Guests have repeatedly told us that a visit to Jingu Stadium on one of the Maction Planet Tokyo Baseball Tours is one of the true highlights of a trip to The World’s Greatest Metropolis, even for people who would not consider themselves fans of the game! Japanese baseball is a cross between the American game and sitting in a British football crowd, with passionate fans cheering every ‘at-bat’, and beer delivered to your seat for good measure!
Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, has been a passionate supporter of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows since his first game which he attended two weeks after arriving in Japan. Well-known amongst the Swallows support, Mac has travelled the length and breadth of the country following his team through the dizzying highs and depressing lows of the last 12 years. Highlights include winning the Central League Championship in 2015 and reaching the Final Stage of the Climax Series in 2011. And of course, any victory against crosstown rivals the Yomiuri Giants is joyously celebrated! Mac will share his knowledge and passion for the history and colour of Japanese baseball.
Don’t just ‘watch’ baseball in Tokyo, ‘Live it’ – with Maction Planet!
You will not just be watching the game – you will be part of the Swallows community. Guests have made friends within our supporters group and have even timed return trips to Tokyo around Swallows fixtures! We even provide all the gear – cheering batons, shirts and mini umbrellas (you will find out what they are needed for!) – required to make you look (and sound) the part of a true fan!
When the Swallows are not at home, we have taken guests to home games of the Yomiuri Giants, Yokohama Baystars, Seibu Lions or Chiba Lotte Marines. We have also run tours to College Baseball, which is an entirely different experience to the professional game!
Some example itineraries we have recently arranged for guests:
Got the Tokyo sports bug? Check out info on our Football and Rugby experiences, and don’t forget the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics!