The stadium is in Oita City, Oita Prefecture.
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 Oita (Oita 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, park and ride, walk or cycle where possible. Remember there is no parking at the venue except for wheel-chair ticket holders that have reserved a parking space. There are also no drop off or pick up facilities near the venue except for taxis. If you intended 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.
- Transport expected to be very busy: Transport is expected to be busy, particularly immediately after the match. This is likely to impact those waiting for shuttle buses to the stations and park and ride as well as trains. Why not spend some time in the stadium (gates close 90 minutes after final whistle) before heading back. Alternatively, why not head to the Fanzone at Oita Ikoi no Michi Square to soak up the atmosphere if you have time and avoid delays. Be sure to check the time of your chosen transport and don’t leave it until the last service. If you do have to queue please listen to announcements and follow directions from staff.
- Travelling from further away: Transport is expected to be busy, particularly trains before and after the match from areas such as Fukuoka, Kitakyushu and beyond. If you are travelling from further away, consider flying into Oita Airport and staying locally. We recommend looking within Oita City and elsewhere in Oita Prefecture such as Beppu City, Yufu City (Yufuin), Hita City, and Nakatsu City. Book your accommodation soon to avoid disappointment Wherever you are travelling from please ensure you arrive early and enjoy the Oita Ikoi no Michi Square Fanzone and everything else the City has to offer but be sure to leave plenty of time to get to the stadium. After the match ensure you leave enough time for any onward connections and avoid taking the last train in case of overcrowding. If you do have to queue please listen to announcements and follow directions from staff.
- Travelling by car: There is no parking at or near the stadium except for those who have a wheelchair ticket and have booked parking. There are also no drop-off or pick-up facilities at the stadium except for taxis. If you intend on driving, please use park and ride. It is reservation only. Spaces are limited so book your place well in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Arrive early: Arrive into Oita 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.
- 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 Fanzone at Oita Ikoi no Michi Square? 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 airport is Oita Airport in Kunisaki. It is about 50km northeast of Oita.
The nearest stations to the stadium are: JR Oita Station and JR Beppu Station.
JR Oita Station: Is about 25 minutes from the stadium via free shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will run between the station (south exit) and bus stops close to the stadium.
JR Beppu Station: Is about 50 minutes from the stadium via free shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will run between the station (west exit) and bus stops close to the stadium.
For more information, please visit Oita’s Rugby Website here.
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 the stations (JR Oita and JR Beppu) and the stadium (see train section). For more information, please visit Oita’s Rugby Website here.
-Free spectator shuttle buses between the stadium and the park and ride car parks (see park and ride section). For more information, please visit Oita’s Rugby Website here.
See map for the shuttle bus drop-off and pick-up locations.
Private charter buses: There are no private bus pick-up or drop-off facilities at the stadium, but private buses will be allowed to use Tanoura park and ride car park to drop-off and pick-up (see park and ride section).
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 so book park and ride as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. There are seven park and ride car parks which will have direct shuttle bus services to the stadium on the day of the match. These are at Heiwa Shimin Park, Nanasegawa Nature Park, Tsurusaki Kunimune Ground, Tanoura Car Park, Intelligent Town, Nippon Bunri University and Beppu Park.
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 at 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 as shown on the map. If you intend on 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
There is a Fanzone at Oita Ikoi no Michi Square. Please use the journey planners for information on access to Oita Ikoi no Michi Square Fanzone. Additional information about the Fanzone is available here.
Additional travel information
The host city has additional information on getting to the stadium.