Jingu Baseball Stadium

Jingu Baseball Stadium, Shinjuku: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Jingu Baseball Stadium Reviews: 4/5

Jingu Baseball Stadium
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Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.

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brettoly
Fort Thomas, KY64 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2019 • Solo
I love the Japanese baseball experience. Packed house, energy throughout the game. This is a fun place to see a game. Highly recommend.
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thelonious22
Seongnam4,288 contributions
Old stadium
Jul 2019 • Friends
Despite the humid uncomfortable weather, Yakult Swallows fans packed Meiji Jingu Stadium for their game against the Hiroshima Carp. Fans for both teams were about equally represented making it an exciting game. Despite their last place standing, the Swallows fans were enthusiastic. Swallows fell behind early and let the game get out of hand to 12-2 by the seventh. In the rare scoring scenarios by the Swallows, the fans would perform an umbrella dance which was a unique tradition to Meiji Jingju Stadium. While the experience was fun, the stadium is the oldest in the league and most seats are way too small for the average sized person making it impossible for someone sitting in the middle to exit unless everyone else stands and gets out of the way. We were sitting near the foul pole and view of a significant section of the stadium was obstructed. For a more comfortable viewing, it’d be better to watch one of the other Tokyo area teams.
Written August 5, 2019
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Untethered Together
17 contributions
Amazing crowd experience
Jun 2019
Baseball in Taiwan is nothing like baseball in the US. Can't compare to any other stadium in Taiwan as this is the only one we've been to, but it was very easy to maneuver to will call where we had our tickets waiting for us, easy to ask for help in finding our seats, and of course love love love the beer girls running around for the entirety of the game with tiny kegs on their backs. 10/10 would visit again.
Written July 22, 2019
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seth r
raanana214 contributions
Great Fun
Jul 2019 • Solo
Went to a Swallows game. Just great fun. Fans singing the whole time (when their team is up to bat), and the crowd is made up of families, children, businessman, women - just people out to have a good time. Safe and clean (ushers came around at the end of the 4th inning with garbage bags) . Easy to get to on the metro Ginza line.
Ordered tickets in advance on the Swallows web site - in English - easy to follows instructions.
Written July 17, 2019
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McArthur3
Edinburgh, UK255 contributions
Interesting differences
May 2019 • Couples
Having visited multiple US baseball stadiums and being fans from afar we visited here to experience the Japanese option. The stadium is easy to find and is on the subway line. It's an older stadium but offers good views and good entertainment. It was especially good to see the home fans celebrating and using their umbrellas for good luck. The food options were quite limited if you did not want Japanese style noodles or fish.
Written July 1, 2019
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Dale W
Machida, Japan131 contributions
Swallows
Mar 2019
Great venue for some Japanese baseball. Fans are awesome and service is great. Hot dogs and Brooklyn beer.
Written March 16, 2019
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Lyall F
33 contributions
Baseball
Oct 2018 • Solo
Wow.... Fantastic game, fantastic, friendly and helpful staff. Served at your seat. So close to transport.
Written October 16, 2018
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Zachary H
Tokyo, Japan4,427 contributions
Not a bad seat in the stadium
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great way to spend an evening in Tokyo! Bring in your own food and drinks. Good people and good baseball! Well worth it!
Written October 8, 2018
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Kasey G
Mackay, Australia504 contributions
Awesome venue
Oct 2018 • Family
Awesome venue. Everything including toilets, food and drink are very accessible. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the Tokyo Swallows thrash the Tigers. Atmosphere was electric!
Written October 8, 2018
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Monty S
Toronto, Canada333 contributions
If you do one thing only in Japan, go to a Swallows baseball game - here is how to do it
Aug 2018 • Couples
Whether you are a baseball fan, or detest the sport, you must attend a professional Japanese Baseball game - and if you are in Tokyo, go see the Swallows.

Buying the tickets: The Swallows have an English-language website, from which you should purchase tickets. Buy your tickets 1 - 2 months in advance - from wherever you call home - as far as possible in advance, as good games (all games?) sell-out. I checked Stubhub and some other resellers, and their prices are multiples of the going rate.

We had excellent seats, a few rows up along the 1st baseline (where the home team has their good seats). If I would go again, I would sit in the bleachers behind right field - for non-baseball fans, these are the seats way in the back, on the right side when you are standing at the home plate. Why? Because this is where the home team band and most enthusiastic fans sit. Let's be clear... The fans are the show; the baseball game is just a baseball game.

Arrive early to pick up your tickets - the instructions are clear when you buy them online, and they can be picked-up in a few minutes. Bring your own refreshments - food, and plastic bottles of drink can be brought in.

If you want to really participate, wear the green, Swallows colours, and bring 2 small baseball bats and a small parasol/umbrella. Why do this? So you can cheer with the home team - they tap the (novelty-size) bats when their team gets a base hit, and open and gesture with their umbrellas, while singing, when they get a run. Each player has his own chant - and the entire crowd seems to know all of these chants!

It is so hard to describe - to be properly prepared, watch a Youtube video of a Swallows game in advance.

The 7th inning fireworks, and cheerleaders in kimonos add to the unique, Japanese baseball game experience. Be sure to take lots of photos - everyone does.

One last piece of advice; take public transit to the stadium, and leave lots of time, as the crowds are ~ 30,000 people, and the stadium is in an area with a few parks, and not so many large roads.

Play ball!
Written September 11, 2018
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