Hitachinaka Baseball Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Hitachinaka City Sports Park in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Since its opening in 1990, the stadium has hosted an official professional baseball game about once every few years.
The Ibaraki Astroplanets of the BC League sometimes play home games at this stadium.
Getting to the Stadium
Hitachinaka City Sports Park is the nearest stadium to Katsuta Station, which is about 7 kilometers away from the station.
During professional baseball games, there is a shuttle bus service from Katsuta Station, but for BC League games, it is difficult to get to the stadium without a car.
About the Stadium
Location: 49 Shinko-cho, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture (in Hitachinaka City Sports Park)
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Ibaraki for your reference.
Ibaraki Prefecture does not have a Shinkansen station, and in the case of Mito, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Ueno using the limited express Hitachi, and about 1 hour and 20 minutes using the limited express Tokiwa.
After that, it is common to come to the Mito/Hitachinaka area using expressways.
Here is a guide on how to get to the Mito/Hitachinaka area and how to get around the city.
In Mito, the Kairakuen Garden, Kodokan, and other major tourist attractions are located around Mito Station, making it possible to combine watching a game with sightseeing. Therefore, if the game is at night, you can usually arrive from Tokyo in the morning, do some sightseeing before the game, watch the game at night, and return to Tokyo. If you want to visit the Mito area the next day, we have picked up some hotels in the Mito/Hitachinaka area for you.
When it comes to sightseeing in Mito, Kairakuen comes first. Sightseeing in Mito is around the station, but it is a bit far away, and for Kairakuen, buses and rental bicycles are convenient.
If you go to the Hitachinaka area, Hitachinaka Seaside Park is a good place to visit.
Here, we have picked up some sightseeing spots in the Mito and Hitachinaka areas.
Natto is the most famous food in Mito.
Dried sweet potatoes are also a good souvenir.
If you go to Oarai, you can also enjoy delicious seafood.