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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  • August 16, 2017
    Hosted the high school baseball in the summer koshien. On the day ticket is a long line. Echoes from the ground as the stadium around. Atmosphere national high school baseball championship is being held at taste indoors. I forgot to shoot photos of the stadium and into the stadium and concentrated on baseball watching at the koshien baseball stadium is central to watch the Tigers this year played alma mater updated picture. It is feels really great to watch the story of high school baseball baseball players chase a white ball, even without drama. Bleacher seats are free go trays or on weekends at first whether or not I don't know definitely, and I think if you can buy advance click baseball sold only when the famous Curry and summer high school baseball in the park last ice is a taste you want featured can come from Umeda Hanshin's Hanshin department store B1 how to forget to take out the baked
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  • August 13, 2017
    Mountain day went national high school baseball championship. To enter the day before from Tokyo. Think crowded since there were only popular card, Namba, stay away from, go out in the first 5:30 arrived in the past. However already on the day columns voucher shop, baseball Park Station reached wrapped in addition, was led down the third-base side stands. Originally I came in first. People are lined up here on Earth and how it came. Said may sell out before my turn will come and listen to the person in charge, and gave up the infield to the outfield. However, the bleachers as the procession, surprised. And I think if we could obtain the seat safely, but come in the first incident. I think there were a lot of people who come from far away and did not. Is the o-Bon holiday TV though.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Hanshin Tigers baseball stadium and home of the Japan high school baseball Mecca of koshien Stadium. But the old stadium, but inside the facility.
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  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 4, 2017
    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!
  • February 16, 2017
    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.
  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • March 24, 2017
    Great if you like baseball. Best place to try japanese baseball.

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