How to Buy Japan Baseball Tickets – Japan Family Baseball Trivia & Tips

Our family is very loyal Yomiuri Giants fans, so we highly recommend going to see a Giants baseball game when in Japan. Here are some quick tips on How to Buy Japan Baseball tickets, and have a great time with the family! However, regardless of if you follow a baseball team or not attending a ballgame in Japan is a must! We love the chanting and cheering, the drink girls and the cleanliness! ORDER TICKETS BELOW

How to Buy Japan Baseball Tickets – Japan Family Baseball Trivia & Tips

Helpful Japanese Baseball Game Trivia & Tips:

  1. Baseball is called “Yakyu – 野球” ー Ya means “field” and Kyu means “ball.”
  2. Japan National Pro Baseball can trace its roots back to 1934 with the formation of the “Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club.”
  3. Japan’s professional baseball league is made up of two six-team divisions – Central and Pacific (see info on teams below).
  4. Games start in March and end with the Nippon Series in October. Here is the official calendar of regular games.
  5. Kids 5 and below are free lap-sitters – Kids younger than 1st grade do not need tickets but must sit on parents laps.
  6. Buy Tickets in Advance – Tickets run between 3,000 – 10,000 yen (depending on game and seats) – You can usually buy tickets at the stadium, but I recommend to buy ahead if you want good seats. See each team below and ticket sales.
  7. Think about seat location – Get seats as close to the field as possible so see the cute baseball mascots and genki cheerleaders. Also, remember to try to get the end of the Isle seats for the many bathroom breaks and walk around breaks.
  8. Give your kids a game budget – Kids love having their own money and will consider their purchases more. 1,000-2,000 yen is enough for food, drinks, and a souvenir.
  9. Walk around – Take a walk-around after the 4th or 5th inning to break-up the game, check out the food and souvenirs. Bathrooms can get busy so go early!
  10. Bring some small toys or drawing items – Our six-year-old has little interest after the 5th inning. To make it to the end we bring a small surprise pack of 100 yen store items (throwaway toys and drawing stuff).
  11. Bring a hat, umbrella and sun lotion –   Of the 12 major stadiums five are open air (meaning hot and sunny) so be prepared. The open-air home stadiums are Tokyo Yakult Swallows,  Yokohama DeNA BayStars, Chiba Lotte Marines, Hiroshima Carp, and Sendai’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

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How to Buy Japan Baseball Tickets – Japan Family Baseball Trivia & Tips

Tickets to all the pro leagues can be purchases at the links below.  Check out the Pro Baseball season calendar and then reserve your tickets.

CENTRAL LEAGUE  (in order of Tokyo proximity)
1. Yomiuri Giants (team website) – Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)  — Get Tickets   (Voyagin! trusted partner)
2. Tokyo Yakult Swallows  (team website) – Shinjuku, Tokyo (Meiji Jingu Stadium)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
3. Yokohama DeNA BayStars (team website) – Yokohama, Kanagawa (Yokohama Stadium)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin!)
4. Hiroshima Toyo Carp  (team website) – Hiroshima, Hiroshima (Mazada Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)  Get Tickets (Voyagin!)
5. Chunichi Dragons (team website) –   Nagoya, Aichi (Nagoya Dome) —  Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
6. Hanshin Tigers (team website)  – Nishinomiya, Hyogo (Hanshin Koshien Stadium) Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)


1. Chiba Lotte Marines (team website) –  Chiba, Chiba (ZOZO Marine Stadium)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
2. Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (team website) – Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Yahuoku! Dome)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
3. Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (team website) – Sapporo, Hokkaido (Sapporo Dome)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
4. Orix Buffaloes Osaka (team website) – Osaka (Kyocera Dome, Osaka)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
5. Saitama Seibu Lions  (team website)-  Tokorozawa, Saitama (MetLife Dome)  — Get Tickets (Voyagin! trusted partner)
6. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (team website) – Sendai, Miyagi (Kobo Park Miyagi)  —



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  1. Baseball seems far more popular than Football in Japan

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