Watching sports in Tokyo is becoming a more popular activity among foreign visitors, and especially baseball games have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Actually, the level of Japanese baseball is pretty high. How about watching a world-class baseball game and while sipping a beer in Tokyo?? Today, I’d like yo introduce how to watch Japanese baseball games in Tokyo.
When it comes to sports in Japan, many people may think of SUMO, which is the most well-known national sport in the country. However, in fact, the most popular and watched sport in Japan is baseball.
Japanese baseball has a glorious history, which includes several victories of the international tournaments such as World Baseball Classic (WBC). The Japanese national team, a.k.a. Samurai Japan, has won the championship of WBC twice, after beating strong opponents like the United States, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Japan has baseball leagues extremely popular nationwide. NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) consists of two professional leagues: Central League and Pacific League. Each league has 6 teams, and 2 of them have their home fields in Tokyo: Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows.