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, watch a professional sumo wrestling tournament, or any combination of these incredible experiences, we’ve got the tour for you!
Our 2021 Tours
Tour starts and ends in Tokyo. In between, attend home games of NPB’s two northern-most teams and take advantage of a rare opportunity to see a game in Kobe’s beautiful Hotto Motto Field.
Available as a stand-alone tour or combined with the South Korea Tour and/or Main Tour.
The original tour that started it all – going strong for 20 years. On this year’s version, get to know Tokyo and head south on the bullet train to catch games in Nagoya, Osaka, and NPB’s two southern-most cities, Fukuoka and Hiroshima.
Can be combined with the Pre-Tour and/or Post-Tour.
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 and Post-Tour.
Attend games at Japan’s two oldest ballparks – legendary Meiji Jingu Stadium, home to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and world-famous Koshien Stadium, home ballpark of the Hanshin Tigers. Plus, take in a game at beautiful Yokohama Stadium to wrap things up!
Available as a stand-alone tour or can be combined with the Main Tour.