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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice way to kill some time at Tokyo Dome

I don't speak or read Japanese so it was hard to get the full experience. I'm an avid baseball lover so this didn't hinder my experience. There are some nice exhibits and photos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
Simon K
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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

As the previous reviewer noted, I also do not speak or read Japanese, however, this did not hinder my experience. In spite of the language obstacle, I nonetheless, enjoyed the experience. Many of the displays had signs in both English and Japanese, making it easy to understand. Overall, I would consider the plaque of the baseball Hall of Fame inductees... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't speak or read Japanese so it was hard to get the full experience. I'm an avid baseball lover so this didn't hinder my experience. There are some nice exhibits and photos of yesteryear. Head to the museum if you're killing time before an event at the Tokyo Dome. I did it before seeing Wrestle Kingdom 10.

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I used the library at the baseball Hall of fame about 8 times for research purposes, so I got quite familiar with the surroundings. First, if you don't read Japanese or don't have a friend who can, your enjoyment of the items will be rather limited; about 90 percent of the exhibition is in Japanese (although they do offer a... More 

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Gold Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

The Baseball Hall of Fame is located at the Tokyo Dome, home to the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. The dome is located at Korakuen, west of Akihabara electronics town. Access is easy with several metro lines in the area. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to Japanese baseball and provides an interesting slice of the game in Japan. The actual museum... More 

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Waveland, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

got to visit before a game. The museum is outside of the Dome and very accessible. Interesting memorabilia.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

I was a little disappointed in this Hall of Fame. There really isn't much to it, quite frankly. They do have some plaques, and they have a few areas dedicated to players like Saduharu Oh and Ichiro Suzuki, etc, which is nice. Overall, however, there really isn't much to see here. I just decided to stop in before a Giants... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We visited on induction weekend and, in spite of the crowds, we got to see everything. They also organized the actual induction ceremony and did just a wonderful job. A special treat for all fans of the game.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

This museum is located in the Tokyo Dome, but has an exterior, separate entrance near Gate 21. It's well worth a 30-45 minute visit (perhaps longer if you are fluent in Japanese and a baseball historian). I don't speak Japanese, but between the parts of the museum in English and the English language guide given to people who do not... More 

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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