Getting to the Stadium:
It's a two minute walk from Kashima Soccer Stadium Station -- on the Kashima Rinkai
Tetsudo Oharai Kashima line -- or 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kashima Jingu Station.
Buses also run from Kashima Bus Terminal and
JR Kashima Jingu Station.
prefecture is about 1-2 hours away from Tokyo and the natural surroundings make a great
escape from the capital.
During the Medieval Period, powerful samurai generals had their residence in the area and
much of lbaraki's rich history can be appreciated in Mito City.
In the middle of Ibaraki prefecture rises Mt. Tsukuba, one of the Kanto region's most
impressive natural features. To the southeast of the mountain is the brimming Lake
Kasumigaura, Japan's second-largest lake.
Towns with a castle history and those known as gateways to shrines and temples have passed
on the old festival traditions from generation to generation.
Ibaraki's cultural heritage can also be
appreciated with a visit to Kairaku-en
garden and the Kashima shrine
-- one of the three best shrines in the eastern area.
Visitors to the area can enioy swimming, marine sports, fishing, and camping along a
coastline extending from the middle of Ibaraki prefecture, southwards. The northern
coastline is famous in its own right as a hot-springs resort.
Kashima City is 80km east of
Tokyo, at the southeast end of Ibaraki prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean.
Home to the Kashima Antlers, the stadium is
sometimes likened to a place of worship.... although visitors shouldn't overlook the old
shinto shrine -- Kashima
Map of Kashima:
This graphical representation of the area is good enough to help you get your bearings but
not if you're looking for street names.
Ibaraki Railway Guide:
This guide contains the names, in Japanese characters and English, for all train stations
in Ibaraki prefecture. It also shows how to get to and from Tokyo, Narita International
Airport, and bordering prefectures.