The 2018 pre-Tour is SOLD OUT.  

This Pre-Tour add-on to the Main Tour offers an additional Three Games and Three Nights to explore more of Japan before joining up with the Main Tour.

Like the Main Tour, this option includes sightseeing, game tickets, hotel, all in-country travel and hotels, plus the JapanBall hosted gatherings.


$1,582 per person (double occupancy) for this Pre-Tour add-on to the Main Tour price.

Single Room Supplement: $98 additional charge for a single room for the entire Pre-Tour portion of the tour - not per night.


Sunday, September 2 – In Air

PRE-TOUR guests depart US and Canada home cities and cross the International Date Line during the flight to Tokyo, arriving on Monday, September 3.  If departing from other than the US or Canada, schedule to arrive in Tokyo on or before September 3.

Monday, September 3 – Tokyo

Pre-Tour guests arrive in Tokyo.  There will be a hosted dinner gathering at the JapanBall Hall of Fame.  Overnight in Tokyo.

Tuesday, September 4 – Kanazawa

This morning we take the bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa for a "countryside game."  Such games are home games at a neutral site around Japan.  Kanazawa is on the Japan Sea and our travel this day takes us across the backbone of Japan from one side of the country to another in a little over two hours with the chance to do a bit of sightseeing of this very traditional Japanese city.  The game is the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants hosting the BayStars at 6pm.  Overnight in  Kanazawa.

Wednesday, September 5 – Kobe

Morning bullet train from Kanazawa to Shin-Kobe.  The Osaka Orix Buffaloes host the Golden Eagles.  Game time 6pm at Hotto-Motto Stadium in Kobe, one of two ballparks the Buffaloes call home.  Overnight in Kobe.

Thursday, September 6 - Tokyo

Bullet train from Shin-Kobe to Tokyo.  The Tokyo Yakult Swallows host the Dragons. Game time 6pm at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo.  We join up with the Main Tour after the game at our Tokyo hotel.  Tonight's hotel accommodation is included in your Main Tour price.