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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3811-3600

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Japan's equivalent of Cooperstown.

The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame is a very small museum on the side of the Tokyo Dome. Very interesting to see the Japanese take on the game. Parts of this reminded me of... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame is a very small museum on the side of the Tokyo Dome. Very interesting to see the Japanese take on the game. Parts of this reminded me of Cooperstown. If your a die hard fan of baseball, this is worth a visit. Admission is ¥600 for adults.

Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

As a baseball fan i was really excited about this. Small museum, cheap entrance fee. Nice collection pieces

Thank Samuel D
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a baseball lover but in Japan sounds very important, so this visit was a great occasion to get into sport culture of the country. The museum is well organized, with the hall of fame (impressive) and a museum with memorabilia and pics. 600 each (just cash, no credit cards) was a good deal. A great atmosphere with... More 

Thank Alessandra C
Taichung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

As the previous reviewer noted, I also do not speak or read Japanese, however, this did not hinder my experience. In spite of the language obstacle, I nonetheless, enjoyed the experience. Many of the displays had signs in both English and Japanese, making it easy to understand. Overall, I would consider the plaque of the baseball Hall of Fame inductees... More 

1 Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't speak or read Japanese so it was hard to get the full experience. I'm an avid baseball lover so this didn't hinder my experience. There are some nice exhibits and photos of yesteryear. Head to the museum if you're killing time before an event at the Tokyo Dome. I did it before seeing Wrestle Kingdom 10.

2 Thank Simon K
New Richmond, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I used the library at the baseball Hall of fame about 8 times for research purposes, so I got quite familiar with the surroundings. First, if you don't read Japanese or don't have a friend who can, your enjoyment of the items will be rather limited; about 90 percent of the exhibition is in Japanese (although they do offer a... More 

2 Thank Jettisonednet
Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

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... More 

Waveland, Mississippi, United States
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

got to visit before a game. The museum is outside of the Dome and very accessible. Interesting memorabilia.

Thank Bernie C
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

I was a little disappointed in this Hall of Fame. There really isn't much to it, quite frankly. They do have some plaques, and they have a few areas dedicated to players like Saduharu Oh and Ichiro Suzuki, etc, which is nice. Overall, however, there really isn't much to see here. I just decided to stop in before a Giants... More 

1 Thank machogrande123
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We visited on induction weekend and, in spite of the crowds, we got to see everything. They also organized the actual induction ceremony and did just a wonderful job. A special treat for all fans of the game.

Thank GatorRandy

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