The site for the Japanese Cultural Festival 2010 will be the MIRIBILLA SPORTS CENTER in BILBAO, multipurpose infrastructure which will house all the events taking place during the festival.
- Source: Andoni Esteban
The MIRIBILLA SPORTS CENTER is an avant-garde sports complex with great versatility, as it can increase its normal space using a sofisticates system of retractable stands. the Festival will make use of every available space for the activities and stand ubication.
The Japanese Cultural Festival will be structured in accordance with the following spaces:
- Festival Main Stage
- Martial Arts Tatami
- Screening Space
- Conference Space
- Workshop Space
- Stand Space
The doors of the sports center will open at 10:00h everyday and the festival will stay open to the public nonstop until 20:00h.
- Ticket for one day: 5€
- Ticket for two days:8€
- Ticket for children younger than 10 years: free
Points of sale:
- Bilbao Turismo Information Offices
- Bilbao: Peluqueria Paco. Zabalbide 25. 48006- Bilbao
- Bilbao: Confiteria El arco Iris. Remigio Gandasegui 7 (Esquina Zabalbide). 48006- Bilbao.
- Bilbao: BIZKAIMATICA C/ Alameda Urquijo 73. 48013, Bilbao
- Barakaldo: Gimnasio Indoor & Sendoa. Castor Andechaga 24. 48902- Barakaldo
- Getxo: Espacio Zen Contemporaneo. Tamarindo 4, Bajo. Arrigunaga. Getxo- Algorta
ON FOOT OR BY UNDERGROUND
You can go on foot to Miribilla from Zabalburu, El Arenal, Santutxu, San Adrián and Irala and you'll arrive in under 15 minutes. This period of time can be shortened if you go there from Casco Viejo, where you have an underground station (Line 1, Casco Viejo, Exit: Unamuno Square), and Bilbao La Vieja.
You can't forget the Bilbobus bus lines that allow you to arrive to Bilbao Arena without needing to change lines. Miribilla and the surroundings of the Sports Center are connected by 13 Bilbobus lines with every neighbourhood of Bilbao.
The stop at Olano Street (next to Saralegi Square), at 300m from Bilbao Arena, has 8 Bilbobus lines that connect with the Arenal:
- Line 11 (Deustu-Atxuri)
- Line 22 (Sarrikue-Atxuri)
- Line 50 (Buia-Plaza Biribila)
- Line 56 (La Peña-Jesusen Bihotza)
- Line 58 (Mintegitxueta-Atxuri)
- Line 75 (San Adrián-Atxuri)
- Line 77 (Peñascal-Mina del Morro)
- Line 85 (Zazpi Landa-Atxuri)
At the Ribera-Atxuri area, at less than 5 minutes from the Sports Center, you have a bus stop for the next Bilbobus lines:
- Line 40 (Santutxu-Plaza Biribila)
- Line A2 (Solokoetxe-Plaza Biribila)
Last, the Bilbao Arena is also linked by bus to the high end of the neighborhood:
- Line 30 (Txurdinaga-Miribilla)
- Line 57 (Miribilla-Ospitalea)
- Line 71 (Miribilla-San Ignazio)
- Line 75 (San Adrián-Atxuri)
- Line 76 (Artatzu/Xalbador-Moyua)
The lines 75 and 76 have a bus stop at San Adrián and Juan de Garay, and the lines 30, 57 and 71 have their first stop at Jardines de Gernika 23.
The C3 Renfe Cercanías Line increases its frequencies in Miribilla to have only a 10 minute wait during rush hour.
The C3 line tours the Nervión Valley and belongs to the old Bilbao-Tudela Railway. Apart from the suburban lines, all the lines that link Bizkaia with the plateau of Castile also tour these railways, merchant trains and long distance trains included.
This can be a good way to travel to Bilbao for all those who come to the Festival from other points of Spain, as Renfe offers discounts to visitors coming for the International Festival of Japan, "Nihon Jaia!".
- 30% In High velocity Trains-Long Distance
- 30% In High velocity Trains-Mid-range Distance
- 30% In Suburban Trains
- 30% In Conventional Mid-range Trains