Posted by: Ayu
Hi all! This is Ayu from Sakura Hostel Asakusa.
Have you seen any baseball games in Japan?
Do you know anything about our professional league?
In Japan, the season starts in March and now it's almost end of 2015 season.
Like MLB, we have 2 leagues - Central League & Pacific League.
In our Baseball Watching Tour, we usually visit Jingu Stadium, which is home stadium of Yakurt Swallows in Central League.
Tokyo Dome is also very popular among our guests, and it's home stadium of Yomiuri Giants in Central League as well.
So you'll have more chance to see the Central League games in Tokyo.
But I would like to recommend another stadium today.
It is Chiba Marine Stadium!
Chiba prefecture is next to Tokyo, and it takes about 1 hour by subway + train.
The stadium is very close to Tokyo Disney Resort.
The nearest station is Kaihin Makuhari station on JR Keiyo Line.
Cute monuments of Marines' mascot will welcome you in front of the exit.
You'll also find Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari?right next to the station.
It's about 10 minutes walk from the station to the stadium.
Theres also shuttle buses available on the day of the game. (only 100 yen)
Just before getting to the stadium, you'll see a large building, Makuhari Messe.
Many big events are held in this place, and they'll have Tokyo Game Show this month!
Chiba Marine Stadium is now called ''QVC Marine Field'' due to the naming rights.
If you buy the ticket on the spot, find here.
This building is official good shop and Marines Museum. Get some cheering items and learn the history of the team before watching the game!
After entering the stadium, what I want to recommend is to taste the food there!
There are many shops along the concourse.
The red alphabets are all indicating the food shops.
My recommendation is indicated by I, ''FOOD COURT CHIBA''.
My favorite is ''MOTSU NIKOMI'' (600 yen).
The wrinkled object on left bottom is ''MOTSU'' - pork stomach.
MOTSU NIKOMI is kind of stew with pork stomach and vegetables.
It is a very popular dish in drinking places such as Japanese Izakaya, or in baseball / football stadiums!
My friend customized it with a pile of red ginger (free toppings available).
I never had any food during the football game, but this is what is good about baseball!
On that day, we could also see some fireworks during the game break.
Now you know Japanese baseball stadium is full of fun, don't you?
Plan your visit to Japan and have fun at baseball stadiums!!
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Posted by: Ayu (September 6, 2015 8:29 PM)