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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!

2022 Tour Schedule

Main Tour: August 3-12

The original tour that started it all – going strong for 20 years. You’ll see seven of the twelve NPB ballparks, including a game of the legendary Koshien high school baseball championship at Hanshin Koshien Stadium. 

Can be combined with the Tokyo Add-On and/or Northern-Tour.

Tokyo Add-On: August 12-14

Seven ballparks aren’t enough for you? Add on two more: one game at waterfront ZOZO Marine Stadium, home of the Chiba Lotte Marines, and another at the world-famous Tokyo Dome, home of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants and the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Available as a stand-alone tour or combined with the Main Tour and/or Northern Add-On.

Northern Add-On: August 14-18

Attend home games of the three NPB teams north of Tokyo – the Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, and, all the way up to Sapporo on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido NipponHam Fighters.

Available as a stand-alone tour or can be combined with the Main Tour and/or Tokyo Add-On.

See-It-All Tour: August 3-18

The “See It All” Tour combines the Main Tour, Tokyo Add-On, and Northern Add-On 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 Pre, Main, and Post Tours.

Tokyo Main Tour: August 10-17

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 in part with the Main Tour.