AGF Suzuka Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture.
It is the gymnasium where the Mie Violet Iris of the Japan Handball League (women's) play their home games.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are planning to stay overnight to watch the game, Nagoya will be the base station for most people. For this reason, here is a guide on how to get there from Nagoya.
If you arrive at JR Nagoya Station by Shinkansen, take the Kintetsu Nagoya Line express train from Kintetsu Nagoya Station and get off at Shirako Station.
The gymnasium is about a 20-minute walk from Shirako Station.
About the Stadium
Location: 1-1-1, Ejimadai, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture 510-0231, Japan
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Mie as a reference for planning your trip.
Kuwana, Yokkaichi, and Suzuka areas are all easily accessible from Nagoya.
Kuwana is about 30 minutes from Nagoya by conventional train, Yokkaichi is about 40 minutes from Nagoya by conventional train, and Shirako Station, the nearest station to the Suzuka Circuit, is about 50 minutes from Nagoya.
Kuwana, Yokkaichi, and Suzuka areas are close enough that you can consider Nagoya as a base for watching the games. As for the Suzuka Circuit, it will be quite difficult to stay at the nearest train station or near the circuit during the event, so the key is to stay at a hotel with good access in the surrounding area.
In Suzuka, you can watch and play at the Suzuka Circuit. In Yokkaichi, you can enjoy the night view of the industrial complex.
In Kuwana, there is Nagashima Spa Land, which attracts 15 million visitors a year.
It is the third largest amusement park in Japan, after Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Speaking of Mie Prefecture, "Matsusaka Beef" becomes famous.
Along with Omi beef and Kobe beef, it is said to be one of the three most famous Japanese cattle.
It is a must-eat local delicacy.
One of Mie's most popular souvenirs is Akafuku. There is also a main store near Ise Jingu Shrine where you can eat Akafuku.