Attraction 1-3-61 Koraku Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004 Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is special ?
The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, first of its kind in Japan, was opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium, the mecca of professional baseball in Japan. The stadium gave way to the Tokyo Dome in 1988. In the same year the museum moved to the present site within the Tokyo Dome. The new museum is twice as large as the old one. Its purpose is to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan through dedication of baseball greats--players, executives, and umpires-- as Hall of Famers and the exhibition and collection of as many memorable baseball materials as possible, including various kinds of baseball literature.
What to explore at Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum?
The collection includes about 30,000 memorable baseball materials, such as memorabilia and photos. Approximately 2,000 of these materials are constantly on exhibit. The museums library has about 50,000 books on baseball and other sports.'Even though you are not a baseball fan, you can find it quite interesting to see how this type of sport affects the Japanese lives.
How to get to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum?
- Hankyu Braves
- Ambience of baseball history
- Mustering the gem of the dish of Japan baseball
- Nostalgic Baseball
- A must for baseball nuts regardless of who you root for.”
1-3-61 Koraku Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004
Tips for you
The Baseball Hall of Fame is located at the Tokyo Dome, home to the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. The dome is located at Korakuen, west of Akihabara electronics town. Access is easy with several metro lines in the area. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to Japanese baseball and provides an interesting slice of the game in Japan. The actual museum and activity hall is not huge however for baseball fans, you can spend easily 2hours looking at the display and having a swing against a virtual pitcher. The attraction is a must for the real baseball fans. For those with a casual interest in the game, the attraction may disappoint. Personally, my son and I enjoyed this unique attraction.