The Kyocera Dome Osaka is the home of the Orix Buffaloes, a professional baseball team. It is also the stadium where the Hanshin Tigers host their regular-season games sometimes.
Getting to the Stadium
To get to Kyocera Dome Osaka, take the Hanshin Namba Line from Osaka Namba Station to "Dome-Mae Station." The stadium is right next to the station.
About the Stadium
The seating area of Kyocera Dome is made up of two levels for both infield and outfield, with the third level being for premium seating, such as suites.
Address: 3-2-1, Chiyozaki, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Home Team: Orix Buffaloes
Dugout: Buffaloes | 1B, Visitor | 3B
Opened: March 1, 1997
Surface: Artificial grass
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.