The stadium is located in Fukuroi City, in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture. It is about 240km 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 Shizuoka (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa) 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 suggest 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, park and ride, 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 which is a 15-minute walk from the stadium. If you intend driving, please use park and ride and note it is reservation only. Spaces are limited so book your place well in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book here but please note this website is in Japanese and will only be accessible in other languages if your host device supports translation.
- Transport is expected to be busy on days of the match, particularly Shinkansen train services from Kakegawa Station to Tokyo after South Africa v Italy and Australia v Georgia. Local stopping services are expected to be less busy. If you have not yet made your plans, consider staying in Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Yaizu or other locations along the local train line. With Mount Fuji as a backdrop it is a fantastic area to stay and enjoy but book your accommodation soon to avoid disappointment. If you do have to queue please listen to announcements and follow directions from staff.
- Arrive early: Arrive early into Shizuoka 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. 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 host city after the match, spend some time at the stadium (gates close 90 minutes after the final whistle) or enjoying the local area before heading to your next destination. Staying on will also help you avoid the anticipated crowds at transport hubs.
- 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.
- Head to a Fanzone: If you’re in the area early on the day of the match why not visit the Fanzones at Sumpu Castle Park or Soramo and Entetsu Hall? 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Please see the map which shows the location of the travel options available on match days.
Which travel option is best?
Find out more about each travel option here.
The nearest international airport to the stadium is Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. It takes about one hour and 45 minutes to get from the airport to the Shizuoka by Shinkansen train.
The nearest stations to the stadium are Aino Station and Kakegawa Station
Kakegawa Station: Is on the JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line and the JR Tokaido Line. It is about one hour and 40 minutes by Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kakegawa Station and about two hours from Osaka to Kakegawa Station. You can either take the train from Kakegawa Station to Aino Station from where it is a 15-minute walk to the stadium or take the free shuttle bus service which will run on match days between Kakegawa Station and the stadium, starting from five hours before the match. The journey takes about 40 minutes, including walking time.
Aino Station Is a 15-minute walk from the stadium and the train journey to Kakegawa Station, which is served by longer distance and Shinkansen services, takes five minutes. There will be plenty to see and do on the walk so why not take time to soak up the atmosphere on your way.
Please note: On Friday, 4 October and Friday, 11 October the last JR Tokaido Shinkansen train from Kakegawa Station to Tokyo is scheduled to depart at 21:59. If you are attending the matches on these evenings please consider staying locally and travelling back the next day to avoid crowds.
Spectator shuttle buses will be running on the day of the match between the stadium and several locations in the area. This includes:
-Free spectator shuttle buses between Kakegawa Station and the stadium (see train section).
-Free spectator shuttle buses between the stadium and the park and ride car parks (see park and ride section). If you intend driving, please use park and ride and note it is reservation only. Spaces are limited so book your place well in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book here but please note this website is in Japanese and will only be accessible in other languages if your host device supports translation.
See map for the shuttle bus drop-off and pick-up locations.
Private charter buses: There are no private bus pick-up/drop-off facilities at or near the stadium. Please do not drive to the venue.
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.
Park and ride
If you intend travelling by car, please use park and ride. Spaces are limited and must be reserved in advance. You can book here but please note this website is in Japanese and will only be accessible in other languages if your host device supports translation.
There are several park and ride car parks which have direct shuttle bus services to the stadium. These are at Ikoinohiroba, Tsumagoi, Fukuroi Purification Centre, Fukuroi Precision Industrial Park (28 September only) and Imanoura Koen. The journey between the parking and the stadium takes between 20 and 40 minutes.
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.
When planning your journey please keep in mind that roads in the area are expected to be busier than usual, particularly during regular commuting hours. Please allow plenty of time to get to the park and ride car park.
There is a taxi drop-off and pick-up area 15-minute walk from the 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, which is a 15-minute walk from the stadium, as shown on the map. If you intend driving, please use park and ride (see park and ride section).
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
If you’re in the area early on the day of the match why not visit the Fanzones at Sumpu Castle Park or Soramo and Entetsu Hall? More information can be found here
Additional travel information
The host city has additional information on getting to the stadium. Please note this website is in Japanese and will only be accessible in other languages if your host device supports translation.