The motif of this building is two green hills. Its main arena of 110 m in diameter and all other facilities are located underground. The semi-underground building containing multipurpose spaces is a unique construction, rarely seen in the world. The main arena has a floor area of 3,580 ㎡ and a maximum seating capacity of 10,000, installed with large video screens and other equipment.
The gymnasium is very popular as the center of sports in Osaka, and has hosted many international sporting events such as the FIVB Volleyball World Cup.
The Expo ’70 Commemorative Stadium is certified as a Class 2 Athletic Facility by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), and was the venue of the IAAF Osaka Grand Prix in 2002. As a football stadium, it served as the home stadium of Gamba Osaka (member of the Japan Professional Football League) since the establishment of the league in 1993 until 2015, and as such, has seen numerous exciting games.
There are 36 tennis courts at the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park: 22 en tout cas courts and 14 sand-filled artificial grass courts with lighting for night games (including 4 indoor courts). This is one of the largest tennis facilities in Japan.
This prestigious stadium was established as Japan’s first rugby-specific stadium in 1929. The annual National High School Rugby Tournament is held at the stadium and as such, it is known nationwide as a place of dreams for every rugby player.
It was selected as one of the venues for Rugby World Cup 2019.
Nagai Stadium and Nagai Second Stadium, both of which are certified as Class 1 Athletic Facilities by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), have successfully hosted international sporting events including the 2002 FIFA World Cup, East Asian Games, and the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics as a world-class stage.
They are equipped with tracks made with the latest technology providing athletes with a comfortable surface, as well as natural grass fields maintained by professional ground keepers, a large screen, and lighting equipment enabling night games.
Osaka Pool is an indoor swimming pool facility in a silver, disk-shaped building located on the east side of Yahataya Park. It has an internationally certified 50 m swimming pool (10 lanes; the main pool), certified diving pool, and a certified 25 m swimming pool (8 lanes). The main pool is equipped with a spectators’ stand with 3,500 seats, as well as a large video screen and automatic judging and timing system.
The Utsubo Tennis Center is located in the center of Osaka City and as such, boasts a very convenient access.
The court type is hard court (Deco Turf), meeting ITF standards.
The court surface is of the same type as that of the US Open Championships venue. The center has hosted the Davis Cup and Fed Cup.
The facility includes a restaurant with a seating capacity of 100, as well as conference rooms of different sizes.
Note: The manager of the Ariake Tennis Park, home to one of Japan’s best tennis courts, has visited the Utsubo Tennis Center several times and has praised its top-notch quality.
The main arena can be used for a variety of indoor sports, including volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics, and can also host international competitions. (Four volleyball courts, three basketball courts, 16 badminton courts)
The facility also contains a sub arena (one basketball court), conference rooms of different sizes, and wheelchair-accessible shower rooms.
This gymnasium hosts international and national sporting events every year. Located in front of a station, and having an accommodation facility nearby, it boasts very convenient access.
J-GREEN Sakai is one of Japan’s largest football (soccer) facilities, characterized by a main field with 3,600 spectators’ seats, four natural grass fields, 11 artificial grass fields, and eight futsal fields. It is designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a National Training Center (sport-specific core training facility).
There are many accommodation facilities nearby, including the in-house accommodation Dream Camp. The facility also boasts easy access from Kansai International Airport, and has hosted pre-games camps of the Japanese national soccer and rugby teams.
Note: Dream Camp has free Wi-Fi (to be available inside the Club House as well).
This BMX track is located in an urban area, approximately 20 minutes from Kansai International Airport by train. Due to its favorable location and the convenient facilities attached, it is used by an increasing number of guests from all over Japan.
This is Japan’s only permanent beach volleyball facility with a capacity of 3,000 spectators. It includes two permanent courts, shower rooms, locker rooms, and a workout room. It is located within 30 minutes of Kansai International Airport, a major entry point to Kansai from the world. Accommodation is also available within walking distance.
Fine Plaza Osaka is a region-wide, core sports facility that is actively working for the promotion of parasports.
It contains an indoor swimming pool (25 m) and a workout room, allowing intensive physical training. Parking spaces available. Free shuttle bus services from the nearest station are also available.