He was educated at and played for Hamana High School and Aichi Gakuin University. After graduating from the university, he joined JSL side Nissan Motor F.C..
When Japan's first-ever professional league J. League started in 1993, Nissan F.C. was transformed to Yokohama Marinos for whom he continued to play. After he lost his position to young Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi who would also replace him as the first-choice goalkeeper in the national team, he moved to Japan Football League side Tosu Futures, the predecessor of Sagan Tosu, in 1996. He then moved to fellow JFL side Brummell Sendai in 1997. He came back to J. League to play for Kyoto Purple Sanga in 1998 and spent 3 seasons there before he retired in 2000.
He was capped 40 times for Japan between 1988 and 1995. He was the first-choice GK when Japan won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup. However, he was sent off for retaliation in the semi-final against China and Kazuya Maekawa filled in for him for the rest of the competition. He was also tending the goal when Japan's hope to play in the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals was dashed by a late Iraqi equaliser in the final qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.