Sport in Hiroshima

The Japanese people are avid sport lovers. The passion and zeal, the acute effort and dedication with which they pursue various games and sports, clearly indicate their energy and their interests in sports. Sport in Hiroshima provides some basic facts and knowledge regarding the games played in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima harbors quite a few amazing stadiums for different sports. It is the place where you will find many professional, efficient and expert sports teams. Baseball is perhaps a major Sport in Hiroshima. The Hiroshima Toyo Carp is an eminent sport club offering training and practices in baseball.

Apart from them, the Central League of Japan has won championship for six times and has also been victorious in the Japan Series thrice. The team for J. League football is Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The volleyball and handball teams are JT Thunders and Hiroshima Maple Reds respectively.

The most prominent and popular sport venues are Nekota Kinen Taiikukan, Hirogin no mori Taiikukan, Hiroshima Big Arch and Hiroshima Municipal Stadium. Sport in Hiroshima also features many sports centers. Some dominant sports centers are Asakita Sports Center, Minami Ku sports center - Kusana-cho, Higashi sports center - Ushita, Naka Ku Sports Center, Nishi Ku sports center - Kusatsu-Higashi, and Hiroshima Sports Center - Green Arena.

Other than baseball, soccer, handball and volleyball, few more games played in Hiroshima are judo, sumo, martial arts, kendo, biking and hiking.