Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium (Kintetsu Hanazono Ragubī-jō) in Higashiosaka is the oldest dedicated rugby union stadium in Japan. Owned by Kintetsu Corporation, it opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 30,000. It is the stage for the annual National High School Rugby Tournament held every year at the end of December and has hosted important international, Top League and Microsoft Cup games.
Kintetsu had been thinking of selling the stadium, as it was a loss-maker despite subsidies from Higashiosaka city, but now that the Liners have returned to the Top League for the 2008-9 season the prospect of disposal of this asset has receded. On May 14, 2006 Daisuke Ohata scored the most tries in a test match at Hanazono with a hat trick for Japan against Georgia. The previous record holder was David Campese.