This is a guide that will help you enjoy Boat Race Suminoe, whether this is your first time at a boat race, or just your first time at Suminoe.
What is Boat Race Suminoe?
Let's Watch Races at Suminoe!
Among fans, Suminoe is the boat race stadium that they would most like to visit among all stadiums in Japan.
Boat Race Suminoe, located in Suminoe Ward, Osaka City, is a boat race stadium that has enjoyed a high level of popularity since it's opening in 1956. It boasts large numbers of visitors and a large volume of betting sales.
The top race in the country, the SG Grand Prix, has been held at Suminoe 26 times* out of the past 31 races.
*As of 2017
Night races are held only here in Kinki Area!
Except in some cases, Nighters (night races) are held here. The stadium opens from 14:30 to 21:00, so that even on a work day, it's easy to stop by and watch some races.
*Opening times can vary depending on the races.
Easy access from Umeda and Namba,
in the heart of Osaka City!
The closest station is Suminoe Park Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line. It takes 20 minutes from Nishi Umeda Station and 15 minutes from Namba Station. It's a 3-minute walk from the station to the race stadium. The passageway is covered, so you don't have to worry about getting wet on rainy days.
Racers from the Osaka subdivision and local racers include popular and skilled champions!
More than 100 racers from the Osaka subdivision and local racers make up the large Suminoe home pool. Among the racers, there are six SG champions, and among these, there are three SG Grand Prix champions. There are also many female racers and young racers, making this one of the leading powerhouses in the country.
*As of 2017