Watching baseball in Japan is a lot of fun. The fans really get into the game shouting synchronized chants and cheers. There is even a special cheer song for each player at bat on the home team.
There are cheerleaders and animated mascot characters that periodically go out onto the field to lead the crowd in cheers and chants.
We’ve been to plenty of baseball games in Japan, but not since the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 6, 2022, we headed out to Vantelin Dome in Nagoya to see the Chunichi Dragons take on the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. The Toyo Carp defeated the Dragons four to two.
The atmosphere wasn’t quite the same because cheering and shouting was prohibited. The synchronized cheers were played over a loudspeaker. The fans were encouraged to clap and bang their plastic cheering bats, but it didn’t have the same energy.
When we go to a baseball game with a tour, we usually get better seats than the ones in this video. Because it was just the two of us, we opted for the cheaper seats.
It’s fun to get a beer, sit back, relax, and enjoy the entertainment of watching the game and the fans equally. The seats in the video are from the Panorama A section, which were 2,000 yen on this particular day.
If you’re interested in going to a Japanese baseball game, you can buy tickets online or at convenience stores in Japan.
Food and Drinks
Tip: Unlike baseball games in the United States, you can take food and drinks into the stadium in Japan. However, you can’t bring in cans and plastic bottles for safety reasons. Drinks in cardboard containers are allowed.
Cost of Food and Drinks:
Yakisoba: 450 yen
Edamame: 300 yen
Popcorn: 300 yen
Draft beer: 750 yen
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