Ibaraki's Kashima Stadium hosted three first round
2002 World Cup Match Reports.
Sunday, 2nd June:
Argentina vs Nigeria
Wednesday, 5th June:
Germany vs Rep. of
Saturday, 8th June:
Italy vs Croatia (1:2)
Getting to the Stadium
It's a two minute walk from Kashima Soccer Stadium Station - on the
Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Oharai Kashima line - or 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kashima Jingu
Buses also run from Kashima Bus Terminal and JR Kashima Jingu Station.
Ibaraki prefecture is about 1-2 hours away from Tokyo and the
natural surroundings make a great escape from the capital.
During the Medieval Period, powerful samurai generals had their
residence in the area and much of lbaraki's rich history can be appreciated in Mito City.
In the middle of Ibaraki prefecture rises Mt. Tsukuba, one of the
Kanto region's most impressive natural features. To the southeast of the mountain is the
brimming Lake Kasumigaura, Japan's second-largest lake.
Towns with a castle history and those known as gateways to shrines and
temples have passed on the old festival traditions from generation to generation.
Ibaraki's cultural heritage can also be appreciated with a visit to
Kairaku-en garden and the Kashima shrine - one of the three best shrines in the eastern
Visitors to the area can enioy swimming, marine sports, fishing, and
camping along a coastline extending from the middle of Ibaraki prefecture, southwards. The
northern coastline is famous in its own right as a hot-springs resort.
Put together by Ibaraki-Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association, 1-5-38
Sannomaru Mito, Ibaraki.
Kashima City is 80km east of Tokyo, at the southeast end of
Ibaraki prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean.
Home to the Kashima Antlers, the stadium is sometimes likened to a
place of worship, although visitors shouldn't overlook the old shinto shrine - Kashima
Matches in Japan.
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