The JapanBall Original

The Main Tour. The tour that started it all and going strong for nearly 20 years. This September the Main Tour boasts a sixth game and night in Japan, instead of the usual five games, all for less than last year’s price. Plus, you can opt in for an official JapanBall outing at a sumo wrestling tournament!


$3,408 per person (double occupancy).

Single Room Supplement:  $336 additional charge for a single room for the entire Main Tour, not per night.


Tuesday, September 10 – In Air

MAIN TOUR guests depart US and Canada home cities and cross the International Date Line during flight to Tokyo, arriving on September 11 in Japan.

If departing from other than US or Canada, schedule to arrive in Tokyo by afternoon of September 11.

Wednesday, September 11 – Tokyo

Main Tour guests arrive in Tokyo.

Hosted early evening gathering at the JapanBall Hall of Fame Cafe.

Overnight in Tokyo.

Thursday, September 12 – Tokyo

Sumo tournament outing (2:30 PM; additional cost to attend; please notify us if interested).

Game with Sapporo Nippon Ham Fighters hosting Eagles at Tokyo Dome (6:00 PM).

Overnight in Tokyo.

Friday, September 13 – Tokyo

Game with Seibu Lions hosting Marines at Seibu Dome in western Tokyo (6:00 PM).

Overnight in Tokyo.

Saturday, September 14 – Tokyo

Game with Tokyo Yomiuri Giants hosting Carp at Tokyo Dome in central Tokyo (2:00 PM).

Overnight in Tokyo.

Sunday, September 15 – Osaka

Bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka.

Game with Orix Buffaloes hosting Eagles at Osaka Dome (1:00 PM).

Overnight in Osaka.

Monday, September 16 – Hiroshima

Bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima.

Game with Hiroshima Carp hosting Swallows at Mazda Stadium (2:00 PM).

Overnight in Hiroshima.

Tuesday, September 17 – Hiroshima

Baseball Off-Day.

Hosted annual JapanBall dinner.

Overnight in Hiroshima.

Wednesday, September 18 – Yokohama

Bullet train from Hiroshima to Yokohama.

Game with Yokohama BayStars hosting Carp at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama (6:00 PM).

Hosted after-game Don Robbs Invitational Party, a time-honored JapanBall tradition.

Overnight in Yokohama.

Thursday, September 19 – Depart or join Post-Tour

1. Main Tour guests depart for home from Tokyo from nearby Yokohama. Those returning to US and Canada cross International Date Line, getting back the day lost coming to Japan, and arrive home same day.

2. Or, Main Tour guests continue with Post-Tour.