If you want to watch a sports game in Kagoshima City, the basic venues are usually Nishihara Shokai Arena, Shiranami Stadium in Konoike Park, or Heiwa Reese Stadium. In the case of Nishihara Shokai Arena, it is about 2.5 kilometers from Kagoshima Chuo Station. This is an area where there is no bus service at night, so you will have to access by car or rental bicycle. Basically, hotels near Kagoshima Chuo Station are convenient.
Shiranami Stadium and Heiwa Reese Stadium in Konoike Park are about 4 km away from both areas of Kagoshima Chuo Station and Tenmonkan, and even if you use the streetcar, you will have to walk about 20 minutes from the nearest station. Therefore, although the area is not so far away, we should assume that it will take about 30 to 40 minutes to get to the venues.
Area of Kagoshima Chuo Station
The large Ferris wheel can be seen at Kagoshima Chuo Station, which is also the last stop for the Shinkansen coming from Hakata. There are streetcars, buses, and bicycle rental ports at the station, making it easy to get around.
The downtown area is Tenmonkan, a 20-minute walk or 10-minute streetcar ride away, but if you are short on time, you can eat Kagoshima's specialties at the Amu Plaza in the station building.
JR Kyushu Hotel Kagoshima
Address 1-1-2 Takeshi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0045, Japan
Phone number: 099-213-8000
Hotel Urbic Kagoshima
Address: 1-3-1, Take, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0045
Phone number: 099-214-3588
Toyoko INN Kagoshima Chuo Station West Exit
Address: 2-28-10 Nishida, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0046
Phone number: 099-814-1045
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kagoshima
Address: Kagoshima Chuo Terminal Building, 11 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0053
Phone number: 099-210-5555
Kagoshima Tokyu REI Hotel
Address: 5-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0053
Phone number: 099-256-0109
As the largest mochi-ka (chain of hotels) in Kagoshima City, the Tenmonkan area has a wide variety of dining options.
Famous Kagoshima ramen restaurants such as "Pork Toro" and "Komurasaki" are also located in the Tenmonkan area. You can easily eat ramen by yourself.
Also, the Astronomical Museum Mujyaki Honten, which is famous for its white noodles, is located in this area, as is the Kurobuta Cuisine Ajimori, which is famous for its Kurobuta shabu-shabu. If food is important to you, this area will be full of it.
Richmond Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan
Location 14-28 Sennichicho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 892-0843, Japan
Phone number 099-239-0055
APA Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan
Address: 13-23 Sennichicho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 892-0843
Phone number: 099-224-3111
Hotel Mystays Kagoshima Tenmonkan 2
Address: 1-20 Gofukumachi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 892-0826, Japan
Phone number: 099-223-3434
Toyoko INN Kagoshima Tenmonkan 2
Address: 1-43 Higashi Sengoku-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 892-0842
Phone number: 099-224-1045
Dormy Inn Kagoshima
Address: 17-30 Nishi Sengoku-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 892-0847
Phone number: 099-216-5489
If you have a car, it may be easier to move around if you are somewhat far from the center of the city. For example, one of the best hotels for watching the games is the Kagoshima Sun Royal Hotel near Konoike Park, which has good access to the Shiranami Stadium and Heiwase Stadium. Shiroyama Hotel in Shiroyama is also attractive because of its location near the observatory and easy access to the night view.
Kagoshima Sun Royal Hotel
Location 1-8-10, Yojiro, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-0062, Japan
Phone number: 099-253-2020
Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima
Address: 41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 890-8586, Japan
Phone number: 099-224-2211