International Stadium Yokohama (also known as Nissan Stadium) is a large multi-purpose stadium located near Shin-yokohama Station in the north of Yokohama City. It was the venue for the 2002 Football World Cup Final and will be the venue for group games, the semi-finals and the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as the Football in the 2020 Olympic Games. While it has traditionally been called the Nissan Stadium, due to Olympic sponsorship rules it is now being referred to as the International Stadium.

The ground can be reached via the Shinkansen (bullet train), the JR Yokohama Line or the Yokohama Municipal Subway from Shin-yokohama Station or from Kozukue Station on the JR Yokohama Line.

When arriving at Shin Yokohama station, be aware that crowds move very slowly through the station, so be prepared for a slow trundle to the stadium on match day.

Also worthy of note is that there is virtually nowhere to get food or refreshments in the vicinity of the stadium, so bring any sustenance you might need for the walk to the stadium with you. Given the lack of facilities around the stadium, for post match celebrations or commiserations, you should head to more popular locations such as the Yokohama harbourside, Machida Station or back to Tokyo.

International Stadium Yokohama
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