Nagai Park – interesting sports park in Osaka

Nagai Park is a large sports complex located in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan. Not only it is there a large 3 stadiums for many sports. It is an interesting place to visit because of the great scenery and natural history museum there.

In addition, this expansive green space features a sumo stadium, an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sports center. Nagai Park is also a popular picnic and viewing spot for cherry blossoms in the spring. The park is open 24/7.

Sân vận động Yanmar Nagai

Interestingly, on its premises there is a cheap accommodation, with a dorm bed, the Osaka Municipal Nagai Youth Hostel. Currently there is free wifi and bike rental.

Nagai Park is a large sports complex in Osaka. Its facilities include 3 multi-purpose sports fields: Yanmar Nagai can accommodate 47,000 spectators. Yanmar Field Nagai contains 15,000 spectators and Nagai Gridiron contains 20,000 audiences.

This is a large multi-purpose stadium located in Nagai Park in Higashisumiyoshi Ward, south of Osaka. This stadium has a capacity of 47,000 spectators and was built in 1964 for the Tokyo Olympics. Its capacity was increased to 50,000 spectators in 1996.

At the 2002 World Cup, the stadium hosted three football matches. It is known that Nagai is the stadium of the J.League Cerezo Osaka team.
Nagai is also a track and field stadium. It hosted the 2001 East Asia Games and the 2007 World Championship. The Osaka International Women’s Championship was also held here.

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Besides the main stadium, there are 2 other adjacent stadiums. These are Yanmar Field Nagai and Nagai Gridiron. Yanmar Field Nagai mainly organizes football and athletics at university and high school. Nagai Gridiron is a stadium for American football that includes X-League games, rugby and other events.

Osaka Natural History Museum is an interesting museum with a diverse collection located in the southwest corner of the Nagai Botanical Garden. Here, visitors will admire the dinosaur skeletons and life-sized models of the Elephant Naumann or giant elk.

The museum also has many galleries of the history of life on earth, plants, life of creatures and evolution. The Natural Hall section features bird’s nest, fossils, shells, rocks and the habitat of the Yodogawa River.

Although primarily for educational purposes, this museum also receives a lot of attention from adults.