Enjoying Hiroshima


Enjoying Sports in Hiroshima

Blessed with abundant nature, Hiroshima is also an ideal place to enjoy sports.
Cycling while enjoying the sea breeze that blows from the Seto Inland Sea is an unmatched sensation, and there are also popular marathon competitions that are held throughout the region.
Visitors can enjoy swimming at the beach and marine sports in summer, as well as skiing in winter, and sports can be enjoyed throughout the entire year.
Additionally, in Hiroshima, there are professional sports teams for baseball, soccer, and basketball, and a large number of locals are avid fans of these professional teams.

Professional Soccer “Sanfrecce Hiroshima F.C.”

Sanfrecce Hiroshima F.C. is a professional soccer club that is a member of the professional soccer league in Japan (J.League), and it is based in its hometown of Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Its home stadium is the “EDION PEACE WING HIROSHIMA.”
It boasts the distinction of having won the J1 League Championship 3 times.

Professional Baseball “Hiroshima Toyo Carp”

The Hiroshima Toyo Carp is a Japanese professional baseball team that competes in the Central League.
It is based in Hiroshima Prefecture, and the “MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima,” which is Hiroshima’s municipal stadium, acts as the team’s home.
Winning its long sought after first league championship in 1975, and through its 3 years of consecutively winning the league championships from 2016 through 2018, this team has amassed a total of 9 league championships.
This team is the only baseball team in Japan that is not completely privately-owned, and it is supported by its base of diehard fans.

Professional Basketball “Hiroshima Dragonflies”

Based on its club slogan of “cultivating an atmosphere in Hiroshima where people connect through basketball,” this club was established in Hiroshima in 2013 as the first team participating in the NBL from the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
Its home arena is the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City.