My first Japanese baseball game — Hanshin Tigers vs. Seibu Lions at Koshien Stadium
I’ve been to Japan twice and seen MLB teams play at the Tokyo Dome, but this was my first time seeing real Japanese baseball. This was actually a pre-season game (filmed on March 16, 2019) at Koshien Stadium, home of the world-famous Hanshin Tigers. They took on the Seibu Lions, and as I said in the video, there was more energy and excitement in the stands than I’ve seen at many regular-season MLB games.
Before the first pitch here in Japan, I went on a special tour around the ballpark and spent lots of time in the museum, which has one of the most incredible displays of baseball memorabilia that I’ve *ever* seen. From the high school uniforms of Hideki Matsui and Daisuke Matsuzaka to a baseball signed by Babe Ruth (who once played here), the museum seriously has it all.
The cheering sections in the outfield were insane. The food was outstanding. The field itself was weird by American standards. The whole day was really cool, and I captured everything here for you guys. Thanks for watching!
FYI, my next video will be a looooong vlog from Japan, and then I’ll get back to posting tons more videos from MLB stadiums.
Oh! And check out the Hanshin Tigers on Twitter (@TigersDreamlink) and Instagram (@hanshintigers_official), and if you’re ever in Japan, I highly recommend hitting up a game in person.