Baseball Experience with Yakult Swallows

Baseball is Japan’s national sport and is so popular that it’s often difficult to snag tickets. Book your tickets in advance through Japan Awaits and enjoy the game with locals!

Baseball (commonly called yakyū in Japanese) was first introduced to Japan in 1872 with professional competitions starting in the 1920s. It is now the country’s most popular sport and the current league (Nippon Professional Baseball) consists of two leagues of 6 teams each.

Attending a baseball game in Tokyo is a great experience and introduction to modern Japanese culture. Many say that Japanese baseball culture is very different than other cultures, including that of America, where baseball is also a national sport. While the rallying and cheering in Japanese baseball is passionate and cheerful, it is also known to be respectful and organized–and is an absolute delight to be a part of.

In this Baseball Experience tour, enjoy a baseball game with a local tour guide who is also an expert and fan of Japanese baseball. Learn about what makes Japanese baseball so interesting and fun, while learning the chants to support the Yakult Swallows team!

Location: Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo

Price: 

  • Small group with Seats S, A or B: ¥13,500 per person (minimum of 2 people)
  • Small group with Seats S, A or B: ¥25,000 per person (for 1 person only)
  • Private group with Seats S, A and B: ¥17,500 per person (minimum of 2 people)
  • Private group with Seats S, A and B: ¥32,000 per person (for 1 person only) 

Baseball Stadium Seats

Included:

  • Tour Guide Fees
  • Baseball seat ticket (we will always try to reserve S Seats, A Seats, or B Seats, which are the best seats in the stadium)
  • Service Fee and Tax

Schedule (for 2018):

April
3 Tue YAKULT – CARP 18:00
4 Wed YAKULT – CARP 18:00
5 Thu YAKULT – CARP 18:00
6 Fri YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
7 Sat YAKULT – GIANTS 14:00
8 Sun YAKULT – GIANTS 13:00
21 Sat YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
22 Sun YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00

May

1 Tue YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
2 Wed YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
3 Thu YAKULT – DRAGONS 14:00
4 Fri YAKULT – CARP 18:00
5 Sat YAKULT – CARP 18:00
6 Sun YAKULT – CARP 18:00
25 Fri YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
26 Sat YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
27 Sun YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
29 Tue YAKULT – MARINES 18:00
30 Wed YAKULT – MARINES 18:00
31 Thu YAKULT – MARINES 18:00

June

5 Tue YAKULT – HAWKS 18:00
6 Wed YAKULT – HAWKS 18:00
7 Thu YAKULT – HAWKS 18:00
8 Fri YAKULT – BUFFALOES 18:00
9 Sat YAKULT – BUFFALOES 18:00
10 Sun YAKULT – BUFFALOES 13:00
19 Tue YAKULT – HAWKS 18:00
26 Tue YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
27 Wed YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
28 Thu YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
29 Fri YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
30 Sat YAKULT – TIGERS 17:00

July

1 Sun YAKULT – TIGERS 17:00
10 Tue YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
11 Wed YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
20 Fri YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
21 Sat YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
22 Sun YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
27 Fri YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
28 Sat YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
29 Sun YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
31 Tue YAKULT – CARP 18:00

August

1 Wed YAKULT – CARP 18:00
2 Thu YAKULT – CARP 18:00
7 Tue YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
8 Wed YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
9 Thu YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
14 Tue YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
15 Wed YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
16 Thu YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
17 Fri YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
18 Sat YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
19 Sun YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
24 Fri YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
25 Sat YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
26 Sun YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
31 Fri YAKULT – CARP 18:00

September
1 Sat YAKULT – CARP 18:00
2 Sun YAKULT – CARP 17:00
4 Tue YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
5 Wed YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
6 Thu YAKULT – DRAGONS 18:00
16 Sun YAKULT – CARP 18:00
19 Wed YAKULT – TIGERS 18:00
20 Thu YAKULT – GIANTS 18:00
29 Sat YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00
30 Sun YAKULT – BAYSTARS 18:00

The off-season for the national league is from the October until the February.


Photos


Additional Information

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement, but a reservation must be made for all guests, and the cost is the same. 

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Payment

All reservations are final and is payable via PayPal. Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, but ask that you please allow at least 5 days for us to confirm ticket availability.

  • Please book at least one month in advance of baseball game date. Tickets are often sold out one month beforehand, so it can sometimes be difficult to obtain them during your visit to Japan. By booking beforehand, we will secure the tickets for you so that you will be able to enjoy the baseball game without fail! 
  • Duration of tour: duration of baseball games are unpredictable. They usually last anywhere from one to three hours. The tour will end when the baseball game commences.

Q&A

Is food provided?

No, food is not provided, but snacks, drinks and merchandise are available for purchase at the stands in the stadium.

What is the difference between the seating?

  • Jingu Stadium (Yakult Swallows):
    S Seats: The seats are located right behind the batter, in the heart of the action
    A Seats: The seats are located behind the first and the third base, with a good view of the entire field and the players on the bench.
    B Seats: The seats are behind the foul pole, with a good view of the outfielder’s play.
    Outfield A Seats: The seats are located on the second floor, outside of S, A, and B seats, with a view of the entire field and can better see home-runs.
    Outfield B Seats: The seats are located on the third floor, outside of S, A, and B seats, with a view of the entire field and can better see home-runs.
    Outfield Non-reserved Seats: The seats are located on the third floor, outside of S, A, and B seats, with a view of the entire field and can better see home-runs. These seats are non-reserved, but on the game day, you may be able to choose your seat. Depending on the game day, these seats might not be available.
  • Tokyo Dome (Yomiuri Tokyo Giants):
    S Seats: The seats are located right behind the batter, in the heart of the action
    A Seats: The seats are located behind the first and the third base, with a good view of the entire field and the players on the bench.
    B Seats: The seats are behind the foul pole, with a good view of the outfielder’s play.
    C Seats: The seats are located on the second floor, outside of S, A, and B seats, with a view of the entire field and can better see home-runs.
    Standing Seats: The Seats are located inside the black line of the layout picture.
    Left and Right Side Seats: The seats are the best to see home-runs and where Giants’ fans’ are cheering the most.

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