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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  • You said many times since my childhood, but goes in high school baseball Hanshin Tigers. High school baseball, high school baseball players of the Hanshin Tigers is seven Jet balloons fun!
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  • Japan high school baseball tournament to stage a fanaticism koshien a distance of 3-minute walk from the train station. Seat reservations at the site in the field as a cake fix QR code was issued a ticket on your device. Exhibition game, even the outfield seats not very cheap price 1000 yen and weekdays at 1:00 pm the game quite a lot even though the crowd was occupying a seat. The outfield seats on either side of the koshien baseball tournament koshien, the Museum of history and a very detailed history of the Hanshin Tigers ggumyeonohassda. Only about 2 hours to visit the Museum. Fresh and get off at koshien station and Ōsaka-Namba STA. approx. 4 ~ 50 minutes.
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  • It's indispensable to the Hanshin Tigers is this baseball stadium! Sunny days can be watched while hitting the Sun, wet rainy days depending on the location, so please bring rain gear!
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  • A great stadium with comfortable, spacious seats and exceptional service. A kind man walked us over to the scanner machines to get our tickets from our phone email, and a helpful usher walked us all the way to our seats. The Hanshin Tigers game we attended was the most fun baseball experience of our lives, thanks in large part to the friendly and respectful fans who joyously sing, clap, and cheer their hearts out - and so did we!
  • Had a great time at the baseball. Even for non-baseball fans, it is quite an experience. Go Hanshin Tigers!
  • Beautiful old baseball park on outskirts of Osaka. Corridors and seats are a bit too narrow but otherwise the best place to watch a game in NPB.
  • What a great place! Feels historic and the fans are incredibly passionate! A must for visitors and long termers alike!
  • good baseball stadium, known as the home stadium for Hanshin Tigers. Each spring and summer, national wide high school baseball tournament matches are also held there. Easy access from Osaka Itami airport and Osaka Shinkansen station.
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