To Buy Baseball tickets, please do TWO things first:

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

2. Scroll through this entire page below the 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.

E-mail Response Time

This is the time of year when ticket ordering, fetching, processing, refunding, and sending take up a great deal of my time. In order to do all of that, I tend to neglect my inbox. Please be sure to include everything you want to tell me in the "Anything Else?" field on checkout as I will most likely not see any e-mail followups before I place your order.

Ticket Deliveries

We get a lot of people requesting deliveries on the day of their games. Please don't do this! Too many hotels misplace the envelope and take an average of about two ours to track them down after I talk to them.

We prefer to get the tickets to you at the first place you stay after arriving in Japan. Alternatively, where you stay the longest is also good, provided that it is two days or more before your game.

If you arrive in Japan on the same day as your game (which I strongly discourage -- everything has to go right, and flight delays seem to be the norm), we'll have you pick up the tickets at a nearby post office.

Help with Planning

I haven't had much time to help people with their planning. However, a friend (and baseball fan) James Furdell has put together SportsMap.world, an interactive map for finding sporting events throughout the world. I've shared my schedule and venues with him to show when and where the baseball games in Japan will be this season. Wondering where the Swallows are on April 9th? You'll find them in Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu, not at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo.

This is a great companion when planning your trip. That's why James built the tool.

No Restrictions on Bags

A question I've been getting a lot lately is, "Can I bring my bag/backpack to the game?" YES! Bags and backpacks are allowed at 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 cameras and large lenses are also allowed.

Other Resources

I recently was a guest on the Lost Without Japan podcast (@lostwithoutjapan on Instagram), Season 3, Episode 9 if you want to hear my crazed ramblings. Mike there has several seasons of shows that focus on many different aspects of Japan, including many different cities and possible day trips. You can find details of all the shows here.

Giants.jp


I've gotten a number of notices from people telling me that the below schedule is wrong after looking at the Giants' Schedule. The issue is that the Giants' schedule site is converting all of the game times to the browser's time zone. And I'm guessing that the makers of the site don't know this is going on. It is causing quite a bit of confusion.

All dates and times on this site are local Japan Standard Time.

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

All prices are in US Dollars.

Games on schedule are listed by home team.
* denotes game at stadium other than primary home.
+ denotes game at alternative home (for some teams only).
Red denotes tickets not available.
Red struck out denotes tickets sold out.
Yellow text denotes limited or no availability.
Click on team for prices/venue details and to order.
 

CITY TEAM HOME
Central Tokyo Yomiuri GIANTS Tokyo Dome
Central Tokyo Yakult SWALLOWS Jingu Stadium
West of Tokyo Seibu LIONS Seibu Dome (Belluna Dome) / + Tokyo Dome
East of Tokyo Chiba Lotte MARINES Zozo Marine Stadium / + Tokyo Dome
South of Tokyo Yokohama BAYSTARS Yokohama Municipal
Osaka Orix BUFFALOES Kyocera Dome Osaka / + Hotto Motto Kobe / ++ Tokyo Dome
Osaka Hanshin TIGERS Koshien Stadium / + Kyocera Dome Osaka
Nagoya Chunichi DRAGONS Nagoya Dome (Vantelin Dome)
Hiroshima Hiroshima CARP Mazda Stadium
Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS PayPay Dome / + Kyocera Dome Osaka / ++ Tokyo Dome
Sapporo Nippon Ham FIGHTERS Es Con Field Hokkaido / + Sappro Dome
Sendai Rakuten Golden EAGLES Rakuten Life Park
Okinawa Prefecture Other Stadiums Chatan, Naha, Nago, or Urasoe

 

Cancelled Trips

Inevitably, some trips have to be cancelled. To help alleviate the loss, I try to find a new taker for the tickets. It's not aways possible, especially on short notice. But we'll do our best.

Here is the list of what we have on hand:

  • July 12: Giants (hosting BayStars) @ Tokyo Dome - First Base A, row 45, seats 285-289 - 5 tickets for $53.63 apiece
  • July 15: BayStars (hosting Carp) @ Yokohama Stadium - First Base SS, row 17, seat 68 - 1 ticket for $58.14
  • July 26: Swallows (hosting Carp) @ Meiji Jingu Stadium - First Base SS, row 24, seats 61-62 - 2 tickets for $44.75 apiece