Hardcore fans of Japanese baseball can view room after room of baseball memorabilia - uniforms of famous players, old balls, significant bats, important gloves, and miscellaneous trading cards and trophies. Equipment dating back to 1875 is on display in the "History of Baseball" room; other rooms focus on professional leagues and amateur (high school and college) teams.
One unexpected attraction is a batting simulator, where visitors can try their hand at (virtual) batting against (virtual) pro pitchers from the 2009 All-Star Games. Elsewhere, video installations scattered through the museum replay important games from history. An English-language pamphlet, available upon request, describes the exhibits in detail.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From our sister site Bento.com.