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2024 NPB Tour: Segment 1

A Sampler of the Japanese Baseball Experience

August 28 - September 7, 2024

Experience a taste of it all:

  • Six NPB games at six different stadiums, including some of Japan’s best and most historic ballparks.
  • Stays in six of Japan’s world-class cities.
  • Full sightseeing days in Hiroshima (to visit the Peace Park and other essential sites) and Kyoto (to explore Japan’s cultural hub).
  • The Ichiro Suzuki Museum, Koshien Stadium Museum, Sadaharu Oh Museum, and a J1 League soccer match.

And let’s not forgot perhaps the two best parts – delicious Japanese food and drink, and the camaraderie of fellow adventurous baseball lovers!

We added Kyoto as a stop on this year’s tour because it is Japan’s cultural hub. This tour stops in the top three cities in the world for travelers, according to Condé Nast’s 2021 rankings! Baseball highlights include games at Japan’s oldest ballpark, Koshien Stadium (built in 1924, home of the Hanshin Tigers), JapanBaller-favorite Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium (home of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp), and a rare Orix Buffaloes home game at Hotto Motto Field Kobe.

For an idea on what to expect, check out our 2023 Tour Recap.

This tour can be combined with the South Korea Tour and NPB Tour Segment 2

Click here to download a spreadsheet version of our full tour schedule.

We recommend arriving to Tokyo one day early to give your body time to rest, adjust to the time change, and ensure you arrive on time for the welcome dinner. We would be happy to reserve your hotel for an additional night. If you want more time in Tokyo you may want to join Segment 2 of our NPB Tour.

This tour may be very physically demanding for some guests due to our frequent travel and Japan’s heat and humidity in August and September. We will change hotels six times via sometimes long train rides. It is required that all guests must be able to carry/roll their own luggage during train transfers for about 1/3 mile (including up and down flights of stairs), and also lift their bags to the overhead space on trains. If you expect to have any difficulties with these requirements, then we recommend that you consider the Tokyo NPB Tour.


  • Tuesday, August 27: Depart U.S.A., cross international date line in-air (You may want to consider leaving earlier – see note above)
  • Aug 28: Arrival to Tokyo and welcome dinner
  • Aug 29: Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama BayStars @ Yokohama Stadium (6:00 PM)
  • Aug 30: Yokohama BayStars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Vantelin Dome Nagoya (6:00 PM)
  • Aug 31: Ichiro Museum; J1 League Soccer (optional)
  • September 1: Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima (6:00 PM)
  • Sep 2: Hiroshima sightseeing
  • Sep 3: Sadaharu Oh Museum; Nippon-Ham Fighters vs SoftBank Hawks @ Fukuoka PayPay Dome (6:00 PM)
  • Sep 4: Seibu Lions vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field (6:00 PM)
  • Sep 5: Koshien Museum; Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium (6:00 PM)
  • Sep 6: Kyoto sightseeing
  • Saturday, Sep 7: Return to Tokyo. Depart or continue to NPB Tour Segment 2
*This itinerary is subject to change.


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