Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima Soccer Stadium is the home stadium of the J. League Kashima Antlers. As one of the first dedicated soccer stadiums built in Japan, it was a pioneering move at the time. Large stadium screens help fans get up close to the action during matches.
Special back-stage tours are held on weekends and national holidays. Therefore, super-fans can delve deeper into the club’s history at the Kashima Antlers Museum.
The stadium was also a host venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- 26-2 Ushiroyama, Jinkoji, Kashima City, Ibaraki 314-0007
- By public transport: 2-minute walk from Kashima Soccer Stadium Station on the Oarai-Kashima Line (match days only). Alternatively, a 10-minute taxi ride from Kashimajingu Station on the JR Kashima Line/Oarai-Kashima Line.
- Business Hours
- Closed Mondays
- TEL: 0299-84-6622
- About 2,200 parking spots
- Museum Admission
Adults: 300 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen
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