Omiya Park Baseball Stadium was the site of the finals of the Saitama Prefecture High School Baseball Tournament, and has been the birthplace of many dramas.
The stadium has been renovated, and for a while it was used as Seibu Stadium, but I think there are many fans who say that this is the best stadium for high school baseball in Saitama.
It is also the stadium where the Seibu Lions play their official games during the season.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are coming from far away, the basic way to get there is to get off at JR Omiya Station and walk there.
Omiya Station is the gate station for access from Tokyo or Kanagawa using the Takasaki, Utsunomiya (including Shonan Line), Keihin Tohoku, and Saikyo Lines.
Areas north of Gunma and Saitama can also be reached by the Takasaki Line, and from the Utsunomiya area by the Utsunomiya Line. The Shinkansen also stops here.
This is the largest station in Saitama Prefecture.
So, first of all, just pay attention to the exits.
For the stadium, the east exit is the way out.
After that, you can use your cell phone's navigation system to get to the stadium.
Saitama Prefectural Omiya Baseball Stadium is located in Omiya Park. In addition to the Saitama Prefectural Omiya Baseball Stadium, the park also houses the Knack Five Stadium, home of the Omiya Ardija, and the Omiya Bicycle Race Track. There is also a playground area for children to play, and a small amusement park zone.
Adjacent to the playground is a zoo (also small).
Location: 4-9 Takanohana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama City, Saitama (in Omiya Park)
Opened: April 1, 1934 (rebuilt in 1992)
What to bring
Compared to countries such as the U.S., events in Japan are relatively free in terms of what you can bring in, and there are very few venues where you cannot bring in a backpack.
As for drinks, please note that there are some events where you cannot bring in cans or bottles.
Most Japanese events will allow re-entry, but some events will not allow re-entry. Please make sure to check the event you will be attending.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Saitama as a reference for planning your trip.
Kawaguchi City will be a neighboring city to Tokyo, and Saitama City will also have good access to Tokyo via the Keihin Tohoku Line and Saikyo Line.
As for this area, it is basically convenient to travel by train since the train service is good.
Ageo City is only accessible by the Takasaki Line, and each venue is far from the station. For venues in Ageo, a car is also an option.
Omiya Station is one of the largest stations in Saitama Prefecture, and the Shinkansen also stops there.
There are several hotels in Omiya Station, including around the station.
Since there are no high-class hotels in Saitama Prefecture, it is an advantage to stay there if you are basically looking for a hotel with the premise of staying at a business hotel and it is cheaper than in Tokyo.
The Railway Museum is one of the most famous tourist spots in this area.
Take the New Shuttle from Omiya Station, get off at Tetsudo Museum Station, and it's just a short walk away.
There is no such thing as a national-level local gourmet, but there are several popular restaurants in each city.
Here, I would like to introduce some restaurants in Saitama (Urawa, Omiya), Kawaguchi, and Ageo.