The Hanazono Rugby Stadium (東大阪市花園ラグビー場, literally Higashiosaka City Hanazono Rugby Stadium) in Higashiosaka is the oldest dedicated rugby union stadium in Japan. There is next to Hanazono
Central Park (花園中央公園, hanazono chūō kōen). Owned by city of Higashiosaka, it opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 26,544. 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 games. Hanazono is the home of the Kintetsu Liners rugby union team. The stadium has been selected as one of
the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup (Japan) which will be the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia.