The biggest problem with visiting Japan and being a sports lover is finding out where the games are and how to get to the games. While there is ample information about when the games are, it can be difficult to know how to get there; where to sit; and what to do at the games. This is part of a series of posts designed to help you navigate to the stadium and enjoy the game as much as possible rather than getting lost in what to do.
*All information is valid as of the start of the 2019 season and subject to change.
- Name: Nissan Stadium
- Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa
- Team: Yokohama F. Marinos
- Main Station: Shin Yokohama Station (14 minute walk)
- Alternative Stations: Kozukue Station (7 minute walk)
- Capacity: 72,327
Nissan Stadium only has one main tenant, Yokohama F. Marinos. The Yokohama F. Marinos have been in the J League top tier since the start of the league. Nissan Stadium is also host to various international football games and rugby games as it is also the stadium with the highest seating capacity in Japan.
Getting to Nissan Stadium is easy. It is a stop for trains on the JR Yokohama Line, the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line, and the Tokaido Shinkansen at Shin Yokohama Station. It is also a stop for all trains on the JR Nambu Line at Kozukue Station. Shin Yokohama Station is serviced by the following lines:
- JR Yokohama
- Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
- Tokaido Shinkansen
Walking from Shin Yokohama Station is pretty straightforward. From the JR Yokohama Line, head out the North Exit. From the Tokaido Shinkansen, both exits take you to Nissan Stadium. Head across the pedestrian bridge and turn left at the end. Follow the path as it turns right. Then head straight and at the end at the park, turn left, then right. Follow the pedestrian walkway to the right after the river to reach the east gate of Nissan Stadium.
From Shin Yokohma Station, there are also 2 bus services to Nissan Stadium. You can take the Yokohama City Bus, No. 300 to Nakamachidai Station (仲町台駅) or the Tokyu Bus, No. 72 to Tsunashima Station (綱島駅)
- Pair Seat (ペアシート) – Special wide seating for 2 people
- Main SSS/SS/SA Seats (マインSSS・SS・SA) – Home Reserved Seating
- Back SB/SC Seats (バックSB・SC) – Home Reserved Seating
- Back Upper Zone (バックアッパーゾーン) – Home Reserved Seating
- Main/Back Free Seating (メイン・バック自由) – Home Free Seating
- Supporters Seat (サポーターズシート) – Home Free Seating
- Family Zone 2/3 (ファミリーゾーン2・3) – Special family seating and pricing for families with children at a Junior High School level or younger.
- Visitor Reserved Seating (ビジター指定) – Away Reserved Seating
- Visitor Supporter Seat (ビジターサポーターズシート) – Away Free Seating
- 7-Eleven Seat (セブン-イレブンシート) – Special seats with tickets available only at 7-Eleven convenience stores
*Yokohama F. Marinos employs dynamic pricing so ticket prices change daily based on demand.
Yokohama F. Marinos tickets are easy to purchase as Nissan Stadium is large. Do note that ticket prices vary daily as they employ dynamic pricing. Purchasing tickets on the day of the event is generally not a problem.
Note: Tickets are usually released 1-2 months in advance.
Yokohama F. Marinos has several options for purchasing tickets, including the officially via Ticket Pia’s English site:
Tricolore Members is Yokohama F. Marinos’ official fan club. It costs 2,400 JPY per year plus 500 JPY for a special members IC card that doubles as a Nanaco IC card that can be used for cashless payments. Season’s ticket holders automatically get enrolled as a Tricolore Member. Benefits include special goods, 5 tickets to any game for personal use or to share, as well as a 5% discount at their official shop.
- Tricolore Members (Japanese Only)
Same Day Tickets
Buying tickets on the day of the game, or at the stadium, is general okay due to the size of Nissan Stadium. Tickets for international matches generally sell out.
Merchandise can be purchased throughout the stadium as well as on their online shop.