Akigin Stadium (Yabase Sports Park Soccer Field)

Akigin Stadium is a soccer-only (or rugby) stadium located in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
From 2014 to 2018, it was the home of the J-League's Blaublitz Akita, and many matches were played there, but now the Blaublitz Akita play fewer matches at this stadium, as their home is the Soyu Stadium in the same park.

Getting to the Stadium

City buses run from the west exit of Akita Station, and it will take about 10 minutes from the station to the YabaseCivic Plaza and Court House.

If you are going to the venue by car, there is a parking lot where you can park about 180 cars. On event days, unlike general use, there may be a charge for parking, so please check the organizer's website beforehand.

Parking lot 180 cars

About the Stadium

Location: 1-1 Yabashi Sports Park, Akita City, Akita Prefecture
Capacity: 4,992
Opened: July 2004 (renovated)

Explore Akita

Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Akita Prefecture for your reference.

Basic information on Akita Prefecture

1. "Getting there & Around" Akita City

To get to Akita from the Tokyo metropolitan area, you can either fly or use the bullet train.
JAL and ANA operate flights from Haneda, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Osaka (Itami) to and from Akita Airport.
The flight from Haneda to Akita Airport takes about one hour.

From the airport, take the limousine bus to Akita City (950 yen one way), which takes about 40 minutes.

To get to Akita Station by Shinkansen, take the Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet train, which takes about 4 hours from Tokyo Station.

Here is a guide on how to get to the Akita City area and how to get around the city.

2. "Where to Stay" in Akita City

Akita Prefecture is the sixth largest prefecture in the whole of Japan, including Hokkaido.
Therefore, the location of the hotel is important when there are several attractions in the prefecture.
Here, we will focus on hotels in the Akita City area.

3. "What to Do & See" in Akita City

The most famous sightseeing spots in Akita Prefecture are Tazawako Lake, Oga Peninsula known for Namahage, and Nyuto Hot Spring Resort.
We have picked out the best sightseeing spots in the Akita area.

4. "What / Where to Eat" in Akita City

Akita's specialties include kiritanpo, hinai jidori, and inaniwa udon.
Here is an introduction to Akita's food.


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