Baseball in Tokyo

I’ve never heard the cheer of “Rets (sic) go Giants” so loud at a regular season game as in Tokyo. The Yomiuri Giants, the most popular team in Tokyo, has really great fans. SF Giants fans are great too, but nothing like this.

As you can see in the photos, our seats where not all that great, so we spent much of the time in the ‘standing room only’ section next to the ‘Giants cheer seats’, which was fantastic. Check out the videos of the cheers that I took. Basically they cheered non-stop whenever the Giants were at bat.

The food and souvenir selection was quite interesting too. Giants chopsticks anyone?

Also nice was the cute women (all probably 19-25 years old) who sold beer and snacks. They must be in good shape to lug that small keg of beer up and down the steps all night!

See this article for more reasons to go to a game. If you go, be sure to hang out in or near the ‘cheer seats’.

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Tokyo, Japan

After Hokkaido we took the bullet train to Tokyo. In 2016 they started running bullet trains all the way to Hakodate in Hokkaido, and eventually it will go all the way to Sapporo.

We spent 11 days in Tokyo, much if it hanging out with our friends Tim and Liz. Photos are here. Highlights included the hedgehog cafe, the robot restaurant, the Tokyo Sky Tower, Tsukiji market, Sumo, and baseball. See the next blog entry on baseball in Japan. We had a nice, tiny AirBNB apartment near Shinjuku for about $65/night.

Tim and I found a Gargoyles record in a record store in Tokyo, which we of course had to sign.

Christine went to Mt Fuji.

Tokyo is a paradise for those into certain types of collectibles. I have no interest in owning any of this, but they are fun to look at. Here is sample of whats available.

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Hokkaido, Japan

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