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Baseball Experience with Yakult Swallows

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    Visit: Jingu Baseball Stadium, 3-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, you can enjoy a baseball game with a small group and a local tour guide who is also an expert and fan of Japanese baseball (private tour option also available). Learn about what makes Japanese baseball so interesting and support Yakult Swallows team. The game can last anywhere from one hour to three hours (the tour will end when the game commences).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jingu Baseball Stadium, 3-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013 Tokyo Prefecture
    Departure Time
    Please meet the guide between 5 PM to 6 PM. We will provide more instructions after booking.
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Tour Guide Fees
    • Service Fee and Tax
    • Entry/Admission - Jingu Baseball Stadium
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, but snacks, drinks and merchandise are available for purchase at the stands in the stadium.
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • 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.
    • The baseball ticket price (for guests and for tour guide) is included in this tour.
    • One of the following seats at the Jingu Stadium will be booked for this tour, depending on availability:
    • 1) S Seats: The seats are located right behind the batter, in the heart of the action
    • 2) 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.
    • 3) B Seats: The seats are behind the foul pole, with a good view of the outfielder’s play.
    • Schedule (for 2019): April 3 Tue Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 4 Wed Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 5 Thu Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 6 Thu Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 7 Fri Yakult - Giants 14:00 PM 8 Sat Yakult - Giants 13:00 PM 12 Sat Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 22 Sun Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • May 1 Tue Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 2 Wed Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 3 Thu Yakult - Dragons 14:00 PM 4 Fri Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 5 Sat Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 6 Sun Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 25 Fri Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 26 Sat Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 27 Sun Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 29 Tue Yakult - Marines 18:00 PM 30 Wed Yakult - Marines 18:00 PM 31 Thu Yakult - Marines 18:00 PM
    • June 5 Tue Yakult - Hawks 18:00 PM 6 Wed Yakult - Hawks 18:00 PM 7 Thu Yakult - Hawks 18:00 PM 8 Fri Yakult - Buffaloes 18:00 PM 9 Fri Yakult - Buffaloes 14:00 PM 10 Sat Yakult - Buffaloes 13:00 PM 19 Tue Yakult - Hawks 18:00 PM 26 Tue Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 27 Wed Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 28 Thu Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 29 Fri Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 30 Sat Yakult - Tigers 17:00 PM
    • July 8 Mon Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 9 Tue Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 10 Wed Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 16 Tue Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 17 Wed Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 26 Fri Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 27 Sat Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 28 Sun Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM
    • Aug 2 Fri Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 3 Sat Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 4 Sun Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 6 Tue Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 7 Wed Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 8 Thu Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 12 Mon Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 13 Tue Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 14 Wed Yakult - Baystars 18:00 PM 16 Fri Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 17 Sat Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 18 Sun Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 23 Fri Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 23 Fri Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 24 Sat Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM 25 Sun Yakult - Tigers 18:00 PM
    • Sept 3 Tue Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 4 Wed Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 5 Thu Yakult - Carp 18:00 PM 6 Fri Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 7 Sat Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 8 Sun Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 21 Sat Yakult - Dragons 18:00 PM 22 Sun Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM 23 Mon Yakult - Giants 18:00 PM
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    What a blast I had with Yoko on the baseball tour. Baseball in Japan is wildly different from back home and the chants were very fun to do.
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    Response from JapanAwaits, Guest Relations Manager at Baseball Experience with Yakult Swallows
    Responded Aug 19, 2018
    Hi Adam, thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a great time on the Baseball Experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon in Japan!
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    We booked the private option for the baseball experience with JapanAwaits and were not disappointed. They really went above and beyond to work with us to accommodate to our schedule and the tour guide met us at our hotel since we booked a private tour. I am glad we had the
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    Response from JapanAwaits, Guest Relations Manager at Baseball Experience with Yakult Swallows
    Responded Aug 20, 2018
    We are happy you enjoyed the Baseball Experience with us and had a great time with the tour guide. We hope to see you again soon!
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

    By: Japan Awaits
    289 reviews
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    NJ2509
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    43
    Nagano guide and snow monkey with Toru
    Toru was an absolute pleasure. He created a fantastic schedule for us for and it was perfect! He was informative
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    Chase E
    San Francisco, California
    32
    Tickets received as promised
    Japan awaits delivered the tickets as promised, and even earlier than I thought they would. Great service and I
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    eir_peirre
    11
    Awesome experience
    If you want to learn more about geisha first hand from a geisha, this is a MUST TRY!!! Will definitely recommend 😁
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    gogaterz
    Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
    5997
    Nice and Fun Experience
    This was very informative, interesting, and also fun! The geisha and her assistant were very nice and so polite.
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    Kcwoods1
    10
    Fun and educational geisha experience
    The games were fun and it was interesting and informative. A really good range of activities. Everyone was great
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    NittyL89
    Selden, New York
    20
    Great Experience
    Worth it! Great experience, great memories. Very welcoming and very helpful. You can experience alone or in a
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    andrewhM7178KA
    10
    Fantastic!
    It was an amazing cultural experience. The dances and artistry was fantastic, and the games and activities were
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    W6965BIfelipem
    10
    Great experience
    Amazing experience would recommend, great games lots of fun and they are very good at taking photos and very
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    180karino
    31
    Great learning with the lovely Geisha!
    Had a lovely and relaxed evening with Yu Ki Mi and our guide. Both were friendly, patient, and eager to give us a
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    kluseaxia
    10
    Snow Monkey Resort, Toddler-Style
    We had a wonderful day with Fan as our guide. She was so warm and knowledgeable, and really catered to our three
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    Sharpebalth
    Holywood, United Kingdom
    83
    Interesting, if slightly eccentric, tour.
    An interesting tour through two museums that don't particularly cater to non-Japanese speakers. Which made having
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    review_acuity
    20
    Totally worth it!
    This was an excellent experience. Mack was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I'm a big whiskey fan
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    amcateade
    Canberra, Australia
    1419
    Exactly what we wanted.
    This company took all the stress out of scrambling to get tickets for the Ghibli Museum. They were able to secure
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    486jiec
    10
    Interesting experience
    It was an interesting experience, learned a lot about Geisha, but could have more performance than games
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    W6893NJsimonl
    10
    Amazing trip
    I got my tickets last minute and was fortunate enough to find a date I was available in. If you can, you must
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