Senichi Hoshino Memorial Hall

There is a memorial hall in Kurashiki City for Senichi Hoshino.
After pitching for the Chunichi Dragons, he led them to the Central League championship as a manager, then to the league championship in 2003 with Hanshin, and to the Japan championship with Rakuten.

He said, "I'm glad I'm playing baseball. I'm glad I played baseball to the very end. I'm glad I've always been in love with baseball.

In the museum, you can see the glory he left behind, including the glove his mother bought him, the uniform he wore during his playing days, and the Sawamura Award and Seiriki Award trophies. You can also watch a video that traces his footsteps from his childhood.

A visit to the Hoshino Senichi Memorial Museum will fascinate both fans and non-fans of the "fiery man" Hoshino.

Getting to the Museum

It is about a 15-minute walk from Kurashiki Station to the museum, and you will first head for the Kurashiki Bikan Area where the museum is located.

When you exit the south exit of the station, you will see the wide Kurashiki Street beyond the flower clock from the second floor terrace. Continue along Kurashiki-dori until you reach the intersection of "Bikan Historical Quarter Entrance" in about 10 minutes. Turn left and you will see retro buildings along the Kurashiki River and in front of the Ohara Museum of Art, which is easy to find. Turn right at Kurashiki-kan, which houses the tourist information center, and you will soon reach the memorial hall. Keep going, and you will see a signboard on the white wall that says "Hoshino Senichi Memorial Hall.

When you enter the narrow alley between the clothing store Kurashiki Denim Street and the chopstick shop, you will see a bronze statue of Senichi Hoshino in front of you, and when you go up the stairs leading to Hoshino's Dream, you will find the memorial hall on the second floor.

About the Senichi Hoshino Memorial Hall

Location Hilltop Building C, 2F, 1-10-11 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0046, Japan
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Basically, the museum is open all year round, but may be closed on occasion)
Admission: Adults 500 yen, Children 200 yen

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1. "Getting there & Around" Kurashiki

If you are coming from the Tokyo metropolitan area, etc., you can basically take the Tokaido or Sanyo Shinkansen to Okayama Station, and then change to a conventional train to get to Kurashiki.
If you are using a night bus, check out the buses that go to Kurashiki after Okayama Station.
Here is a guide on how to get to Kurashiki and how to get around in Kurashiki.

2. "Where to Stay" in Kurashiki

Basically, the most convenient places to stay in the Kurashiki City area seem to be around Kurashiki Station or in the Kurashiki Bikan Area.
We have picked up hotels mainly in Kurashiki City.

3. "What to Do & See" in Kurashiki

In Kurashiki, you can take a ride on a riverboat in the Kurashiki Bikan Area, or take your time to enjoy the Ohara Museum of Art, which houses world-famous artworks.
Other sightseeing spots around Kurashiki City are also available.

4. "What / Where to Eat" in Kurashiki

Let's eat Kurashiki's famous gourmet food such as Bukkake Udon and Kibidango.
The following is a list of Kurashiki's gourmet foods and restaurants in the city.


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