Pro-Baseball Spring Training 2023

Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan, and that means it’s the warmest place in the country in the wintertime. Because of that, many sports teams come here for training in the winter and off season. Baseball teams are most visible, as 9 of the 12 pro-teams come to Okinawa to hold their spring camps in February.

Fans of Yakult Swallows line the seats watching a training match at the team’s spring camp in Urasoe.

The training camps have become an important business for tourism in Okinawa, as a huge number of fans come to see their favorite teams as they prepare for the upcoming season. Nowhere else can one see so many pro-baseball teams in one day, and this attracts fans and media people alike, not to mention local baseball fans. The spring camps offer a wonderful opportunity to see the pros training, and maybe you can even find your favorite Japanese team to follow?

Central League

Tokyo Yakult Swallows
At ANA Ball Park Urasoe (Urasoe City Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/27

Yokohama DeNA Baystars
At Atom Home Stadium Ginowan (Ginowan City Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/26

Hanshin Tigers
At Ginoza Village Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/27

At Gushikawa Baseball Stadium in Uruma City 2/1~2/27 (Farm Team)

Yomiuri Giants
At Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha 2/16~3/5

Hiroshima Toyo Carp
At Koza Shinkin Stadium in Okinawa City (Okinawa City Baseball Stadium) 2/17~2/28

Chunichi Dragons
At Agre Stadium Chatan (Chatan Town Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/27

At Yomitan Village Stadium 2/1~2/24 (Farm Team)

Pacific League

Rakuten Golden Eagles
At Kin Town Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/19

At Kume Island Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/19 (Farm team)

Chiba Lotte Marines
At Ishigaki Central Park Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/26

At Itoman City Nishizaki Baseball Stadium 2/14~2/23

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
At Tapic Stadium Nago (Nago 21st Century Forest Park) 2/1~2/27

At Kaigin Stadium Kunigami 2/1~2/25 (Farm team)

Pre-season matches


Yakult Swallows vs. Yomiuri Giants at ANA Ball Park Urasoe 13:00~


Chunichi Dragons vs. Yokohama DeNA at Agre Stadium Chatan 13:00~

Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Carp at Cellular Stadium Naha 13:00~

Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Rakuten Eagles at Tapic Stadium Nago 13:00~

Yakult Swallows vs. Hanshin Tigers at ANA Ball Park Urasoe 13:00~


Yomiuri Giants vs. Yokohama DeNA at Cellular Stadium Naha 12:30~

Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Hanshin Tigers at Tapic Stadium Nago 13:00~

Yakult Swallows vs. Rakuten Eagles at ANA Ball Park Urasoe 13:00~

Chunichi Dragons vs. Hiroshima Carp at Agre Stadium Chatan 13:00~

14:10 10 Dec , 2023