Shinjuku, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

1. Tokyo to Fukushima Since we had time, and the JapanRail Pass at our disposal, the day started with a side trip to Fukushima. We intentionally left after the Tokyo morning commute, arriving at Tokyo Station after 0900. We boarded the Tohoku-Hokkaido Shinkansen bound for Fukushima station at 1000. Shortly after leaving the Tokyo metroContinue reading “Shinjuku, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019”

Sendai, Japan Wednesday, April 4th, 2019

1. Getting to Sendai After seeing a ballgame in Shinjuku Tuesday night, we rose early to take the train from Shinjuku to Tokyo Station to catch the Shinkansen to Sendai for an early afternoon ballgame. Since we were leaving Tokyo for a few days, we checked out of our hotel, taking our luggage with us.Continue reading “Sendai, Japan Wednesday, April 4th, 2019”

Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 3: Going to the games

Going to a baseball game in Japan is much like going to a game in the US. However, being in a place where we could not speak or read the language did pose some issues not experienced here. Below are a few of the things we learned going to Japanese baseball games. 1. Getting toContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 3: Going to the games”

Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 2: Traveling in Japan

In the previous post, we covered some of the aspects of planning the trip we felt were important to prepare you for the journey. In this post, we will review some of the things we discovered about traveling while you are in Japan. Hopefully these tips can make your travels easier. 1. Getting to whereContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 2: Traveling in Japan”

Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 1: Before you leave for Japan

You want to see baseball games in Japan? Having been there twice (with another trip scheduled for May 2020), I would say GO! While baseball is baseball, regardless of where it’s played, the Japanese passion for the game alone is worth the visit. A Japanese baseball is more like a college football game in theContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 1: Before you leave for Japan”