Getting to the Venue

The main venue for the tournament is Buburu Park, ぶぶるパーク in Japanese, located on a picturesque bend of the Yoshino River in Higashi Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima-ken (東三好市, 徳島県). Our accommodations are 15 minutes away at Saburo no Sato.

Directions directly to the field will be added by mid-April.

The best way to get to the tournament, and just about anywhere else on Shikoku, is by car. We recommend that you grab mates with vehicles, share the driving and car pool your way here. There is plenty of parking available, you’ll be able to get to local shops and the onsen easily, and you can arrive and depart at your own leisure.

From Kobe

From Okayama

From Kochi or Matsuyama

By train

By highway bus

By plane

When you get here



From Okayama

In brief: Seto Bridge to Sakaide IC
Route 438 to Mima-shi
Turn right onto Route 12
Turn left two traffic lights past the sign to Shikoku Saburo no Sato

Get on the Seto Chuo Expressway (瀬戸中央道), for example at the Hayashima IC (早島), and head south over the Seto Bridge (瀬戸大橋) to Shikoku, continuing past Sakaide North IC (坂出北) until you get off at the Sakaide IC (坂出). This journey costs just over 4,000 yen in an average sized car.

Take the exit that goes to Takamatsu (高松) so that you come off the expressway driving east along the Route 11. Stay to the left as you pass back under the expressway, because you need to immediately take the exit on the left. It will lead to a set of traffic lights, where you should turn right under another overpass, onto the Route 438. If you miss this turn and continue over the overpass along the Route 11, you will end up in Takamatsu city.

Stay on the Route 438 all the way to Mima-shi, about an hour’s drive through the countryside of Kagawa and over the hills into Tokushima-ken. You will pass the Mima IC and come to a Lawson at the intersection with Route 12. Turn right onto Route 12, heading west, and drive past 5 lights and turn right at the intersection of route 12 and route 264, the landmark is the large suspension bridge. Turn left to cross the suspension bridge and turn right at the first traffic light. Then turn right at the first intersection. You will then arrive at a T-intersection then you will need to turn left. You can take the 1stor 3rdramp on the right to get to the park.



From Kobe

In brief: Akashi Bridge to Itano IC
Route 14 becoming Route 12 to Mima-shi
Turn left two traffic lights past the sign to Shikoku Saburo no Sato

Get on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway (神戸淡路鳴門道), for example at the Kobe West IC (神戸西), and head south over the Akashi Bridge (明石海峡大橋) to Awaji Island and continue down the expressway until you reach Shikoku at Naruto (鳴門). Don’t get off the expressway yet, though, but continue onto the connecting Takamatsu Expressway (高松道) until the next offtake at Itano IC (板野). This journey costs about 6,000 yen in an average sized car.

The exit points you south, and you should simply carry on straight from the exit until you hit the Route 14. Signs directing you to Ikeda (池田) or Wakimachi (脇町) are going the right way, so turn right to head west. The Route 14 turns into the Route 12 just a little further down the road in Kamiita-cho, but just keep going. You will pass through Wakimachi before hitting Mima-cho, both of which are part of Mima-shi. Keep following route 12 until you arrive turn right at the intersection of route 12 and route 264 and see a large suspension bridge. Turn left and cross the suspension bridge and turn right at the first traffic light. Then turn right at the first intersection. You will then arrive at a T-intersection then you will need to turn left. You can take the 1stor 3rdramp on the right to get to the park.



From Kochi or Matsuyama

In brief: Expressway to Mima IC
Turn right onto Route 12
Turn left two traffic lights past the sign to Shikoku Saburo no Sato

Teams coming from Kochi or Matsuyama will find it simplest and fastest to jump on their local expressway and drive all the way to the Mima IC. Be sure to get onto the correct road at the Kawanoe Junction – you want the one going to Tokushima city.

When you get off at Mima, turn right onto the Route 438 until you come soon to a Lawson at the intersection with Route 12. Turn right onto Route 12, heading west, and drive past 5 lights and turn right at the intersection of route 12 and route 264, the landmark is the large suspension bridge. Turn left to cross the suspension bridge and turn right at the first traffic light. Then turn right at the first intersection. You will then arrive at a T-intersection then you will need to turn left. You can take the 1stor 3rdramp on the right to get to the park.



By train

There is no train station in Mima-cho itself, but just across the river in Handa-cho (part of greater Tsurugi-cho) is JR Awa Handa (JR阿波半田), the nearest station to Shikoku Saburo no Sato. The closest station to Buburu Park is JR Mimako (JR三加茂). So it is possible to get here by train, but you’ll need to be picked up from the station and returned there on the Sunday – we cannot guarantee that someone will be able to do that for you!

The only train line from Honshu to Shikoku is over the Seto Bridge, from Okayama to Sakaide and Takamatsu. It’s called the Dosan Line (土讃線). Jump on a train (express) from Okayama heading to JR Awa Ikeda (JR阿波池田), where you will change to the Tokushima Line and head east until JR Awa Handa.

A taxi from JR Awa Handa to Shikoku Saburo no Sato or from JR Mikamo to Buburu Park will cost about 2000 yen – call Handa Taxi on 0883-64-3141.



By highway bus

There are highway bus services run by Shikoku Kotsu (四国交通) from Hankyu Sambangai in Osaka and from Sannomiya in Kobe to JR Awa Ikeda that stops at the Mima IC, running several times per day. Again, though it is relatively close by, we cannot guarantee that someone will be able to pick you up from the bus stop or return you there to depart on the Sunday.



By plane

If, somehow, you decide to come by plane, the nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, with Tokushima Airport not much further away. Both airports are, however, some distance from Mima-shi.



When you get here

When you first arrive, parking your vehicle at the main field is fine. When the tournament is over for the day, you can drive over to Saburo no Sato and head to your cabins; we will not be able to check in before 3PM. Teams arriving Friday night can check into their rooms immediately upon arrival.

Here’s a list of things we suggest you bring along with you: Things to Bring