Pro-Baseball Spring Training 2024

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

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

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

・Hiroshima Toyo Carp
At Koza Shinkin Stadium in Okinawa City (Okinawa City Baseball Stadium) 2/15~2/27

・Yokohama DeNA Baystars
At Uniondesukara Stadium Ginowan (Ginowan City Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/25

・Yomiuri Giants
At Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha 2/16~2/28

・Tokyo Yakult Swallows
At ANA Ball Park Urasoe (Urasoe City Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/28

・Chunichi Dragons
At Agre Stadium Chatan (Chatan Town Baseball Stadium) 2/1~2/25

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

Pacific League

 

・Chiba Lotte Marines
At Ishigaki Central Park Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/12

At Itoman City Nishizaki Baseball Stadium 2/13~2/25

・Rakuten Golden Eagles
At Kin Town Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/18

At Kume Island Baseball Stadium 2/1~2/18 (Farm team)

・Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
At Tapic Stadium Nago (Nago 21st Century Forest Park) 2/1~2/25

At Kaigin Stadium Kunigami 2/1~2/24 (Farm team)

Pre-season matches

2/23

Yomiuri Giants vs.Hanshin Tigers at Cellular Stadium Naha 13:00~

Chunichi Dragons vs. Hiroshima Carp at Agre Stadium Chatan 14:00~

2/24

Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Yokohama DeNA Baystars at Tapic Stadium Nago 13:00~

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

Chunichi Dragons vs. Rakuten Golden Eagles at Agre Stadium Chatan 13:00~

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

2/25

Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Hiroshima Carp at Tapic Stadium Nago 13:00~

Yomiuri Giants vs. Yakult Swallows at Cellular Stadium Naha 13:00~

Yokohama DeNA Baystars vs. Rakuten Eagles at Uniondesukara Stadium Ginowan 12:30~

Chunichi Dragons vs. Hanshin Tigers at Agre Stadium Chatan 13:00~

05:17 15 Jul , 2024