The stadium is named after former baseball star player Victor Starffin.
Victor Starffin was born in the Russian Empire in 1916. He was the first foreign player and a pitcher who has achieved 300 wins in Japanese professional baseball history. He is still one of the Asahikawa City heroes and is respected by many baseball fans in Japan as a legendary player. Currently, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters play official games once or twice a year at the stadium.
Address: 2 Hanasakicho, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Getting to the Stadium
It is about 3.5 kilometers away from Asahikawa Station to the stadium. The shuttle bus runs when a large event like a baseball game is happening, so please check the bus company or the organizer's website.
Travel Tips & Information
ANA and JAL operate direct flights from Honshu (Mainland of Japan) to Asahikawa Airport, and it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours from various cities. You can go to Asahikawa city by bus, taxi or rent a car from the airport.
Since sightseeing attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa are located in the suburbs, it would be convenient if you could drive a car. Still, considering conveniences such as restaurants and shopping, we recommend staying around JR Asahikawa Station.
Asahikawa is a wonderful city surrounded by nature with a view of Mt. Daisetsuzan. Asahikawa's famous tourist attraction is Asahiyama Zoo.
Famous ramens in Hokkaido are Sapporo ramen with miso-based soup, Hakodate ramen with salt-based soup, and Asahikawa ramen with soy sauce-based soup. we will introduce a famous restaurant of "Asahikawa ramen," one of the three best ramens in Hokkaido.