A handsome little football stadium (capacity 25,000) discreetly tucked away within a residential environment, unlike the other two Kyushu rugby venues this one’s super convenient. You can walk to Level 5 Stadium in 25 minutes from Fukuoka Airport, which in turn is just 5 minutes by subway from the bullet train at Hakata Station or 10 minutes from downtown Fukuoka.
From the Fukuoka Airport subway station take exit 4. If you look to the right from the subway exit you’ll see this bus stop, from where there are public buses to the stadium:
To walk it, turn left when you come out of the exit and head this way:
Walk straight for 15 minutes, keeping the airport to your right on the far side of the road. Watch out for these handy manhole covers pointing the way:
After 15 minutes or so you’ll reach this 7-Eleven:
Turn left at the 7-Eleven up this street:
…and after 5 minutes or so turn right here:
Then just walk straight for another 5 minutes to the stadium, which comes into view as you walk up the hill:
Level 5 Stadium was designed to nestle right into the surroundings and you don’t actually see it until you’re approaching up this final bend in the road.
This post was archived from my Rugby World Cup website; see here for more (including the Fukuoka quick guide which was the other half of this original post)
See also my Japan travel guide and my other Japan posts