Ibaraki Kenei Baseball Stadium (Horihara Sports Park Baseball Stadium) is a baseball stadium located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
From the 1950s to the 1960s, it once hosted official professional baseball games. Currently, the BC League and Ibaraki Astroplanets play their home games at this stadium.
Getting to the Stadium
The distance between Mito Station and the Ibaraki Prefectural Baseball Stadium is about 5 kilometers.
Therefore, it is accessible by car or city bus.
The stadium has no lighting, so games are not held except during the daytime.
Please check the number of city buses and their hours of operation before accessing the site.
Getting off points near the venue
Budokan-mae is the closest bus stop.
The stadium is located in a comprehensive park, so parking is available.
Please check the parking rules for event days and access the site.
About the Stadium
Location: 2-11-1 Shinhara, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 310-0045, Japan
Capacity : 12,500
Opened : March 1953
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.