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Let’s go to see Japanese professional football league!!! Recommend J.league to tourists.

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Have you ever heard of “J.league” ?

 

If you like football, I recommend going to see J.league when you visit Japan.

 

About J.league

 

J.league is an official name of Japanese professional football league.

 

It is the second most famous professional sports in Japan. The most famous sports in Japan is baseball, and the second famous sports is football.

 

The Japanese generally don’t call its sports football. They generally call its sports soccer.

 

That’s why you should use the word “soccer” if you talk about football in Japan.

 

J.league has three categories. These are J1,J2,J3.

 

J1 is the first league in J.league, J2 is the second, and J3 is the third.

 

J1 consists of 18 teams. The teams are located all over Japan.

 

Exciting matches will take place across the country on weekends

 

 

Where are matches held?

 

This time, Let me introduce the stadium where J.league matches are held in Tokyo and the environs.

 

①Ajinomoto Stadium

Ajinomoto Stadium is in Tokyo.

 

Concerning access to the stadium, it is about 35 minutes from Shinjuku Station to the stadium.

 

It takes about 25minutes from Shinjuku Station to the nearest station of the stadium, which is Tobitakyu station.

 

Japanese football stadiums are generally far from the downtown area, but Ajinomoto Stadium is comparatively closer to the downtown area of Tokyo.

 

Ajinomoto Stadium is the home stadium of FC Tokyo and Tokyo verdy 1969, so you can see matches of both teams.

 

②Saitama stadium 2002

 

 

Saitama stadium 2002 is in Saitama prefecture which is the neighbor of Tokyo.

 

Saitama stadium 2002 is the stadium where 2002 FIFA world cup semi-final was held. The stadium is the largest football stadium  in Japan, and it can hold up to 63,700 spectators.

 

Regarding access to the stadium, it is about 75 minutes from Shinjuku Station to the stadium.

 

It takes 55 minutes from Shinjuku Station to the nearest station of the stadium, which is Urawa-misono station.

 

It takes about 20 minutes on foot from Urawa-misono station to the stadium.

 

Saitama stadium 2002 is the home stadium of Urawa Reds which is the most popular team in J.league.

 

Urawa Reds supporters are known as enthusiastic supporters in J.league.

 

You will probably be able to see their amazing support when you go to the stadium.

 

In conclusion

J.league is Japanese professional football league.

Please go to see J.league matches when you visit Japan.

You can definitively have a fun time.

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