Our spring tours feature countryside and spring training games, plus the Major League Baseball Opening Series in Tokyo.
Major League Baseball opens its 2019 Season in Japan at the iconic Tokyo Dome, home of Japan’s dominating team, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants.
The Oakland A’s host the Seattle Mariners for the two MLB season-opening games in the Tokyo Dome.
Our tour options:
MLB Opener Tour ($2,695) has all six games on the MLB Japan Opening Series schedule, plus a Japan big league spring training game, all in Tokyo.
MLB Opener “In-Brief” Tour ($2,175) has the two MLB regular season games, plus a Japan big league spring training game, all in Tokyo.
MLB Opener “Really Brief” Tour ( $1,795) has solely the two MLB regular season games in Tokyo.
MLB Pre-Tour ($1,095) has bullet trains and three Japan big league spring training games, including a countryside game. Available as a pre-trip add-on to the MLB Opener Tour.
MLB Post-Tour ($1,085) is similar to the Pre-Tour in that it has bullet trains and three Japan big league spring training games, but the cities we visit are a bit further afield. Available as a post-trip add-on to the MLB Opener Tour or MLB In Brief Tour.
JapanBall Total Tour ($4,495) is our best value and most extensive spring tour ever. At a discount over purchasing the trips separately, it combines the MLB Pre-Tour, MLB Opener Tour, and MLB Post-Tour into one grand Japan baseball travel package.
Graph at page bottom shows all tours at a glance.
With our MLB Opener Tour you attend the two MLB Opening Series games, plus four exhibition games in which the A’s and Mariners play the most popular Japan teams. You also attend a Tokyo Yakult Swallows game at the historic Jingu Stadium in central Tokyo, where Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other all-stars played in 1934.
Too little time for the entire six-game Opening Series? Here’s an abbreviated version. You attend only the two Major League games between the A’s and Mariners, plus the Japanese game with the Yakult Swallows at nearby Jingu Stadium.
Really pressed for time? Here’s our Really Brief tour. Three nights of hotel just steps from the ballpark, some scheduled sightseeing, a couple of JapanBall gatherings, the two Major League Baseball games in the Tokyo Dome, and that’s that. Really brief.
Come early for more of Japan than just Tokyo, where the MLB Opening Series takes place. This early arrival option features pre-season and countryside games, along with a full compliment of sightseeing and activities especially for JapanBall guests.
We also have some action after the MLB Opening Series with our MLB Post-Tour option. Off we go for games at the big leagues parks in Nagoya and Osaka before returning to Tokyo to take in a game with the Tokyo Giants, Japan’s favorite team.
The JapanBall Original. 13 games. Five cities. Spring Training. Countryside Games. MLB Opening Series. Our JapanBall Main Tour has it all. Lots of games in Tokyo, plus we hop on bullet trains for games in Nagoya, Osaka, Shizuoka, and Yokohama. All with time remaining for sightseeing and activities.
|MLB Opener||MLB Opener "In-Brief"||MLB Opener "Really Brief"||MLB Pre-Tour||MLB Post-Tour||JapanBall Total Tour|
|Mon March 11||Depart Home. In Air.||Depart Home. In Air.|
|Tue March 12||Arrive Tokyo||Arrive Tokyo|
|Wed March 13||Marines in Tokyo||Marines in Tokyo|
|Thu March 14||Eagles in Shizuoka||Eagles in Shizuoka|
|Fri March 15||Depart Home. In Air.||Off||Off|
|Sat March 16||Arrive Tokyo||BayStars in Yokohama||BayStars in Yokohama|
|Sun March 17||M's vs Tokyo Giants; A's vs Nippon Ham Fighers. Both at Tokyo Dome||Depart Home. In Air.||Continue with MLB Opener Tour||M's vs Tokyo Giants; A's vs Nippon Ham Fighers. Both at Tokyo Dome|
|Mon March 18||A's vs Nippon Ham Fighters; M's vs Tokyo Giants. Both at Tokyo Dome||Arrive Tokyo||Depart Home. In Air.||A's vs Nippon Ham Fighters; M's vs Tokyo Giants. Both at Tokyo Dome|
|Tue March 19||Swallows in Tokyo||Swallows in Tokyo||Arrive Tokyo||Swallows in Tokyo|
|Wed March 20||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome|
|Thu March 21||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome||Mariners vs. A's at Tokyo Dome|
|Fri March 22||Depart or Continue with Post-Tour||Depart or Continue with Post-Tour||Depart or Continue with Post-Tour||Dragons in Nagoya||Dragons in Nagoya|
|Sat March 23||Tigers in Osaka||Tigers in Osaka|
|Sun March 24||Giants in Tokyo||Giants in Tokyo|
|Mon March 25||Depart Tokyo||Depart Tokyo|