The stadium is in Kohoku-ku, northeast of Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is about 25km south-west of Tokyo.
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 Kanagawa/Yokohama (International Stadium Yokohama) 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 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.
- Public transport expected to be busy: Train services at Shin-Yokohama Station and Kozukue Station are expected to be extremely busy before and after the match. If you are travelling from within the local area, we recommend using the subway to/from Shin-Yokohama Subway Station. If you do have to queue please listen to announcements and follow directions from staff.
- Arrive early: Arrive into Yokohama with enough time to soak up the atmosphere. Don’t leave it too late to get to the stadium. The Spectator Plaza, at the stadium, will also be a great place to spend time. Gates open three hours before kick-off (except for the Rugby World Cup Final 2019 when gates open three and a half hours before kick-off). 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 so leave enough time to enjoy it before the match starts.
- Stay longer and enjoy the local area: Rather than travel away from the area immediately after the match, spend time in the stadium, 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. Please be sure to check train times 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
- 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
- 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.
- Head to the Fanzone earlier in the day: There is a Fanzone at Rinko park which is a 60-minute train journey from the stadium. It will be a great way to spend time before the match but be sure to leave in plenty of time to get to the stadium. Please refer to our Fanzone page for more information on restricted item
- 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.
- Transport arrangements different to usual: If you are a regular visitor to the area, please note some transport arrangements will be different to usual on match days so please check before you travel.
- 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 Rugby World Cup 2019 Final: Please arrive at the stadium as early as possible. Gates will open three and a half hours before kick-off and the Spectator Plaza will be a great place to soak up the atmosphere. After the match, transport is expected to be busy so please spend time in the stadium or at the Spectator Plaza before heading back. Gates close two hours after final whistle. Please note the time of your transport back and don’t leave it until the last service. If you do have to queue, please listen out for announcements and follow directions from staff.
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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Find out more about each travel option here.
The nearest airports to the stadium are Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. There are multiple public transport options for getting between the airports and the stadium. You can plan your journey here.
The nearest train stations to the stadium are Shin-Yokohama Station and Kozukue Station. Shin-Yokohama Subway Station is also nearby. Please see map
Shin-Yokohama Station: Is a 14-minute walk from the stadium. It is a served by Shinkansen and other services. It is about 25 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen and about 50 minutes on other services.
Kozukue Station: Is a seven-minute walk from the stadium. It is not served by Shinkansen services but could be a good option if you are travelling locally.
Shin-Yokohama Subway Station: Is a 12-minute walk from the stadium. It is a good option for those travelling locally within Yokohama.
The are no dedicated spectator shuttle buses for this stadium. The following local bus routes also run close to the stadium: Yokohama Municipal Bus (towards Shin-Yokohama station/ Nakamachidai station) and Tokyu Bus (towards Shinba station and Mizonokuchi Station station).
Private charter buses: There are no private bus pick-up or drop-off facilities at or near the stadium. Please do not drive to the venue unless you have made prior arrangements.
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.
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 a wheelchair ticket. Assistance is available from staff to get you between the car park 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
There is a Fanzone at Rinko Park. The closest station is Sakuragicho Station which is a 60-minute train journey from the stadium. It will be a great way to spend time before the match but be sure to leave in plenty of time to get to the stadium. Additional information about the Fanzone is available here.
Additional travel information
The host city has additional information on getting to the stadium.