Japan’s all time favorite game, Nippon Professional Baseball~

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Overview

 

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), is the highest level of baseball in Japan. Locally, it is often called Puro Yakyu (プロ野球), meaning Professional Baseball. The whole league consists of two league, Central League and the Pacific League, each of them has six-team circuits in it. Being one of the hottest sports in Japan, baseball is also quiet popular in both North and South America.

 

 

Teams

 

Team City/Area Stadium
Chunichi Dragons NagoyaAichi Nagoya Dome
Hanshin Tigers NishinomiyaHyōgo Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Hiroshima Toyo Carp HiroshimaHiroshima MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
Tokyo Yakult Swallows ShinjukuTokyo Meiji Jingu Stadium
Yokohama DeNA BayStars YokohamaKanagawa Yokohama Stadium
Yomiuri Giants BunkyoTokyo Tokyo Dome
Chiba Lotte Marines ChibaChiba QVC Marine Field
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks FukuokaFukuoka Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters SapporoHokkaidō Sapporo Dome
Orix Buffaloes OsakaOsaka Kyocera Dome Osaka
Saitama Seibu Lions TokorozawaSaitama Seibu Dome
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles SendaiMiyagi Kleenex Stadium Miyagi

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Professional_Baseball#Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasons

 

Season batting is from the last decade of March to the beginning of October。

Climax Series (each league’ s play off )lasts from the beginning of October to the mid-October.

 

Japan Series starts from about mid-October and ends at about the beginning of November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Purchase Ticket

 

1.Buy tickets at the tickets shop of each stadium.

E.g. In the case of Hanshin Koshien Stadium, there are Day ticket and Advance ticket. Empirically, popular games’ Day tickets sold out quickly, and sometimes even though there are some left, usually not good seats. Thus, purchasing Advance tickets is strongly recommended. Besides, Advance tickets can be bought during the same season from quiet early time. Also, better to purchase it earlier in case of sold out.

 

Tickets can also be bought at Japanese convenience store , for example Lawson.

 

 

2.Buy tickets at each circuit’s site.

There is special website of tickets selling for each circuit. Tickets can be bought there. Also, there are some special privileges if you joined in their fan clubs.

 

 

 

Seats

 

In order to feel the exciting atmosphere more, outfield bleachers are better choice. On the other hand, if a free and easy time is expected, infield bleachers are recommended.

 

 

In order to feel the exciting atmosphere more, outfield bleachers are better choice. On the other hand, if a free and easy time is expected, infield bleachers are recommended.

 

Besides, there are some other different types of seats.

 

 

Backstop seats. (All stadiums)

The Backtop seats are seats that people can watch the baseball well from the backstop.

Tearrace seats(Nagoya Dome, Yokohama Stadium, MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium)

Terrace seats are one of the most relaxed seats to watch a game.

 

 

Box seats

(Maiji Jingu Stadium, Hanshin Koshien Stadium, Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, Yokohama Stadium, QVC Marine Field)

Box seats are especially for groups of people.

 

 

Restaurant seats (Nagoya Dome, Koceradome)

At restaurant seats, it is possible to enjoy delicious food served there while watching games.

 

 

Excite seats, Prime seats

Tokyo Dome,Hanshin Koshien Stadium,Yokohama Stadium,  Koceradome,QVC Marine Field)

 

 

These seats are at the most front of infield bleachers.

 

Party seats (MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium)

For groups with 25 to 200 people.

 

Sky box seats (Sapporo Dome)

Higher than usual outfield seats, sky box seats have a better view on the whole game.

 

Prime seats (Nagoya Dome)

Seats with one food and one drink.

 

Home line terrace seats (Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome)

Right in front of the ground, home line terrace seats have the excellent view of outfield balls and home line ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access

 

  • Hanshin Koshien Stadium

 

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http://www.hanshin.co.jp/koshien/global/en/access/

 

 

Nearest station

 

Hanshin Railway Koshien Station 5minutes by foot

Address 1-82 Koshien-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken 〒663-8152

 

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http://www.hanshin.co.jp/koshien/global/en/access/

 

 

For more information, please refers to Homepage

http://www.hanshin.co.jp/koshien/global/en/access/

 

 

 

 

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http://zasekihyou-arena.com/tokyodome/

 

 

Nearest Stations

 

JR CHUO-SOBU LINE(SUIDOBASHI ST.)

MITA LINE(SUIDOBASHI ST.)

MARUNOUCHI LINE(KORAKUEN ST.)

NAMBOKU LINE(KORAKUEN ST.)

OEDO LINE (KASUGA ST.)

 

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http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/access/

 

 

  • Time from Airports

 

Haneda–about40min.

Narita–about 70min.

 

  • By Car

 

Shuto Expressway NO.5 Nishikanda ramp or Iidabashi ramp

 

For more information, please refers to Homepage

http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/access/

 

 

  • For access of other stadiums, please refers to each stadium’s home page for further imfromation.

 

 

 

 

 

How to enjoy

 

Most of us go to games to give us supports to players and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of games. Sometimes there is special way of cheering according to different stadium. (Hanshin Koshien Stadium used to use jet balloon for cheering) Since we come to watch the game lively, instead of simply watching games on television, let us fully enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the stadium and enjoy the game with people around together!

 

One of the most differences from watching games on television is that, it is possible to see the game from various angles, not only the pitcher, but also players of other positions.

 

Besides, that pitch and chance is quiet clear distinguishes baseball from soccer and other sports game. Whenever there is a pitch or a chance, it is going to be the most wonderful moment, hope everyone would enjoy ‘home line’ and ‘fine play’ there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necessaries

 

According to the weather ,there might be necessary to bring a raincoat. On the other side, remember to bring a cap and enough water when there is a special hot temperature. Also, some newspaper might be helpful when there is a need to put bags on the ground, and one plastic bag for both rubbish and rain. Besides, to further enjoy baseball game, don not forget binoculars, seat cushion. (in case of long-time games).

 

 

 

 

 

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