Kokuritsu Day FAQ: How to watch J.League matches at the National Stadium in Tokyo

Kokuritsu Day FAQ: How to watch J.League matches at the National Stadium in Tokyo

What, when, and where is the Kokuritsu Day?

The Kokuritsu Day is a series of 13 highly-anticipated football matches held at Tokyo's National Stadium throughout the 2024 J.League season.

These events feature some of Japan’s most promising football talents, renowned clubs, and passionate fanbases, making it an unforgettable experience for football enthusiasts.

For more information and further details, please visit our official Kokuritsu Day site.

Who will be playing?

A total of 12 J1 League matches and one J2 League match will take place at the Japan National Stadium, showcasing a diverse array of clubs.

Hometown FC Tokyo will feature most prominently, with five appearances.

A full list of teams and key players participating is available here.

How do I get to the National Stadium?

The stadium is a one-minute walk from Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station on the Toei-Oedo Subway line or five minutes on foot from Sendagaya Station on the overland Chuo-Sobu line, operated by East Japan Railway Co. Alternatively, it is a 15-minute walk from Gaienmae Station on the Ginza subway line.

Be sure to use your IC card convenient for seamless travel across the city on matchdays.

How can I buy tickets for the event?

Ticket links for each match are listed on the official Kokuritsu Day site!

Just scroll down to the “Upcoming Matches” section and click the “BUY TICKET” link associated with the fixture you wish to attend!

What kind of tickets can I buy?

Specific ticket categories will be listed at the “BUY TICKET” link for each match.

Keep an eye out for supporters sections, premium seating, and any special packages or promotional offers there.

Why should I attend this event?

Attending a Kokuritsu Day match guarantees a one-of-a-kind football experience unlike any other.

With Japan's top young football talent showcased amidst thrilling matchday entertainment and delicious food offerings, it's a cultural experience not to be missed at the National Stadium.

Where should I fly to if I’m traveling for the match?

The main airports serving Tokyo are Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND).

What are some nearby neighborhoods to stay in?

Recommended neighborhoods near the National Stadium include Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Minato.

These areas provide easy access to the stadium and offer a range of attractions and dining options.

Are there any famous landmarks or cultural sites near the stadium?

Nearby attractions include the lush Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Gaien, known for its beautiful gardens, seasonal events, and sporting facilities.

These sites are within walking distance or a short transit ride from the National Stadium.

What time should I arrive at the stadium on event day?

The earlier the better!

We recommend arriving at least an hour before the match to ensure smooth entry and allow time to explore pre-match events, food stalls, and merchandise booths.

What kind of merchandise is available for purchase?

Official merchandise will vary by match, but supporters can expect to find jerseys, scarves, and special-edition Kokuritsu Day souvenirs available for purchase at the stadium.

Will there be food and beverages available inside the stadium?

Fans can expect an incredible variety of food and beverage options, including local delicacies and international cuisines.

Please come hungry!