The Summer Olympics is about to return to Japanese soil in 2020 and we are super excited. The announcement video alone made us jump with joy. Tokyo 2020 will take place from July 24th to August 9th, 2020 and, as preparation, Japan is busy building and renovating its impressive infrastructure to accommodate athletes and spectators alike.
One of the key locations for Tokyo 2020 is the Azuma Baseball Stadium, in Fukushima, where the baseball and softball opening matches will be held. If you’re a fan of these sports, it would be awesome to watch these games here. To help you out, we found 10 hotels in the area, so you can experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Keep reading for our list of hotels near the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.
The Chisun Inn is a fine choice if you are limiting your hotel options to those near the Azuma Baseball Station. The hotel is about 10 to 15 minutes away from the stadium by train or taxi. You can even walk to and from the stadium, however, it’s about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away. Unassuming on the outside, the Chisun Inn has spacious guest rooms in neutral colors, furnished with air-conditioning, mini fridges, and LCD TVs. Iizaka, a famous area for its hot springs, can be a welcome side trip after a full day of watching games at the stadium.
Taking the train is the most convenient way to get around Fukushima. And, if you stay at the Celecton, you’re just in luck, as the hotel is about a minute away from the JR Fukushima Station. Talk about a great location! The Celecton Fukushima has guest rooms with LCD TVs and air-conditioning, which will come in handy during the hot and humid Japanese summer. The hotel goes the extra mile to provide accouterments that will make your stay even more comfortable.
Another hotel located near a train station is the Hotel Mets Fukushima. This time, it’s only walking distance from the Fukushima Station East Exit. The Hotel Mets Fukushima has a restaurant on site, serving delectable Japanese food and some intercontinental fare. Each guest room has its own LCD TV, a kettle in case you want tea or coffee, slippers, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. You can also experience the speed of the internet in Japan, thanks to the free Wi-Fi available at in the hotel.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Celecton Fukushima is the Hotel Richmond, which is also about a one-minute walk from the JR Fukushima station. The Hotel Richmond offers guests well-appointed rooms furnished with the essentials, such as flatscreen TVs and more. For an additional fee, you can even enjoy a nice Japanese massage inside your room - a perfect way to end the day! The next day, you can choose to treat yourself to a breakfast buffet at Sennen no Utage, the restaurant on site.
The Hotel Crown Hills Fukushima offers fuss-free accommodation for your entire stay in the area during the Tokyo Olympics. It’s a 3-star hotel, with guest rooms furnished with everything you can possibly need to thoughtful touches, such as a clothes rack - making it much easier to plan your outfit for the next day!
Hotel Crown Hills Fukushima
Address: 11-25 Sakaemachi, Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan, 960-8031
Located at the heart of Fukushima city is the Grand Park Hotel Excel Fukushima Ebisu. Since it’s located at the center of the city, you’re just a few minutes away from a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Of course, a train station is also nearby to whisk you away to the Azuma Baseball Stadium for the day’s sporting events. There are a total of 101 guest rooms at the hotel, each offering both standard and complimentary features. If you want to take a break from the Olympics, there’s a golf course and spa situated nearby.
Grand Park Hotel Excel Fukushima Ebisu
Address: 10-6 Soneda-cho, Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan, 960-8051
If you are traveling alone or with a friend, you might find the Hotel Sankyo Fukushima just right. It’s a compact hotel, with guest rooms comfortably furnished. Your home in Fukushima, indeed! The Hotel Sankyo Fukushima is also a crowd favorite, with past customers saying every room is well worth the money. Besides all this, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast, featuring Japanese and Western food when you stay here. What’s not to like?
If relaxation is high up on your priority in Japan, consider staying at the Hotel Fukushima Hills. We love their hot tub, which can still be inviting even if you’re traveling to Japan in the height of summer. You can also enjoy a spa treatment in your room. After all, you need to ease all of that tension from a fun-filled day at the Azuma Baseball Stadium. The Hotel Fukushima Hills has comfortable guest rooms that carry all the essentials. It’s pretty common to find free toiletries, slippers, and the works at hotels in Japan. It’s just part of Japanese hospitality to make sure you’re well-looked after.
Hotel Fukushima Hills
Address: 1-24 Funabacho, Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan, 960-8103
The Hotel Sunroute Fukushima caps off our list of nice hotels to stay in while you’re in Fukushima for the Tokyo Olympics. It’s a stylish and modern hotel, located about seven minutes away from JR Fukushima station, which is a relatively short walk. We especially love the fact that you can sample some local sake at the on-site restaurant. And, in case you forgot to pack your pajamas, don’t worry. Each guest is offered a clean set of sleepwear, which is yours to keep!
Ditch the standard hotel and stay at a traditional Japanese ryokan instead! Hotel Kirari in Nihommatsu is not only conveniently located, but it also offers the quintessential Japanese experience when it comes to accommodation. After a full day of supporting your favorite athletes at the Azuma Baseball Stadium, you can unwind at the communal hot spring bath located in the inn. You can even make a side trip to Adatara Kogen Resort, which is just a short drive from the hotel.
Tokyo 2020 is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to Japan, so hotels will fill up fast. To make sure your accommodation is covered, it’s best to find and book a hotel as early as now. After all, the early bird gets the worm. Who knows, you might even find a good deal!
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