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Hanshin Racecourse

Get up close with the horses

It’s an iconic landmark of Takarazuka: the grandstand with its massive roof resembling a butterfly with its wings spread out. The Hanshin Racecourse holds a variety of events on race days, including seminars for horserace novices, flea markets, live performances by pop stars, and talk shows by celebrities. On the spacious grounds you’ll find a beautiful garden and a park with playground equipment, both of which are open to the public for free on non-race weekdays. We also offer pony rides on race days—fantastic for the kids!


There’s something for everyone on race days—food fairs, live music, anime character shows, and more. It’s a fun day out for the whole family. The grounds are also a great place to come if you want to enjoy seeing cherry blossoms in spring.
On certain weekdays, the park area is open to the public. Check the Hanshin Racecourse website for weekday opening times: http://www.jra.go.jp/facilities/race/hanshin/news/park.html (in Japanese only).
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Name Hanshin Racecourse

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Race days: 9:00–17:00
Weekdays: 10:00–12:00, 13:00–16:00 (closed Mon., Tues., public holidays, year-end/New Year holidays; may be temporarily closed on other days)

Phone 0798-51-7151
Address 1-1 Komano-chō, Takarazuka Directions
Access 5 min. walk from Hankyu Nigawa Station via dedicated underpass and roofed passageway (Sunlight Walk)
Hours See "Outline".
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