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by Brandon Yano

You’ll recognize the playing field, but that’s about it!

Commentators cite the blood type of a player (with the belief that it impacts performance); the players’ windups and batting stances are feats of balance and coordination; the crowd is LOUD and feverish, but disciplined and in-sync; umpires practice calls during pre-game warm-ups; delicious food is meticulously prepared and eaten with chopsticks; the beer is served at your seat, on draft, at a fair price, and with a smile from one of Japan’s famous beer girls.

Join us to experience Japanese culture through baseball. Whether you prefer to keep a base in Tokyo, traverse Japan to see all 12 NPB ballparks, attend Japan’s biggest sporting event (the legendary Koshien High School Baseball Championship), or any combination of these incredible experiences, we’ve got the tour for you!

Due to Covid-related travel restrictions, we will not travel to Japan in 2022. To be informed of our 2023 plans, join the “No-Obligation” tour list by clicking the button below. 

2023 Japan Tours

Okinawa Spring Training: February 2023

Baseball in February is great. Baseball in February on a tropical and historic Japanese island is the best. Escape the winter with our 2023 Okinawa Spring Training Tour! Eight NPB teams train in Okinawa, and we’ll see as much baseball as we can while also enjoying the rich and unique culture of the island. 

NPB Main Tour: August 2023

The original tour that started it all – going strong for 20 years. Approximately six NPB home games, all at different ballparks. Details TBA. 

Can be combined with the NPB Tour Segments 2 and/or 3, and the South Korea Tour.

NPB Tour Segment 2: August 2023

Approximately three NPB home games, all at different ballparks. Details TBA.

Available as a stand-alone tour or combined with the Main Tour, NPB Tour Segment 3, or South Korea Tour.

NPB Tour Segment 3: August 2023

Approximately three NPB home games, all at different ballparks. Details TBA.

Available as a stand-alone tour or combined with the Main Tour, NPB Tour Segment 3, or South Korea Tour.

See-It-All Tour: August 2023

The “See It All” Tour combines the three NPB Tour segments into one grand Japan baseball travel package. See all 12 NPB home ballparks in one trip and, in doing so, earn induction into the JapanBall Hall of Fame!

*Includes a discount from the combined price of the three NPB tour segments.

Can be combined with the South Korea Tour.

Tokyo Main Tour: August 2023

Less travel and more time to explore the world’s greatest city! See all five stadiums in the Tokyo area, including a game in Yokohama, Japan’s second-biggest city. This tour is ideal for travelers who would prefer to maintain one home base and/or would have difficulties changing locations with luggage multiple times. 

Can be combined with other NPB Tour segments and/or the South Korea Tour.

JapanBall’s Carbon Offset Program

JapanBall believes in the unifying and enlightening powers of tourism, but also acknowledges that travel has a large carbon footprint. In order to mitigate the tour’s environmental impact, we will use our profits to purchase a carbon offset from Sustainable Travel International on behalf of each guest.

Interested, but not ready to commit? Join our “no-obligation” tour list.