by train, it is a 15-minute walk from Meitetsu Kariya-shi Station.
By JR, it is a 15-minute walk from JR Aizuma Station on the Tokaido Line.
You can use the parking lot at Kamejo Park, which holds about 240 cars. The parking lot and parking fees may vary depending on the event, so please check the organizer's website in advance.
About the Stadium
Location 1-49 Shiro-machi, Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture, 448-0833, Japan
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 going to Toyota from Tokyo, you can either take the Shinkansen to Toyohashi, change to a private train and arrive at Toyota, or rent a car in Toyohashi as it is more convenient to have a car.
In the case of Kariya, take the Nozomi train to Nagoya and take the local train to Kariya in less than 30 minutes.
In Aichi Prefecture, there is the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair), which has many international flights.
For domestic flights, there are flights from Kyushu (including Okinawa), Shikoku, and Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, and Akita in the north.
However, it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours by train from Centrair to Toyota, which is a bit far.
While there are a few hotels in Toyota, it is not an area with that many accommodations.
If you are in Kariya, you will have a wider choice of hotels if you use Nagoya as a base.
Toyota is the city of Toyota, so the Toyota Museum and other Toyota-related facilities are tourist attractions.
In Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya is the biggest tourist spot.
Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa-en Garden, Legoland, and Linia Tetsudokan are all based in Nagoya.
From Toyota, Nagoya is about an hour away by train. Kariya to Nagoya is about 30 minutes.
In Aichi Prefecture, there are many specialties such as nikomi udon, miso katsu (pork cutlet), and hitsu-mabushi.
The following is a list of restaurants in the Toyota, Okazaki, Chiryu, and Kariya areas.