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Latham's Guide to Japanese Baseball:
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See a game at a Japanese Ballpark


From Fukuoka to Tokyo, twelve teams play along Japan's coastline, three in Central Tokyo, three in suburban Tokyo, three in the Kansai region (Osaka and Kobe), and the others in Nagoya, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. All pro ballparks are listed below along with the team that plays in each. For those teams and stadiums that do not include their city name, the location is listed in parentheses.

Chiba Marine Stadium: (Tokyo) Chiba Lotte Marines
Fukuoka Dome: Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Green Stadium Kobe: Orix BlueWave
Hiroshima Municipal Stadium: Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Koshien Stadium: (Osaka) Hanshin Tigers
Meiji Jingu Stadium: (Tokyo) Yakult Swallows
Nagoya Dome: Chunichi Dragons
Osaka Dome: Kintetsu Buffaloes
Seibu Dome (aka Lions Stadium): (Tokyo) Seibu Lions
Tokyo Dome: Nippon Ham Fighters and Yomiuri Giants
Yokohama Stadium: Yokohama BayStars

Links: Turning the page . . .
See a game: Get a ticket to Japan's national pastime.
Special games: All-Star games, Japan Series and more.
Countryside: Pro teams play games for rural fans.
On TV: When you just can't make it to the ballpark.
Minor league: Quiet games, no crowds, free seats.
Schedule Find out when there's a game near you.
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