To Buy Baseball, please do TWO things first:

1. Understand how it works by reading How It Works.

2. Scroll through this entire page below schedule to fully see its contents. Click (or tap) on the home team of the date you want to start the ordering process.

The Tokyo area has five teams highlighted in blue below. The Kyoto area has three teams highlighted in tan. For tips on stadiums and teams, read Choosing a Game.

Giants at Tokyo Dome

Due to a a few trip cancellations in August and September, I have:

  • Aug. 25th: one "Better" (B) ticket on the third base side at Tokyo Dome
  • Sept. 15th: one "Good" (FC) ticket on the third base side (row 9) at Tokyo Dome
  • Sept. 16th: one "Good" (FC) ticket on the third base side (row 7) at Tokyo Dome

Please write to michael@japanball.com if interested.

The tickets that came available were from people who ordered early and had to change their plans. The Giants are traditionally the most popular team in Japan. Leading the Central League for the first time in several years has brought their popularity up again, and tickets are hard to come by. In the future, please plan at least three months ahead if you want to see the Giants on your visit. The Swallows, who play a few stops down the tracks, are a great alternative, as are the Marines out in Chiba, who have the best cheering section in Japan. The Giants are not the only game in town!

Hawks September 3rd

Due to a trip cancellation, I have two Benchside tickets on the first base (home) side at Fukuoka Dome on September 3rd. Please write to michael@japanball.com if interested.

WBSC Premier 12 Super Round

November 11th to 17th will be the WBSC Premier 12 Super Round, split between Chiba's Zozo Marine Field and Tokyo Dome. If you want to see a specific country play (other than Samurai Japan), it's going to be difficult to determine which game you'll want to attend. Everything depends on how Group A in Mexico, Group B in Taiwan, and Group C in Korea conclude. First and second place countries move on to the Super Round in Japan.

Complicating matters more, depending on if Japan moves on as B1 or B2 will determine which teams face each other and where. You can get the official schedule in PDF format from here.

No Restrictions on Bags

A questions I've been getting a lot lately is, "Can I bring my bag/backpack to the game?" YES! Bags and backpacks are allowed to all events in Japan. You may want to limit the size to something that will fit under the seat. The general rule is that, so long as it doesn't get in anyone's way, no problem.

On a related question, yes, DSLR camera and large lenses are also allowed.

2019 Japan Baseball Schedule
Click << and >> below to work calendar. Click team for game info and to begin order.

All prices in US Dollars.
 

Games on schedule are listed by home team.
* denotes game at stadium other than primary home.
** denotes tentative playoff game. Venue may change depending on the season outcome.
Red denotes tickets sold out or otherwise not available.
Click on team for prices/venue details and to order.
 

CITY TEAM LEGEND HOME
Central Tokyo Yomiuri GIANTS G Tokyo Dome
Central Tokyo Yakult SWALLOWS S Jingu Stadium
West Tokyo Seibu LIONS L Seibu Dome
East Tokyo Chiba Lotte MARINES M QVC Stadium
South Tokyo Yokohama BAYSTARS BS Yokohama Municipal
Osaka Orix BUFFALOES B Osaka Dome
Osaka Hanshin TIGERS T Koshien Stadium
Nagoya Chunichi DRAGONS D Nagoya Dome
Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS H Yahoo Dome
Hiroshima Hiroshima CARP C Mazda Stadium
Sapporo Nippon Ham FIGHTERS F Sapporo Dome
Sendai Rakuten Golden EAGLES E Miyagi Stadium