HANSHIN KOSHIEN STADIUM, Nishinomiya

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Hanshin Koshien Stadium is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The stadium was built to host the national high school baseball tournaments, and opened on August 1, 1924. It was the largest stadium in Asia at the time it was completed, with a capacity of 55,000.The name Kōshien (甲子園) comes from the Sexagenary cycle system. The year of the stadium's founding, 1924, was the first year kōshi (甲子) in the cycle. The design of the stadium was heavily influenced by the Polo Grounds in New York City. In 1936 it became the home stadium for the Osaka Tigers (current Hanshin Tigers), now with the Central League. On February 14, 1964, Hanshin, the Tigers' owners, was appended to the name of Koshien Stadium.In addition to the annual National High School Baseball Championship, played in August, the stadium hosts the annual National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament in March, a smaller, invitational tournament. Both tournaments are generally known simply as Kōshien. The high school tournaments are given a higher priority, with any tournament games that need to be rescheduled forcing the Tigers to postpone conflicting home games. It also hosts Japan's American college football national championship game, the Koshien Bowl.
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  • In place to cheer on Hanshin ticas, and full of vitality. To cheer in a good place and likely to win easily there.
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  • I went home from work with their colleagues. Enjoyed snacks with beer but I'm bringing it to bought Ikari Super Park in baseball.
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  • Summer high school baseball finals in the outfield seats. Spring and summer national high school baseball championship is free admission in the outfield. I've got a good card just take admission restrictions soon.
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  • A good place for baseball. The atmosphere is amazing for supporting Hanshin Tigers. And if you visit Koshien, you must try their curry while curry is their most popular and delicious food for ages. By the way, Koshien's beer is fresh and deliver from the factory to the stadium once it was done.
  • Every American who loves baseball should go to a game here. Incredible atmosphere. Fans were diehard and never stopped cheering! Get there early with the rest of the fans - if you want to buy merchandise, the team store will be packed. Great people, great place!
  • One of the best times of my life. The fans were lively and passionate. Great atmosphere and spirit. Went to a game on a Friday night and had so much fun I bought a ticket to the next day also, which happened to be the last game of the season. Tigers won both games. Historic stadium and cannot wait to go back someday.
  • Beautiful stadium with incredible fans. It's reminiscent of Fenway and Wrigley with the ivy covered brick exterior. There's some good beer available at the Kirin Live bar on 2F behind home plate.
  • Great if you like baseball. Best place to try japanese baseball.

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Nishinomiya has only a limited number of accommodations, with those that do exist lying primarily along the Hanshin Railway Main Line, and consisting mainly of standard, business-style hotels. Far more popular than staying in Nishinomiya itself is staying in Osaka. Located around 20 minutes away by train, the large city has a wealth and great variety of places to stay, including traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses), chain hotels, luxury skyscraper hotels, and budget-friendly hostels.
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