The J. League Cup 2004, officially the Yamasaki Nabisco Cup 2004, was the 2nd edition of Japan soccer league cup tournament and the 12th edition under the current J. League Cup format. The championship started on March 27, and finished on November 3, 2004.

Teams from the J1 took part in the tournament. The tournament started from the group stage, where they're divided into four groups. The group winners and runners-up of each group qualifies for the quarter-final.

Group stage

Knockout stage

Quarter finals

Urawa Red Diamonds3 – 2Yokohama F. Marinos
Yamase Goal 16'
Emerson Goal 37', Goal 66'
Oku Goal 12'
Sakata Goal 63'
Saitama Stadium
Attendance: 28,977
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Nagoya Grampus Eight2 – 1Kashima Antlers
Igawa Goal 37'
Marques Goal 70'
Nakashima Goal 64'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 6,068
Referee: Yoshitsugu Katayama

FC Tokyo4 – 1Gamba Osaka
Kelly Goal 44'
Abe Goal 66'
Kajiyama Goal 77'
Jean Goal 79'
Goal 16' (o.g.)
Tokyo National Stadium
Attendance: 14,069
Referee: Toru Kamikawa

Tokyo Verdy 19692 – 1 (a.e.t.)Shimizu S-Pulse
Yamada Goal 35'
Sakurai Goal 104'
Cho Jae-Jin Goal 26'
Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 6,644
Referee: Kiyoshi Ota


Nagoya Grampus Eight1 – 4Urawa Red Diamonds
Nakamura Goal 76' Emerson Goal 26'
Tanaka Goal 33', Goal 57', Goal 84'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 17,473
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

FC Tokyo4 – 3 (a.e.t.)Tokyo Verdy 1969
Jean Goal 6'
Lucas Goal 14', Goal 42', Goal 91'
Yamada Goal 47'
Hiramoto Goal 78'
Kobayashi Goal 79'
Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 15,885
Referee: Joji Kashihara


FC Tokyo0 – 0 (a.e.t.)Urawa Red Diamonds
Lucas Penalty scored
Baba Penalty scored
Konno Penalty scored
Kajiyama Penalty missed
Kaji Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored Tulio
Penalty scored Hasebe
Penalty missed Tanaka
Penalty missed Yamada
Tokyo National Stadium
Attendance: 53,236
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Top goalscorers

Goalscorers Goals Team
Brazil Ueslei
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Brazil Lucas
FC Tokyo
Brazil Marques
Nagoya Grampus Eight