Basic information on professional sports teams in Yamanashi Prefecture

The sports teams in Yamanashi Prefecture include the following

Soccer

Ventforet Kofu (J-League)

Ventforet Kofu competes in the J-League, J2 division.

City: Kofu City, Yamanashi
Team Name Origin:
One of Japan's most famous warlords who was based in Yamanashi Prefecture was Shingen Takeda. The characters written on his banner were wind, forest, fire, and mountain. The name of the club is a combination of the French words "Van" meaning "wind" and "Foret" meaning "forest".
Year of Joined the J League: 1999
Titles: None
Highest Ranking: 13th (2014,2015)

Basketball

Yamanashi Queen Bees (Japan Women's Basketball League)

Stadiums/Arenas

Kushigata General Gymnasium

Kushigata General Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This venue occasionally hosts home games of the Yamanashi Queen Bees, a member of the …

Kofu Civic Center

Kofu Civic Center is a venue where the T-League table tennis tournament is sometimes held. Inside the Hall, there is the Yamano-Miyako Arena where table tennis matches are held, as …

Kose Sports Park Gymnasium

Kose Sports Park Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in the Kose Sports Park in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This gymnasium sometimes hosts V-League volleyball matches. Kose Sport …

Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium

Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This venue occasionally hosts home games of the Yamanashi Queen Bees, a member of the Women' …

JIT Recycle Ink Stadium

JIT Recycle Ink Stadium is the home stadium of the J-League team "Vanforet Kofu." It is an athletic stadium-type soccer stadium located in Kose Sports Park, a large complex with a …


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