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Northern Add-On Tour

by Brandon Yano

Kingdom of the North

August 2023: Approximately 5 Days, 3 Cities, 3 Games

Note: The description and itinerary below are from 2022. We left the information on this page to give an idea of what to expect.

Three NPB teams are located north of Tokyo, and on this tour, we’ll see them all!

We start off with a quick bullet train north to Sendai, to see Masahiro Tanaka and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Then, we’ll fly to Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, where the NipponHam Fighters (former team of Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish) play in the city of Sapporo (yes, you can visit the brewery, which is beautiful and has a beer museum!). Finally, we return to Tokyo to see the Saitama Seibu Lions, who play their home games just northwest of the city in Tokorozawa.

This tour can be paired with our South Korea Tour, Tokyo Add-On Tour, and/or Main Tour.

As of this writing, tourists are still not permitted to enter Japan. We expect that this will change soon and that in order to enter Japan, travelers will at least need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and will probably have to present a negative Covid test, amongst other requirements. Visit the website of the US Embassy in Japan for current information.

Sample Itinerary From 2022

If not joining from the Tokyo Add-On Tour, 

    • Sat. 8/13: Arrival to Tokyo (if not joining from the Tokyo Add-On Tour)
    • 8/14 Sendai: Lions @ Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (5:00 PM)
    • 8/15 Sapporo: Fly to Sapporo from Sendai + group activity
    • 8/16 Sapporo: Eagles @ Hokkaido NipponHam Fighters (6:00 PM) 
    • 8/17 Tokyo: Hawks @ Saitama Seibu Lions (6:00 PM)
    • Thurs 8/18: Departure
Note: Itinerary as listed above is subject to change.


As an add-on to the Main Tour and/or Tokyo Add-On:

$TBA double occupancy

$TBA single supplement

As a stand-alone tour:

$TBA double occupancy

$TBA single supplement

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