NOTE: The Main Tour dates of September 5 through 13, 2018 are set. However, the games we’ll attend on the Main Tour, plus the dates and games on the Pre-Tour and Post-Tour add-ons, will be set once the Japanese baseball schedule is released in December 2017.

MAIN TOUR

Five Games / Five Stadiums / Three Cities

September 5 – 13, 2018


MAIN TOUR – Five games at five different stadiums, sightseeing, game tickets, all in-country travel and hotel plus hosted gatherings.

Price: $2,982 per person (double occupancy).

Single Room Supplement:  $294 additional charge for a single room for the entire Main Tour, not per night.

ITINERARY:

Wednesday, September 5 – In Air

MAIN TOUR guests depart US and Canada home cities and cross the International Date Line during flight to Tokyo, arriving on September 6 in Japan.

If departing from other than US or Canada, schedule to arrive in Tokyo by afternoon of September 6.

Thursday, September 6 – Tokyo

— Main Tour guests arrive in Tokyo. Hosted early evening gathering at the JapanBall Hall of Fame Cafe. Overnight in Tokyo.

Friday, September 7 – Tokyo

— Game at Tokyo Yomiuri Giants hosting Swallows. 6pm at Tokyo Dome in central Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo.

Saturday, September 8 – Tokyo

— Game at Chiba Lotte Marines hosting Hawks. 2pm at Chiba Marine Stadium in eastern Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo.

Sunday, September 9 – Osaka

— Bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka via Nagoya. Game at Chunichi Dragons hosting Carp. 2pm at Nagoya Dome. Overnight in Osaka.

Monday, September 10 – Osaka

— Baseball Off-Day. Hosted annual JapanBall dinner. Overnight in Osaka.

Tuesday, September 11 – Osaka

— Game at Hanshin Tigers hosting Giants. 6pm at Koshien Stadium. Overnight in Osaka.

Wednesday, September 12 – Tokyo

— Bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo. Game at Tokyo Yakult Swallows hosting Dragons. 6pm at Jingu Stadium in central Tokyo. Hosted after-game Don Robbs Invitational Party, a time-honored JapanBall tradition. Overnight in Tokyo.

Thursday, September 13 – Tokyo, In Air, Home

— Main Tour guests depart for home from Tokyo. Those returning to US and Canada cross International Date Line, getting back the day lost coming to Japan, and arrive home same day.

PRE-TOUR add-on

Three Games / Three Stadiums / Three Cities

September 2 – 5, 2018


PRE-TOUR add-on – With this Pre-Tour add-on to the Main Tour you get an additional Three Games and Three Nights in Japan before joining up with the Main Tour for its first game.

Like the Main Tour, this option includes sightseeing, game tickets, hotel, all in-country travel and hotel plus hosted gatherings.

Price: An additional $1,278 per person (double occupancy) for this Pre-Tour add-on to the Main Tour price.

Single Room Supplement: $98 additional charge for a single room for the entire Pre-Tour portion of the tour, not per night.

ITINERARY:

Sunday, September 2 – In Air

PRE-TOUR guests depart US and Canada home cites and cross the International Date Line during flight to Tokyo, arriving on September 4. If departing from other than US or Canada, schedule to arrive in Tokyo by afternoon of September 3.

Monday, September 3 – Tokyo

— Pre-Tour guests arrive in Tokyo. Hosted early evening gathering at the JapanBall Hall of Fame. Overnight in Tokyo.

Tuesday, September 4 – Tokyo

— Game at Yokohama BayStars hosting Swallows. 6pm at Yokohama Municipal Stadium. Overnight in Tokyo.

Wednesday, September 5 – Kobe

— Bullet train from Tokyo to Kobe.  Game at Orix Buffaloes hosting Hawks. 6pm at Hotto Motto Stadium in Kobe. Overnight in Kobe.

Thursday, September 6 – Hiroshima

— Bullet train from Kobe to Hiroshima. Game at Hiroshima Carp hosting Tigers. 6pm at Mazda Stadium. Overnight in Hiroshima.

Friday, September 7 – Tokyo

— Bullet Train from Hiroshima to Tokyo to join up with Main Tour.  Game at Tokyo Yomiuri Giants hosting Swallows at Tokyo Dome in central Tokyo.

POST-TOUR add-on

Four Games / Four Stadiums / Four Cities

September 13 – 20, 2018


POST-TOUR add-on – With this Post-Tour add-on to the Main Tour you get an additional Four Games and Seven Nights in Japan.

This unescorted add-on includes game tickets, all in-country ground travel and hotel.

Price: An additional $2,152 per person (double occupancy) for this Post-Tour add-on to the Main Tour price.

Single Room Supplement: $294 additional charge for a single room for the entire Post-Tour portion of the tour, not per night.

NOTE:  There are three in-country flights for this Post-Tour add-on available at a discount through our travel arrangements.  We will assist you in obtaining these flights that we estimate to total $450.

ITINERARY:

Thursday, September 13 – Fukuoka

— At the conclusion this morning of the Main Tour, Post-Tour guests fly from Tokyo to Fukuoka. Game at SoftBank Hawks hosting Buffaloes. 6pm at Fukuoka Dome. Overnight in Fukuoka.

Friday, September 14 – Sapporo

— Fly from Fukuoka to Sapporo. Baseball Off-Day. Overnight in Sapporo.

Saturday, September 15 – Sapporo

— Game at Nippon Ham Fighters hosting Buffaloes. 2pm at Sapporo Dome. Overnight in Sapporo.

Sunday, September 16 – Sendai

— Fly from Sapporo to Sendai. Baseball Off-Day. Overnight in Sendai.

Monday, September 17 – Sendai

— Game at Rakuten Golden Eagles hosting Marines. 1pm at Sendai Miyagi Stadium in Sendai. Overnight in Sendai.

Tuesday, September 18 – Tokyo

— Bullet train from Sendai to Tokyo. Baseball Off-Day. Overnight in Tokyo.

Wednesday, September 19 – Tokyo

— Game at Seibu Lions hosting Marines. 6pm at Seibu Dome in western Tokyo. Overnight in Tokyo.

Thursday, September 20 – Tokyo, In Air, Home

—Depart for home from Tokyo. Those returning to US and Canada cross International Date Line, getting back the day lost coming to Japan, and arrive home this same day.

Combine all three tours and you see all 12 teams and stadiums in Japan Professional Baseball while traveling the length and breadth of Japan…and becoming a member of the JapanBall Hall of Fame in the process.