Where to watch baseball in Tokyo

Tokyoites take their baseball as seriously as the Americans. Here's where to watch some of the top matches in the city

Written by
Mayumi Koyama

Tokyo has two professional baseball teams: Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Their home stadiums are very accessible so just rock up on game day to get your tickets – get ready to scream, shout and cheer.

Tokyo's two major league baseball stadiums

  • Music
  • Suidobashi

Home of the Yomiuri Giants, Tokyo’s largest baseball stadium holds over 40,000 people under its roof. Games take place rain or shine – just don’t forget to bring an orange-coloured towel to cheer the home team.

  • Things to do
  • Shinanomachi

Tokyo Yakult Swallows’ cosy stadium is accessible from both Gaienmae and Sendagaya stations. It has an intimate setting so you can watch the game close to the action. Look out for the home fans’ innovative umbrella-focused cheerleading routine.

Where to celebrate the victory

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