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⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

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⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

Greetings all!

I am hoping to bring my young family of 5 from Australia to Japan for our next overseas holiday.

We love the cuisine, mad gaming and anime fans and we are baseball crazy!

I was hoping for any advice re: the timing of our trip around the baseball season - keeping in mind we are also excited to visit Universal and Disney.

What is the best time of year to take in a baseball game? Where do you purchase tickets from? What team should we barrack for/city should we watch the game? Any insider advice is much appreciated (and any other must-dos for kids aged 2 to 9 in Japan.

Thanking you kindly

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Tsukuba, Japan
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1. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

Timing:

The professional baseball season ends in October. It is hard to say when is the best season to see it, but considering that it's still hot in August and also that the school holidays for most elementary, mid, and high schools are until August 31 in Japan, I think it's better to visit the Universal Studio Japan and Tokyo Disney Resorts(TDR) in September.

Where to see the games:

In Kanto Region, the franchise of Tokyo Yomiuri Giants is Tokyo Dome at JR Suidobashi Station, that of Tokyo Yakut Swallows is Jingu Kyujo (Ball Park) at Gaiemmae Station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, that of Saitama Seibu Lions is Metlife Dome at Seibu Kyujo Mae, @30 min. from Ikebukuro by Seibu Ikebukuro Line, that of Yokohama DeNA BayStars at Yokohama Stadium in front of JR Kannai Station, and that of Chiba Lotte Marines is at QVC Marines Fields

In Nagoya, there is the franchise of Nagoya Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome.

In Kansai Region, there is the franchise of Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Kyujo, that of Orix Buffaroes at Kyocera Dome Osaka.

In Hiroshima, the franchise of Hiroshima Toyo Carps is Matsuda Stusium.

In Fukuoka, the franchise of Softbank Hawks at Fukuoka Dome.

In Sapporo, the franchise of Sapporo Nippon-Ham Fighters is at Sapporo Dome.

In Sendai, the franchise of Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles is at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi.

Please see this.

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2081.html

New York City, New...
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2. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan/155416…

a much better source for this information IMO.

general timing along with current year schedule.

http://npb.jp/eng/

For Amine in Tokyo.

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3069.html

Many threads on calendar for visit to disney but this is the best one using google translate.

http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

London, United...
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3. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

The best time of year to watch baseball and visit Disney is April. This is the start of the season and also one of the quietest times at Disney.

The biggest clubs are Yomiuri Giants (Tokyo) and Hanshin Tigers (Osaka). A game between them is the best of all. Tickets are difficult to get.

Yakult Swallows (Shinjuku) are also really fun to visit.

Hiroshima Carp are also currently really popular.

You can't really go wrong with any of teh teams and the atmosphere is fun.

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

I would pick May as best time (after Golden week). Weather is good, crowds are not heavy.

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5. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

MapleG. Any idea how golden week next year will play out with the change in throne? But yes, I was planning my trip to arrive on May 8 but with the whole change in CX redemption miles, that plan is cokced up a little and might need to keep my march dates.

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: ⚾️Baseball fans! ⚾️

Sorry, not able to advise on the Emperor resign issue. Believe it is end of April.

I avoid Golden week and always have...just come after it ends.

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