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Jingu Stadium

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1: to watch a baseball game of Tokyo Yakuruto Swallows (game day only)

Stadium that holds baseball games of Tokyo Yakult Swallows

If you visit Jingu Stadium, you can watch a baseball game of Tokyo Yakult Swallows on game days.

Tokyo Yakult Swallows is a professional baseball team that belongs to Central League. Historically, this team was established as Kokutetsu Swallows in 1950. The name of this team became "Tokyo Yakult Swallows" from "Yakult Swallows" in 2006.

There are a lot of star players including Mr. Atsuya Furuta (1965-Present), Mr. Shinya Miyamoto (1970-Present), Mr. Kazuhisa Ishii (1973-Present), and Mr. Norichika Aoki (1982-Present). When Mr. Katsuya Nomura (1935-Present) was head coach from 1990 to 1998, this team won championship of Central League 4 times and national championship 3 times.

In 2014 season, it was in the 6th out of 6 teams in Central League. In 2015 season, Head Coach is Mr. Mitsuru Manaka (1971-Present), and there are star players include Mr. Masanori Ishikawa (1988-Present), Mr. Tetsuto Yamada (1992-Present) and Mr. Wladimir Balentien (1984-Present).

It is a beautiful stadium with the contrast between green artificial grass ground and blue audience seats. As the outfield fence is low, audience seats are close to the ground. Also, as it is located in Jingu Gaien that high-rise buildings are not crammed, it is possible to watch baseball games under an open sky. Its official name is Meiji Jingu Stadium.

Fans of Tokyo Yakult Swallows create a heartwarming atmosphere at the stadium. When the team gets a point, they dance with unbrellas to Tokyo Ondo, traditional Japanese dance music. They also dance to Tokyo Ondo before the attack of the seventh inning called lucky seven. It is also enjoyable to see performance of Tsubakuro, Tsubami and Torukuya.

It is also famous as a central place of college baseball. It holds college baseball games of Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League including "Waseda University vs Keio University."

It was established in 1926. It is a middle-sized baseball stadium with 34,458 seats at commercial area in Jingu Gaien, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Gaienmae station.

Event Information

Finished Event Information

"2015 Jingu Gaien Firework Festival"
August 11, 2015 (Tuesday)

"The 14th Shinjuku City Half Marathon"
January 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"2016 Jingu Gaien Firework Festival"
August 20, 2016 (Saturday)

"Meiji Jingu Gaien 90th Year Anniversary Game: Tokyo Big6 Baseball League Selection Team VS Tokyo Yakult Swallows"
November 5, 2016 (Saturday)

"The 15th Shinjuku City Half Marathon"
January 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Jingu Karaage Festival"
from June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) to June 16, 2017 (Friday)

"2017 Jingu Gaien Firework Festival"
August 20, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Yakult Swallows Fan Thanks Day 2017"
November 23, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"The 16th Shinjuku City Half Marathon"
January 28, 2018 (Sunday)

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It takes about 5 minutes from Gaienmae Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Gaienmae Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
○ Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
○ Sendagaya Station (JR East: Sobu Line, Chuo Main Line)
○ Shinanomachi Station (JR East: Sobu Line, Chuo Main Line)
○ Aoyama-Ichome Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line)
○ Aoyama-Ichome Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)

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Name in English
Jingu Stadium

Name in Roman Letters
Jingu Kyujo

Name in Japanese

3-1, Kasumigaoka-Machi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo, 160-0013, Japan

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