Ryutai Rikigaku

Shopping Machiya
Ryutai Rikigaku

Fans of American pro sports will find this curious shop well worth a visit: the walls are lined with rare baseball and basketball memorabilia, some collected by owner Shigeo Maeno during his many years in the old US of A. Maeno is actually a notable journalist and sportswriter who regularly appears on TV sports and entertainment shows. Although his shop does stock standard gear like caps (he says he was the first to sell authentic MLB caps in Japan) and jerseys too, the most interesting items are the many signed and customised pictures, as well as the scorecards from classic ballgames. English is spoken to some extent, and Maeno is always happy to recount the details of specific items.


Venue name: Ryutai Rikigaku
Address: 2-2-3 Machiya, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

Transport: Machiya Station (Chiyoda, Keisei lines), exit 1; Machiya-ekimae Station (Toden Arakawa line)
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