Hanshin Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium is a sacred place of Japanese baseball. The stadium is the home of the professional baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers, and is home to high school baseball championships in spring and summer.

Address: 1-82, Koshiencho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo,
Capacity: 47,808
Dugout: Tigers | 1B, Visitor | 3B
Opened: 1924
Surface: Natural-grass 

Hanshin Tigers Regular Season Schedule 

Please check the schedule on the team's official website.

Official Website

Getting to the Stadium

From JR Sannomiya Station, Sannomiya Station (Arrive at Shin-Kobe Station by Shinkansen Line)

If you arrive at "Shin-Kobe Station" by Shinkansen, Sannomiya Station is 1 stop from Shin-Kobe Station. Sannomiya Station is where railway companies such as JR and Hanshin Line(Private Line) gather including Kobe Sannomiya Station. You can go to Koshien Stadium from Kobe Sannomiya Station by Hanshin Main Line in 20 minutes without changing trains. Staying at Sannomiya is a very convenient and good choice, especially if going to Koshien Stadium is the main purpose of your trip.

"Kobe Sannomiya Station" --- Hanshin Main Line(20 min.) --- "Koshien Station"

From Osaka Umeda Station (Arrive at Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen Line)

If you arrive at Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen line, stay in the Umeda area is a good option. If you go to JR Osaka Station from Shin-Osaka Station by JR Kobe Line, it is Umeda area. From Osaka Umeda Station to Koshien Station, it takes about 15 minutes by Hanshin Main Line.

"Osaka Umeda Station"--- Hanshin Main Line(15 min.) --- "Koshien Station"

From Itami Airport (ITM)

If you arrive at Itami Airport, it is easier to go to Osaka Umeda Station by Osaka Monorail and Hankyu Takarazuka Line. Take the Osaka Monorail to Hotarugaike Station and transfer to the Hankyu Takarazuka Line. You will arrive at Osaka Umeda Station in about 25 minutes.

Osakakuko(Airport) Station --- Osaka Monorail (3 min.) --- Hotarugaike Station
Hotarugaike Station --- Hankyu Takarazuka Line (25 min.) --- Osaka Umeda Station

From Kansai International Airport (KIX)

From JR Kansai Airport Station, take the "Kansai Rapid Service Line (Kansai Kai-soku)" train bound for Kyobashi, and you will arrive at JR Osaka Station without transfer. It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to JR Osaka Station.

Get to the Stadium from Koshien Station

On the day of the game, when you get off at Koshien Station, you can see the flow of people as shown in the picture below. If you arrive at "Koshien Station", you can go to the stadium without getting lost.

About Hanshin Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium has a single "Level" Seating and the key to enjoying a day game on a ”hot day” is to understand the movement of the sun and use the big roof behind the plate.

Hanshin Koshien Stadium Seating Chart

Even in the late afternoon to the sunset timing, the third-base side gets the sun from the front, but the first base side gets the shade even if it is not an area covered by the roof. After all, the home team dugout's side may be advantageous not only to the home team players but also to the spectators.:)

Hanshin Koshien Stadium Tours

Take a tour of Hanshin Koshien Stadium, the historic home of the Hanshin Tigers.
It is a very precious experience for baseball fans to be able to see inside of Koshien Stadium which is a sacred place of Japanese baseball.

Please check the official website for details

The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium

There is also a museum at Hanshin Koshien Stadium. The museum exhibits the history of high school baseball, the Hanshin Tigers, and baseball stadiums, where you can learn all about Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Address: 1-82 Koshien-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm (From November to February: 10 am - 5 pm), Closed on Monday
Admission: Adult 600 yen, Child(4-15yo) 300 yen,
Location: Under the Left Outfield stand at Gate 16.

Official Website

Tourist Attractions in Kobe and Sannomiya

 

Kikuseidai (Night View)
The night view of Kikuseidai is widely known as one of the three best night views in Japan. If you have a car, you can go to the observation deck of Kikuseidai even after the night game. It takes about 1 hour each way from Sannomiya area.
Address: 2-2 Mayayamacho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo

 

Meriken Park / Harborland
Meriken Park is a seaside park that includes the Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum etc. It is a good place to relax and take a walk. There is also a shopping mall called Harborland, you can enjoy shopping.

 

Kobe Port Tower
Address:
5-5, Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Admission
Port Tower (Only):
Adult 700 yen, Child 300 yen,
W/ Kobe Maritime Museum: Adult 1300 yen, Child 550 yen,
Official Website 

 

Kobe Maritime Museum
Address:
2-2, Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Admission:
Maritime Museum (Only):
Adult 900 yen, Child 400 yen,
W/ Port Tower:
Adult 1300 yen, Child 550 yen,
Official Website

 

Elvis Presley Statue
Address: 1-5, Higashikawasakicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo,
The Elvis Presley statue here in Harborland is one of only three in the world and is recognized by the Elvis Presley Foundation.
Information Website


How to get to Meriken Park and Harborland area from Sannomiya.
Take the Kobe Municipal Subway "Kaigan Line" and get off at Harborland Station or Minami-Motomachi Station. Or take the JR line and get off at JR Kobe Station.

Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Gai

Kobe is one of the five ports that opened during the Meiji and Taisho eras as a result of trade treaties with foreign countries. For that reason, the town where Western architecture still remains as a former residential area for foreigners has become a tourist spot. The guidebook says, "About a 15-minute walk from Sannomiya Station," but it's hard to walk up a hill, especially in the summer time. If you walk from the area around Sannomiya to Ijinkan-gai, it may take longer than you think.
Official Website 

Kazamidori no yakatya (House of Weathercock)
Address: 3-13-3, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Closed on the first Tuesday of February and June. Admission: Adult 500 yen (18 older)
Directions:
The Weathercock House is the most symbolic building in this area. There is a charge if you want to get inside.

Accommodation

If you are going to the game in Kobe or Osaka, we think you can use your time efficiently if you stay at a place where it is easy to go to the venue by train, or if you go home or travel within the country on the next day, where it is easy to access to Shinkansen or airport. If you take the shinkansen next day, Sannomiya is easy to get to Shin-Kobe Station and Umeda is easy to get to Shin-Osaka Station. From Sannomiya to Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport, it might be better to take a limousine bus considering the fare and carrying large luggage.

Sannomiya Area

The Hanshin Main Line connects "Kobe-Sannomiya Station" and "Koshien Station" in about 25 minutes. Sannomiya is an attractive location as it is close to shinkansen Shin-Kobe station, about 30 minutes to JR Osaka station by JR Kobe line and about 1 hour to Kyoto by JR Kobe line without transfer.

APA Hotel Kobe Sannomiya
Website: APA Kobe Sannomiya

Address: 5-2-14, Gokoudori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo,
Phone: +81-782-72-2111
Location: 
It takes about 5 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East Exit, and 3 minutes by walk from Hanshin Line "Kobe Sannomiya Station" A 24 Exit.

Daiwa Roy Net Hotel Kobe Sannomiya 
Website:
Daiwa Roynet Kobe Sannomiya
Address: 1-6 5, Gokodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-78-291-4055
Location:
It takes about 7 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East exit.

Kobe Sannomiya Tokyu REI Hotel
Website:
Kobe Sannomiya Tokyu REI
Address: 6-1-5, Kumoidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-78-291-0109
Location:
It takes 2 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East exit

Hotel Monterey Kobe
Website:
Hotel Monterey Kobe

Address: 2-11-13 Shioyamate Dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-783-92-7111
Location:
From Subway Sannomiya Station, the hotel is about 1 minute on foot from West Exit 3. It takes 6 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station West exit. The Hotel is conveniently located to the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan.

APA Hotel Kobe Sannomiya Ekimae 
Website: APA Kobe Sannomiya Ekimae
Address: 2-11-26 Shimoyamatedori Chuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: 0783-34-7411 
Location:
APA hotels have many locations even in one city, so there are hotels with similar names so please check in advance not to go to one in a different location. The Hotel is conveniently located to the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan.

Umeda Area (near Osaka Station)

If you arrive at Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen line, stay in the Umeda area is a good option. If you go to JR Osaka Station from Shin-Osaka Station by JR Kobe Line, it is Umeda area. From Osaka Umeda Station to Koshien Station, it takes about 15 minutes by Hanshin Main Line.

Hotel ibis Osaka Umeda
Website: 
Address: 1-5, Komatsubaracho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Phone: +81-6-6363-0332
Location:
It's about 5 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station. Ibis Hotel is an economy class hotel operated by a large hotel chain called Accor Hotels.

InterContinental Hotel Osaka
Website:
InterContinental Osaka
Address: 3-60 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka,
Phone:
+81 (0)6 6374 5700
Location:
It's about 5 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station. We all know the InterContinental Hotel and it is the highest ranked hotel.

Hilton Osaka
Website:
Hilton Osaka
Address: 1-8-8, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Phone: +81-6-6347-7111
Location: 
Great location. It is just 2 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station.

Hotel Granvia Osaka
Website: Hotel Granvia Osaka
Address: 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka,
Phone: +81-6-6344-1235
Location:
This is a high-class hotel directly connected to JR Osaka Station. Reception is located on the 19th floor. If you don't have much time in Osaka, it is very convenient to stay at a hotel directly connected to the station.

Hotel new HANKYU Osaka
Website: Hotel new HANKYU Osaka
Address: 1-1-35 Shibata,Kita-ku,Osaka, Osaka,
Phone: +81-6-6372-5101
Location:
This hotel is directly connected to Hankyu "Osaka-Umeda Station" and Osaka Subway Midosuji Line "Umeda Station". If you don't have much time in Osaka, it is very convenient to stay at a hotel directly connected to the station.


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