The stadium is within the Chofu City part of Tokyo about 20 minutes from the city centre by train.
We have prepared the following advice to help you plan your travel. The hints and tips below should be read in conjunction with the information on each travel option that follows. Please download our Official Travel Guide for Tokyo (Tokyo Stadium) here. Make sure to print it off and bring with you as access to WiFi is not guaranteed in every stadium.
- Plan and book ahead: Arrange your travel and accommodation as soon as possible. If you are an international visitor and intend travelling by train, we strongly recommend you purchase a Japan Rail Pass before you arrive.
- Travel the right way: Roads are expected to be busy on match days so please use public transport, walk or cycle where possible. Remember there is no parking at the venue except for wheelchair ticket holders that have reserved a parking space. There are also no drop-off or pick-up facilities near the venue except for taxis.
- Travelling by train: Tokyo Stadium is served by several train stations with Tobitakyu Station being the nearest. It is only a short walk from the stadium. Tama Station and Nishi-Chofu Station are also within walking distance from the stadium and there are shuttle buses between the stadium and Chofu Station, Tama Station, Komae Station and Musashisakai Station before and after the match. You can also get a shuttle bus to Musashi Koganei Station after the match. As Tobitakyu Station is expected to be extremely busy after the match please either spend some time in the stadium and Spectator Plaza before heading back or try using one of the other stations to avoid delays. If you are at an evening match please note the time of your transport home and don’t leave it until the last service of the day.
- Pre-paid travel cards are best: Paying for public transport is easier using a prepaid travel card or IC Card. These cards are available for different regions and can be pre-loaded with credit. Simply tap the card at the ticket gate at the start and end of your journey and the correct fare is deducted. These can also be used for shuttle buses running on match days.
- Pick-up travel tickets in advance: Consider picking up your travel card or other travel tickets before match-day to avoid queues at ticket machines on the day.
- Transport arrangements different to usual: If you are a regular visitor to the area, please note some transport arrangements will be different to usual during match days so please check before you travel.
- Arrive early: Arrive into Tokyo with enough time to soak up the atmosphere. Don’t leave it too late to get to the stadium. Gates open three hours before kick-off except for the Opening Ceremony when gates open three hours and 30 minutes before the start of the Opening Ceremony. We recommend you arrive 90 minutes early, allowing at least 60 minutes to clear security and access your seat. There will be plenty to see and do inside the Spectator Plaza so leave enough time to enjoy it before the match starts.
- Safety and Security: When planning your trip, remember there are restrictions on what you can take into the venue. There are no bag drop or luggage storage facilities at venues so travel light. Please refer to the match venue page for more information on prohibited items.
- Stay longer and enjoy the local area: Rather than travel away from the area immediately after the match, spend time in the stadium and at the Spectator Plaza or enjoy the local area before heading to your next destination. Staying on will also help you avoid the anticipated crowds at transport hubs.
- Head to the Fanzone: The Fanzones at Chofu Station Square and Tokyo Sports Square will be a great way to spend time before and after the match. Please check our Fanzone page for additional information.
- Check before you travel: For those travelling out of the area after the match, please be sure to check the time of your chosen transport and don’t leave it until the last service of the day.
- New to Japan? If you are not familiar with the area, please refer to the additional tips for international visitors.
- Stay up to date: Follow us on Twitter at @Japan2019_ENG (English) or @Japan2019_JP (Japanese) for the latest travel and ticket information, weather reports, venue guides, seating information and more.
- Special information for the Opening Ceremony: Please arrive at the stadium as early as possible for the Opening Ceremony. Gates will open three hours and 30 minutes before the start of the Opening Ceremony and the Spectator Plaza will be a great place to soak up the atmosphere. Transport is expected to be busy after the Opening Ceremony so consider spending time in the stadium or at the Spectator Plaza before heading back, but please note the time of your transport back and don’t leave it until the last service. Tobitakyu Station is expected to be particularly crowded so consider using one of the other stations instead. If you do have to queue please listen out for announcements and following directions from staff. For those travelling by train, please refer to the ‘Travelling by train’ information above about stations and getting back.
Please see the map which shows the location of the travel options available on match-day. Click below for additional information on your preferred travel choice.
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The nearest airports to the stadium are Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita Airports. Additional information on getting between the stadium and the airports is available here.
The nearest station to the stadium is Tobitakyu Station. For more information on access from the Keio Line, please click here. Other nearby stations include Nishi-Chofu Station, Tama Station, Chofu Station, Musashisakai Station, Komae Station and Musashi Koganei Station.
Tobitakyu Station (about 20 minutes from central Tokyo) is a 10-minute walk from the stadium and Nishi-Chofu Station is a 15-minute walk from the stadium.
Tama Station is a 30-minute walk from the stadium.
Chofu Station, Tama Station, Musashisakai Station and Komae Station will all have spectator shuttle buses running between them and the stadium before and after the match.
Spectator shuttle buses will run from the stadium to Musashi Koganei Station after the match only.
There are a number of spectator shuttle buses that will run on the day of the match between the stadium and the train stations at Chofu Station, Tama Station, Musashisakai Station and Komae Station before and after the match. Services will also run to Musashi Koganei Station after the match only A one-way journey on a shuttle bus costs between 210 Yen and 220 Yen for adults and between 103 Yen and 110 Yen for children under 12 years old. Additional information on shuttle buses is available here.
The location of the spectator shuttle drop-off and pick-up points at the stadium is shown on the map.
Private charter buses: There are no private bus pick-up/drop-off facilities at or near the stadium.
As shown on the map there are several walking routes for stadium access. Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you on your way and look out for directional signs too.
Cycle parking is available close to the stadium as shown on the map. Please note that spaces are limited.
Taxi drop-off and pick-up facilities are located close to stadium as shown on the map.
There is no parking available at the venue. The only exception is for wheelchair ticket holders that have reserved a parking space beforehand (see accessible transport section). There will also be changes to how some roads operate and there are no drop-off or pick-up facilities near the stadium with the exception of taxis as shown on the map.
Reserved parking is available for those who possess wheelchair tickets. Assistance is available from staff to get you between the parking and the stadium. If you require additional information on travel associated with wheelchair tickets please contact the ticket support centre.
Additional information is available separately for those with restricted mobility. It includes information on accessibility of local stations, location of toilets and other advice to assist you.
Getting to the Fanzone
The Fanzones are at Chofu Station Square (outside Chofu Station) and Tokyo Sports Square (a short walk from JR Yurakucho Station). Additional information about the Fanzones is available here.
Additional travel information
For more information on getting to Tokyo, please visit Tokyo Rugby Information page here.