About The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Opened in 1959, the Museum was first located in Tokyo Korakuen Stadium, but in 1988 it was moved to Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, where it was formerly known as the Museum of Baseball and Sports and changed its name to the current one in 2013.
The museum is the largest baseball museum in Japan, and has a “Wild Ball Hall” attached to it, making it the first museum of its kind in Japan. The museum aims to further promote the development of baseball in Japan and to inspire more young people to become involved in the game. The museum collects and exhibits items related to players who contributed greatly to the development of baseball in Japan, such as baseballs used by Sadaharu Ong and Shigeo Nagashima, as well as clothing worn by these players. In addition, the museum also collects many baseball-related materials and artifacts, such as photographs of baseball teams, information and photographs of baseball celebrities, baseball jerseys, player cards, old baseball gloves, and hospitality tickets.
How to get there
1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
Access：5 minutes on foot from JR Suidobashi Station
5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Korakuen Station
5 minutes on foot from Toei Subway Kasuga
The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located next to the Tokyo Dome, is often thought of as a museum for professional baseball because of its location, but the exhibits ranged from high school baseball to adult baseball. Some were related to the Olympic baseball games. When I visited in the winter of 2021, a few months after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, I visited the museum remembering the excitement of the Olympics. It was a sight to see a room full of baseball Hall of Fame induction plaques lined up in rows. I like that the Hall of Fame inductees are not only players, but also those who have supported the promotion of baseball around them.
You can also spend some time enjoying the old high school baseball games at Koshien and the VTR of the great games of the Japan Professional Baseball Series.
I stayed for about one hour. Admission was 600 yen per adult (December 2021).