Don’t miss out on a high-level professional Japanese baseball game, if you visit Japan in summer!
Sightseeing and shopping must be a fun part of your holiday in Japan, but there is something for those who are keen for a unique experience that is different to the usual Japanese tours. For those visiting Japan between March and September, watching their professional baseball games is highly recommended.
The quality of Japanese baseball level is globally acknowledged as they won at the World Baseball Classics in 2006 and 2009. There are 12 professional baseball teams throughout the nation from the nation’s north-end of Hokkaido (Nippon-Ham Fighters) to the southern Japan of Fukuoka (Softbank Hawks). Among these teams, the Yomiuri Giants is the recommendation of our editorial team, whose home ground is the best accessible Tokyo Dome Stadium.
The Yomiuri Giants is one of Japan’s professional baseball teams with the longest history. The Giants are well-known for generating some super heroic players in Japan’s baseball industry. Their most famous players includes Sadaharu Oh, who is the world record holder for the most number of homeruns (868) and Hideki Matsui, who had played in the major league in the US after he left Giants. The team is very powerful as they won the league championships in the last three years. Tokyo Dome Stadium, the home ground of the Giants, will hold a total of 63 games between March and September, 2015, each of which attracts as many as approx. 45,000 fans who visit the stadium.
There are various seat types in the stadium including the infield seats where you can see the players at close distance, the 2nd floor seats to watch a game with the whole field, and the outfield seats, where you can have a great fun with cheering club members. Items for cheering the team at the stadium are well-known orange towels and a V-shaped mega-sized bat. Don’t forget to spin the orange towel when the Giants get scores!
Gourmet experience at the stadium is as fun as watching a game. There are a variety of menus such as a Japanese style lunch box, exclusive menus that are designed with a motif of Tokyo Dome, and sweets that are available only at the Dome. It is an idea to relish them along with the game at the stadium.
▼Dome Melon Bread Rib Sandwich – the design reflects the Tokyo Dome (￥570)
For your convenience, the tickets for baseball games can be purchased online. The purchased tickets can be issued either at the stadium or any Seven Eleven stores in Japan, or you can print them out with your own printer at home. Payments can be made by credit cards. With advanced tickets, you won’t be disappointed on the game day at the stadium due to sold out of the tickets. However, some games sell the tickets quickly, earlier purchase is recommended as soon as your itinerary is confirmed. Please visit the website below to check the game schedules and to purchase tickets.
Get excited at a professional baseball stadium at your next visit to Japan!
Address:1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: Refer to the map below.
［1］Walk from Suidobashi Station of JR Chuo and Sobu lines
［2］Walk from Suidobashi Station of Toei Mita Line
［3］Walk from Korakuen Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Namboku lines