Ookini Arena Maishima is a multi-purpose arena located in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture.
It is the home of Evessa Osaka of the B League.
In addition to the Ookini Arena Maishima, there is the Ocean Buffaloes Stadium Maishima, where the second team of the Orix Buffaloes play their games, and the Osaka City Shinkin Bank Stadium, a full-scale baseball stadium.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are going to watch the game based at Osaka Station (arrive at Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen)
Evessa Osaka's home games are basically held at the Ookini Arena Maishima.
The Maishima area is a bit difficult to get to, so you can either take a bus from JR Sakurajima Station, which is located in the direction of Universal Studios, or drive there.
Therefore, you can't go there by train alone.
First, go to JR Sakurajima Station.
From Sakurajima Station, you can take a bus. Take the Maishima Active Bus and get off at "Ookini Arena Maishima Mae".
About the Stadium
Location: 2-2-15, Hokko Ryokuchi, Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 554-0042, Japan
Home team Evessa Osaka
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Osaka as a reference for planning your trip.
From Tokyo, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Shin-Osaka Station on the Nozomi bullet train. It takes about 20 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to the Namba Station area by subway.
There are two major airports in Osaka, Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport. Itami Airport is close to Panasonic Stadium Suita, the home of Gamba Osaka, and can be reached by monorail.
Umeda (Osaka Station), the center of Osaka, is about 40 minutes away from Itami Airport.
From Kansai International Airport to Namba, the central area of Osaka, Nankai runs an airport express train, which takes about 50 minutes.
There are hotels everywhere in Osaka, especially in the Umeda and Namba areas.
The convenience of hotels varies depending on the venue, so it is best to choose a station that is easy to get to and book a hotel.
There are many places of interest such as Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Tsutenkaku, and Universal Studios.
It is also a city where you can watch a lot of games depending on the schedule. It is difficult to visit the city in just one or two days and nights, so be sure to make a reasonable itinerary while checking on transportation options.
Osaka is famous for its takoyaki (octopus dumplings), kushikatsu (skewered pork cutlets), okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), and pork buns from 551 Horai.
As a large city, there are many restaurants.
Find a restaurant that suits your taste and try it out.