Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture
Shizuoka Stadium lies at the foot of Ogasayama Mountain Park and is surrounded by forests. With a capacity of 50,899 the stadium was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/ JapanTM.
Things to do and see
Shizuoka has an abundance of attractions, from natural beauty to historic and cultural relics. Witness the stunning beauty of Mt Fuji and hot springs of the Izu Peninsula found along the Pacific coast, which make this region a popular tourist destination.
You will also find sake breweries that use Mt. Fuji’s clear groundwater, originating from snow that has fallen on Mt. Fuji for countless years, in order to brew high quality sake blends. The most famous, the Fuji Takasago Sakes Brewery has a 200-year history and offers brewery tours, sake tastings and shopping. The brewery is located just a ten minute walk from Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mount Fuji’s head Shinto shrine in Fujinomiya City.
How to get there
Shizuoka City, which is the capital of Shizuoka Prefecture, is located approximately half way between Tokyo and Nagoya. Travel from Tokyo via bullet train (Shinkansen) in an hour, or two hours from Osaka.
From Tokyo Station to Shizuoka Station – 1 hour
From Tokyo Station to Aino Station – 3 hours
From Shin-Osaka Station to Shizuoka Station – 2 hours
From Shin-Osaka Staton to Aino Station – 1 hour 50 mins
Access via other Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
From Sapporo City via New Chitose Airport – 1 hour 30 mins
From Oita Prefecture via Tokyo Haneda Airport – 1 hour 55 mins
From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City – 5 hours
From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City – 1 hour 30 mins
From Shizuoka Prefecture – 1 hour 20 mins
From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City – 3 hours
From Kobe City – 3 hours
From Fukuoka Prefecture – 4 hours 50 mins
From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City – 5 hours 25 mins