Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Suidobashi: Museum
 
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Suidobashi
Suidobashi / Museum
Open Mar-Sep 10am-6pm; Oct-Feb 10am-5pm (enter by 30 min before closing). Closed Mondays.
Admission: \500
Average visit time: 15-30 minutes

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.





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