Region Plaza Joetsu
Region Plaza Joetsu, opened in 1984, is a facility built for the health and promotion of physical fitness of citizens. A variety of recreational and cultural activities can be done here. The availability of various facilities all under one roof to anyone, regardless of age or sex, is intended to deepen ties and communication between people. Sports competitions can be held here as there is an indoor stadium and an ice rink. There is also a pool, concert hall, and a conference room. The Joetsu Science Museum is next door. The museum features permanent exhibitions such as "human science" and the "science of snow". Science shows, experiments, engineering workshops and special exhibitions are also held regularly.
|Name of places:||Region Plaza Joetsu|
|Address:||446-2 Shitamonzenmae, Joetsu-shi, Niigata|
|Traffic access(train):||Take the Echigo Tokimeki Myoko Haneuma Railway Line to Kasugayama Station and from there it's 30 minutes on foot.|
|Traffic access(bus):||From Echigo Tokimeki Railway Naoetsu Station North (Naoetsu Station Bus stop) take route number 6 bus for Region Plaza via Takada Station (Tomioka line).
Time required: about 20 minutes.
From Echigo Tokimeki Railway Kasugayama Station (Kasugayama Station Bus stop) take route number 11 bus Kenshin Public Boulevard Circulation line (Note: operates only on weekdays)
Time required: about 22 minutes.
From Echigo Tokimeki Railway Kasugayama Station (Kasugayama Station Bus stop) take route number 13 Kasugayama Station Arcadia shuttle buses (Note: buses only run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Time required: about 10 minutes
From Echigo Tokimeki railway Takada Station (Takada Station bus Information Center, about a 1-minute walk from the train station) take the route number 6 bus for Naoetsu via Region Plaza (Tomioka line).
Duration: about 28 minutes
|Traffic access(car):||Three minutes from the Joetsu IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway.|
|Business hours:||Indoor Stadium ※ advance reservation is required
Open 9:00 am to 9:00 p.m. (during the spring, summer and winter breaks hours of operation are subject to change so please contact us)
Weekdays: 1:00 pm to 9 pm. Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays , Sundays, holidays, spring & winter break.
Open 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during summer holidays.
Ice arena: (from late September until the end of may) ※ please contact us for exact start date
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (April to May; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from late September to November 30)
Citizens' Pool (from mid-July to end of August) ※ please contact us for exact start date
Hours: From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Concert hall ※ advance reservations required
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joetsu Science Museum
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (admission to the museum stops at 4:30 p.m.)
|Average time to see:||120min
Open every day except Mondays and days following a public holiday.
Special opening period: Open every day during spring, summer and winter vacation. (However, closed between December 29 and January 1).
|Fee:||General usage fee for Indoor Stadium: elementary and jr.high school students- 70 yen. General admission 150 yen.
【from April 1, 2020: elementary and jr.high school students- 90yen. General admission 180 yen. 】
Indoor Stadium (jogging track): elementary and junior high school students - 70 yen. General admission 150 yen.
【from April 1, 2020: elementary and jr.high school students- 80yen. General admission 160 yen. 】
Leisure pool: elementary and junior high school students - 300 yen. General admission - 600 yen.
【from April 1, 2020: elementary and jr.high school students- 310yen. General admission 1620 yen. 】
Citizens' pool: elementary and junior high school students - 150 yen. General admission: 450 yen.
【from April 1, 2020: elementary and jr.high school students- 160yen. General admission 460yen. 】
Ice Arena: elementary and junior high school students - 420 yen. General admission: 840 yen. Skate rental - 200 yen.
【from April 1, 2020: elementary and jr.high school students- 430yen. General admission 860 yen. Skate rental - 200 yen. 】
※ charter fee, group rates, etc., for more information about fees, please refer to the Region Plaza Joetsu page.
※ For the admission fee to Joetsu Science Museum, please refer to the Joetsu Science Museum website.
|Car parking:||Parking available for 550 vehicles at Joetsu Science Museum. (Parking lot is located across the road from the museum)
Handicapped parking available next to Region Plaza main building. Access from the roundabout in front of the building.
Please refrain from parking in the roundabout as it could interfere with bus service.
Region Plaza Joetsu
|Facility:||Public wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) access point available.|
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