Towa Pharmaceutical RACTAB Dome is a multi-purpose arena located in Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture.
The main arena is open as a skating rink in the winter and as a swimming pool in the summer.
The venue has hosted major competitions in the past, including the NHK Cup figure skating competition and the Volleyball World Championships.
Getting to the Stadium
The nearest station to the venue is Kadoma Minami Station, which is on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line. If you are coming from a major station in Osaka, for example Umeda, it will take about 50 minutes to get there after changing trains at Shinsaibashi Station.
If you are coming from Itami Airport, you can take the monorail to Kadoma City Station, but there is a distance of 3.5 km from Kadoma City Station to the venue, and there is no train service from Kadoma City Station to Kadoma Minami, so you will have to take a cab.
About the Stadium
Location: 3-7-16 Mitsushima, Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture
Opened: March 1996
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Osaka as a reference for planning your trip.
Higashi Osaka City and Kadoma City are more like Nara Prefecture. For example, Higashi Hanazono Station, where the Hanazono Rugby Stadium is located, is about 30 minutes away from Namba Station in Osaka on the Kintetsu Line, and about 30 minutes away from Kintetsu Nara Station.
Therefore, this area offers a wide range of sightseeing options if you consider the combination of sightseeing spots and research the train lines to plan your itinerary.
There are not so many hotels in this area.
If you are planning on sightseeing, you will probably want to stay in Osaka City.
You can find hotels anywhere in Osaka City, but especially in the Umeda and Namba areas. The convenience of hotels varies depending on the venue you are going to watch the game at, so it is recommended that you choose a station that is easy to get to and book a hotel.
If you go to Osaka City, you will find many places of interest such as Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Tsutenkaku, and Universal Studios.
Higashi-Osaka area is close to Nara, and Higashi-Hanazono Station, the closest station to Hanazono Rugby Stadium, is only about 30 minutes away from Kintetsu Nara Station.
Therefore, you can visit Osaka and Nara at the same time, but it is difficult to visit all of them in one night and two days, so please make a reasonable itinerary while checking the convenience of transportation.
Osaka is famous for its takoyaki (octopus dumplings), kushikatsu (skewered pork cutlets), okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), and pork buns from 551 Horai Horai.
As a large city, there are many restaurants.
Find a restaurant that suits your taste and try it out.