The Club

Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Park Stadium

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29 Nishikyōgoku Shinmeichō, Ukyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 615-0864

Stadium Seating plan

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Stadium manners

No throwing items onto the pitch,No smoking,No fireworks,Smoke canisters or Horns,Do not enterthe pitch,No violence and No racism.
You wil be asked to leave the stadium immediately

Let's all cheer for KYOTO SANGA F.C.!!!

Sanga Friends Square

Make your Mondays Marvellous!

Sanga Town (Shop & Training ground)

Get to the Sanga Town

1-89 Kamiotani, Kuse, Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture 610-0102

About the Club

Kyoto Sanga F.C. is a Japanese professional football club in Kyoto. The club's colour is purple, which reflects the history and imperial status of Kyoto as Japan's ancient capital city. The name 'Sanga' is also based on the traditional culture of Kyoto, coming from a Sanskrit term that means 'fellow'. The word also reflects the beautiful rivers and mountains in Kyoto. The kanji for mountain '山' is read as 'san', and the kanji for river '河' is read as 'gawa'.

Sanga's major sponsors are Japanese tech giants Kyocera and Nintendo.

Star players have included Park Ji-Sung of Manchester United fame, and Japan's national team member Yuya Kubo, currently playing for KAA GENT in the Belgian First Division A.

Kyoto Sanga F.C. Concept

To brighten the hearts of everyone who is connected to Sanga,
whilst promoting the region through football, and deepening solidarity.

Kyoto Sanga F.C. Policy

  • To be a top professional football team in Japan.
  • To play exciting matches, with principles of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To continue to educate and train true professional talent.
  • To create a team that is loved by deepening the relationships between Sanga and the local people.
  • To endeavour to revitalise the region through cooperating with local governments, organisations, and companies.
  • To establish an enjoyable sporting environment, every time, every where, and for everyone.
  • To move together with fans and supporters, managing an open club.


The outline is based on the form of a shield to symbolise a strong defensive force, with a sharp point like an arrowhead that represents an agile attack. To show absolute strength, there are two mythological birds Feng and Huang in the centre, facing up to heaven with their wings spread wide aiming for the top. These phoenixes express fighting attitudes. Their flaming red colour embodies the passionate fighting spirit, with the soul of the phoenix that never gives up. Under the phoenixes, there is a football with the design of those used in the 1930s to remember the traditions and history of Shiko Club.

Club Mascots

Like the emblem, phoenix motifs are used for the mascots; a phoenix that is believed to appear when a virtuous emperor enters the world, and a phoenix that symbolises eternity and immortality. The figures of both mascots use a flaming red colour to portray a burning passion and aggressive power, symbolising the team's image, and winning together with supporters. Parsa-kun's (left) name was made by taking the first sounds of the team name "Purple Sanga”. Parsa-kun has a friend called Kotono (right), and her name is based on the Japanese characters for 'ancient capital'.

Club History

1922 Shiko Club established from an OB team belonging to Kyoto Teacher's College (now Kyoto University of Education).
1954 Japanese characters of the club's name changed to mean ‘purple light’. Faculty members continued as players.
1993 Team name changed to ‘Kyoiku-kenkyusha FC Kyoto Purple Sanga'.
*J League, Japan's first professional soccer league, established. ‘Kyoto J League Citizens' Association' was launched having collected around 250,000 signatures.
1994 Renamed to 'Kyoto Purple Sanga Co., Ltd.' (June), approved as a J League associate member(August).
1995 Promoted to J League.
2000 Park Ji-sung (Korean) signed.
2002 Won the 82nd Emperor's Cup.
2011 Runner up 92nd Emperor's Cup. Yuya Kubo signed.

Official Merchandises

Club House

HoursDepends on the top team's training session hours
*Only available on the top team's training days
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
Address1-89 Kamiotani, Kuse, Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture 610-0102
*From the JR Nara line 'Joyo' station or Kintetsu Kyoto line 'Terada' station to 'Sanga Town Joyo' by the LOOP bus.
*We are awfully sorry but international shipping is not available at the moment.
*We recommend taking a taxi to get our shop and training ground.It's about 15 minutes by taxi from Kintetsu Kyoto Line, from 'Okubo' station.
MK taxi Telephone:0774-53-5489 /
RAkunan taxi Telephone:0774-52-2008 /
Yasaka taxi Telephone:0774-55-0700
*You can park at our training ground's car park. There are up to 20 spaces for visitors.

Soccer Shop KAMO Kyoto

Hours Weekdays 11:00—20:00
Weekend, National Holiday 10:00—20:00
Open throughout the year
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
Address24, Otabi-cho, Higashi-iru, Teramachi, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8002


Hours 10:00-21:00
Open throughout the year
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
Address1 Nishikujo Toriiguchicho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8417
*Kyoto Station (JR, Kintetsu, Kyoto City Underground) is a 5-minutes walk away with fast, and from Hachijo exit.

Sports Mitsuhashi Kyoto Karasuma Oike

HoursWeekdays 11:00—20:30
Weekend, National Holiday 10:00—20:30
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
Address194 Takamiyacho (Oikedori) Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0835
*Karasuma Oike station(Kyoto City Underground) is a 1 minutes walk away from #1 exit.
Telephone 075-252-6680

Sports Mitsuhashi MOMO Terrace

Hours 10:00-21:00
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
Address32 Momoyamacho Yamanoshita Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8002
Telephone 075-601-3284

Sports Mitsuhashi AL PLAZA Joyo

Hours 10:00-21:00
Payment methodscash(JPY), credit card
AddressAramida-112 Tono Joyo, Kyoto 610-0111

Joyo tourist association GORI-GORI-no-sato

Closed on Wednesday
AddressHijiri-44-8 Terada Joyo, Kyoto 610-0121

JR Kameoka station Kamemaru market

AddressTanisuji-1 Oiwakecho Kameoka, Kyoto 621-0804
Telephone 0771-22-0691