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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  • I went to University in Japan finals of American football. It's going to look at the non-baseball in football but to firmly put it. Shop is not out as the game of baseball, because it was a cold day, yummy clam chowder and grilled chicken.
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  • I think recently the dome, I'm certainly comfortable that ballpark, but baseball stadium is a special place. Nice atmosphere and into the stands of the Stadium from the passage I couldn't say.
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  • Are found also in other holy places of high school baseball-Hanshin Tigers fan. There is also the student American football. It is not like the atmosphere of the stadium, to watch the game several times a year. "Hanshin koshien Stadium parking lot no" and flowing well in CM, but not really. 1 is usually called "special rates" is a baseball game, there are many parking meters around, and eliminate, limit, rates up there than usual. Also, we parked the site of your simply showers? private parking lot has the attraction that is present. It is also expensive. Go to Hanshin koshien station within 5 minutes walk from JR koshien from station stadium near bus (Hanshin) are frequent. Transportation is very convenient, so by all means come by train. The bike will let parked free of charge under the elevated highway 43. Stadium while compared to the previous location in the many shops there. Famous Baseball Park Curry is still. Please try again, it is delicious. I'd bought a degree because the price is high relative to bottled drinks outside from entering. Can in your inventory check and replace them with caught paper cups. Tour guide to the ballpark. Please join if you are interested in because you can't normally inaccessible areas. Baseball Park stadium website can be booked by appointment only. And the Hanshin Tigers toy Tigers shop sells garden toy baseball stadium, but opposite the stadium front called "Alps" shop is open in wide assortment, not yet held baseball days is recommended. Next to the building joined the Hanshin Tigers toy play (redecorated). In the stadium "Baseball Museum of garden history", exhibits of precious things, baseball is not to be missed.
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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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