Sport Overview

Gateball is played between teams of five players, and a match lasts for 30 minutes. Members from both teams take turns to hit their own balls, and the objective is to score more points than the opponent by hitting balls through three gates in the court in a specific order and then hitting the goal pole (one point for hitting a ball through a gate, two points for hitting the goal pole).

Gateball is a highly strategic team sport that was developed in Japan. Players not only aim to hit balls through the gates but also use other techniques such as the “touch”, which involves hitting a ball at another one, and the “spark”, which involves moving a touched ball, to score more points by combining various balls.


(General Category)
For athletes who compete in local or reginal leagues.


【Age Requirement】
Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1991)
Age is determined at 31 December 2021

Sports Information Guide


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Kyoto Tamba Park

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kyoto Tamba Park

Location 110-7 Kyotanbacho, sonekuzureshimodai, Funaigun, Kyoto
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・23 minutes by JR bus from Sonobe Sta.
・About 5 minutes by car from Kyoto JukanExpressway “Tamba”Interchange
・About 10 minutes by car from Kyoto JukanExpressway “Kyotamba-Mizuho”Interchange
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Sport Check-in

【Date and time】
 Friday, 14 May 2021, from 9:00

 Tanbashizen' athletics park
 (110-7 Kyotanbacho, sonekuzureshimodai, Funaigun, Kyoto 622-0232)

 The managers meeting will be held at the venue, therefore please make sure that the representatives of the team to attend the meeting.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Kyoto

Location 902 Shimogyo-ku, Higashishiokojicho,Kyoto City
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turnright at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.
・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “Hachijo East Exit” ofKyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the undergroundpassage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
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