Hanshin Racecourse is located in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture.
It is the venue for the classic Sakurahana-sho, as well as the spring GI races Osaka Cup and Takarazuka Kinen.
G1 races at Hanshin Racecourse
Osaka Cup (Late March or early April)
Takarazuka Kinen (June)
Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (December)
Asahi Cup Futurity Stakes (December)
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest station is Incheon Station. It takes about five minutes to walk from the station to the Hanshin Racecourse along a dedicated walkway.
To get to the station, take the Hankyu Kobe Line from Umeda Station in Osaka, and transfer to the Hankyu Imazu Line at Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station. If the connection is smooth, it will take about 30 minutes to get to the racecourse from Umeda.
Dedicated walkway (Sunlight Walk)
About the Stadium
Location: 1-1 Komano-cho, Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Hyogo as a reference for planning your trip.
From Tokyo, it takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes to get to Shin-Kobe Station by Shinkansen bullet train, and then take the subway to the accommodation area.
In Kobe, there are many hotels in Sannomiya (Sannomiya), so you will usually stay in this area.
Sannomiya station is only a few minutes away by subway from Shin-Kobe.
The downtown area of Kobe is Sannomiya.
Sannomiya subway station, JR Sannomiya station, and Kobe Sannomiya station are all concentrated here, and many hotels are also located in this area.
If you arrive by Shinkansen, you will arrive at Shin-Kobe Station, but please note that the area around Shin-Kobe Station itself is not so developed.
Meriken Park, Kobe Port Tower, and Kobe Harborland are all easy to visit in Kobe. You can get off at Minato-Motomachi Station, walk around Meriken Park, Kobe Port Tower, and Kobe Harborland, and take the train at Kobe Station.
In the Sannomiya area, Ikuta Shrine and Kitano Ijinkan Street are easy to get around on foot.
Takarazuka is known as the town of Takarazuka Revue as soon as you get off the station.
If your goal is to visit the Takarazuka Revue, you will be happy just to be at this station.
Takarazuka is also home to the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum, which can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot from the station.
Kobe is famous for its Kobe beef. Western food is also popular, so check out the popular restaurants.
We have picked out restaurants in Kobe, Akashi, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, and Takarazuka.