Witness the Japanese Game on Hallowed Grounds
September 16-21: Three Games, Two Cities, Five Days
Koshien Stadium. Meiji Jingu Stadium. For followers of the Japanese game, these grounds are sacred. Both ballparks are relics of the days before professional baseball in Japan, when amateur baseball and its purity ruled the athletic scene. Hanshin Koshien Stadium opened in 1924 to host the famed National High School Baseball Championship and Meiji Jingu Stadium opened in 1926 to host intercollegiate competition. They are two of the oldest active professional ballparks in the world and among the few remaining where both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played.
Catch games in both of these stadiums and then head south to Japan’s second-biggest city, Yokohama, to catch a ballgame at beautiful Yokohama Stadium, recently renovated to accommodate the Tokyo Olympics. You can also opt to add a Giants game at the Tokyo Dome before the formal Post Tour starts!
- Thur. 9/16: Depart U.S.A., cross international date line in-air (for those doing tour as stand-alone)
- 9/17 Tokyo: Arrival and welcome dinner; optional Swallows @ Tokyo Yomiuri Giants (6:00 PM) for those continuing from Main Tour
- 9/18 Osaka: Dragons @ Hanshin Tigers (2:00 PM)
- 9/19 Tokyo: Carp @ Tokyo Yakult Swallows (6:00 PM)
- 9/20 Tokyo: Dragons @ Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2:00 PM)
- Tues. 9/21: Departure
A guide to lead you through a detailed itinerary with an engaging combination of stadiums, teams, targeted sightseeing and outings, the result of which will give you a cost-effective and in-depth personal tour of the country like no other.
Business class accommodation with modern facilities.
All in-tour land travel (including the famous high-speed bullet train!).
Tickets for best available game seats for three NPB games (tickets for the optional game on 9/17 require an additional cost).
Welcome dinner (for those doing tour as stand-alone).
Additional sightseeing at little or no cost to you.
Visits with local friends and/or baseball personalities.
Detailed airport arrival and departure instructions (in some cases, airport transportation may be included).
Scheduling flexibility. Want to come early or stay late? We can help you plan that. Many of our guests arrive a day or two early to acclimate to the time change and get their bearings. However, we do recommend doing most of your personal travel after our tour because we take pride in teaching our guests how to get around on their own, and that will make your personal travel more enjoyable.
Translation and travel desk services.
A truly remarkable time.
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