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”

Yokohama, Sunday April 7th, 2019

The last stop on our 2019 stadium tour brought us to Yokohama Stadium, the home of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. Unlike the previous stops on the tour, the weather was much more agreeable, with a hint of spring in the air. 1. Getting to the game We did not go straight from our hotel inContinue reading “Yokohama, Sunday April 7th, 2019”

Seeing Baseball Games in Japan: Part 4: Being a Tourist in a Foreign Land

During our visits to Japan, we experienced a culture to which we had no direct connection. Even though the culture was different, there were many touchstones from home. Below are some of the customs about which we learned traveling in Japan. 1. The Language Barrier Traveling to a land where you neither read or speakContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan: Part 4: Being a Tourist in a Foreign Land”