Tokyo Area Baseball Batting Centers

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Tokyo Area Baseball Batting Centers

Japan has a long history with Baseball going back over 100 years and it is the most popular sport in the country. There are many batting centers all around Tokyo and they can be found in the large arcades, on building rooftops, and as stand-alone facilities. The baseball batting centers offer a great place to practice hitting baseballs and some of the batting centers have pitching games where you can pitch to try to hit targets.

Most batting centers in Japan are open late and some are 24 hours. The batting centers range from the most basic old-style batting cages to newer more modern versions with simulated video pitchers. All of them have bats on-site, but you can bring your own. Here is a list of Tokyo Area Baseball Batting Centers.

Tokyo Area Baseball Batting Centers

Tokyo

Tokyo Dome Batting Cages

Tokyo Dome Batting Cages are located in Tokyo Dome City. At this modern batting center, you can bat against some of the Japanese professional baseball league’s best pitchers in a simulated setting. There are also pitching games where you can try to pitch to hit two kinds of targets, 9 and 16 targets. Location: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo Train Access: Korakuen Station, Kasuga Station, Suidobashi Station, a few min walk Google Maps

Meiji Jingu Batting Dome

The Jingu Batting Dome is located in the Jingumae Stadium complex of facilities (Home of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows). There are several batting cages with different pitch speeds. Here you watch a large monitor and face a pitcher who will throw a real-time pitch. Location: 2-2-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Train Access: Google Maps

Shinjuku Batting Center

Shinjuku Batting Center is a stand-alone batting center that also has arcade games. This is a popular old-style batting center with simple cages and various pitch speeds to choose from. The best thing about this batting center is that its open to 4 am. Location: 2-21-13 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, a 10 min walk, Higashi-Shinjuku Station, a few min walk Google Maps

OSLO Batting Center

OSLO Batting Center is a stand-alone batting center with arcade games. This is a simple old-style batting center with several batting cages with different pitch speeds. This batting center also has some pitching games where you can try to pitch to hit targets. Location: 2-34-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, a 10 min walk, Higashi-Shinjuku Station, a few min walk Google Maps

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Koei Batting Cages

The Koei Batting Cages are part of an entertainment complex. This batting center has several batting cages with different pitch speeds. It is close to the Waseda University campus and popular with university students. They are reasonably priced and on weekends and it can be very busy. Location: 1-13-4 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo Train Access: Waseda Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

American Stadium

The American Stadium is a family-focused arcade center. The American Stadium batting center is a good place to practice batting and is simple and easy to use. At this batting center, you watch a large monitor and bat against a pitcher who will throw a real-time pitch. Location: 4-14-3 Kamata, Setagaya, Tokyo Train Access: Futakotamaga Station, 15 min walk Google Maps.

Asakusa Batting Stadium

Asakusa Batting Stadium is part of the Rox Dome arcade complex. A massive baseball mitt and ball inside is prominently featured on the front of the building to welcome visitors. At this batting center, you watch a large monitor and face a pitcher who will throw a real-time pitch. Location: Rox Dome 2F 1-27-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Train Access: Tawaramachi Station, 6 min walk Google Maps

Otsuka Batting Center

Otsuka Batting Center is located in an arcade center. This is a popular batting center that has several batting cages with different pitch speeds and is very reasonably priced. Location: 1-Chome-52-4 Minamiotsuka, Toshima, Tokyo Train Access: Otsuka Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Active Akiba Batting Center

Active Akiba Batting Center is a rooftop batting center on top of Yodobashi Camera department store. Here you watch a large monitor and face a pitcher who will throw a real-time pitch. The pitch speeds and batters box size can be adjusted. Location: 9F Yodobashi AKIBA, 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo Train Access: Akihabara Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Ikebukuro Batting Center

Ikebukuro Batting Center is located in the Q Plaza building. This building has just been totally reconstructed and the new batting center is on the roof of the building and this might be the tallest batting center in Japan. This is a nice batting center with several batting cages with different pitch speeds. The roof batting center may be closed during stormy weather. Location: 1-30-3 Higashi Ikebukuro, Q Plaza building, Toshima, Tokyo Train Access: Ikebukuro Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Okura Land Batting Cages

Okura Batting Cages are part of the Okura Bowling entertainment complex. The batting center is outside and they have several batting cages with different pitch speeds. There is also is a pitching area for participants to try to pitch to hit targets. Location: 3 Chome-24-1 Sakura, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Kamimachi Station, 11 min walk Google Maps

AC Batting Kamata

The AC Batting Kamata Batting center is located inside a massive entertainment complex AthleCitta Kamata. This is a nice batting center that is well maintained, but it does have a low ceiling. This batting center also had some pitching games where you can try to pitch to hit targets. Location: Tokyo, Ota City, Kamata, 5 Chome−20−5 Train Access: Kamata Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Sangenjaya Batting Center

Sangenjaya Batting Center is located on a rooftop above a Hanamasa wholesale store. This batting center is a bit aged. It has several batting cages with different pitch speeds and simple features. Location: 2 Chome-14-6 Sangenjaya, Setagaya, Tokyo Train Access: Sangenjaya Station, a few min walk Google Maps

Yokohama

Batting Center Shimokurata

Batting Center Shimokurata is part of an entertainment center. This is located close to a college campus and here you will find young teams of baseball players practicing batting. It can be very busy at times. Location: 1883 Shimokuratacho Summit 4F, Totsuka Ward, Yokohama Train Access: Totsuka Station, 3 min walk, Bus T2, 9 stops Google Maps

Akafoo Stadium

Akafoo Stadium is a batting center that is part of the Akafoo park arcade complex. This is a nice batting center that is well maintained. These batting cages are popular with the local baseball teams and it can be busy at certain times. Location: 2-1-28 Kamiookanishi, Konan Ward, Yokohama Train Access: Kamio-Oka Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Nakayama Batting Center

The Nakayama Batting Center is a small old-style batting center with several batting cages with different pitch speeds. It also includes a pitching area for participants to try to pitch to hit targets. This batting center is popular with practicing high school students. Location: 4-1-21 Nakayamacho, Midori Ward, Yokohama Train Access: Nakayama Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Batting Park Maita

Batting Park Maita is a small batting center that is part of an entertainment complex. This batting center has several batting cages with different pitch speeds. Here you watch a large monitor and face a pitcher who will throw a real-time pitch. This batting center is popular with the local baseball players. Location: 1-21-6, Miayamotocho, Minami, Yokohama Train Access: Minami-Ota Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Tokyo Area Baseball Batting Centers

Kawasaki

MarukoBashi Batting Cage Center

MarukoBashi Batting Cage Center is an outside batting center near the river. This batting center is an old-style batting center that has several batting cages with different pitch speeds. Weekends can be busy. Location: 599 Kamimaruko Hachimancho, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki Train Access: Shin-Maruko Station, 9 min walk Google Maps

Tokyo Batting Center Part 3

Tokyo Batting Center Part 3 is part of a large entertainment complex. The facilities are a little dated, but it is maintained well. It has all the standard batting center features with several batting cages with different pitch speeds, and it is reasonably priced. Location: 2 Chome-14-5 Higashimita, Tama Ward, Kawasaki Train Access: Mukogaoka-Yuen Station, Bus #10 5 stops, 2 min walk Google Maps

Chiba

Azuma Batting Center

Azuma Batting Center is an outside batting center that is next door to Sega World Narita. This batting center has several batting cages with different pitch speeds and all the usual features. Location: 157-5 Azumacho, Narita, Chiba Train Access: Keisei-Narita Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Daikeien Amusement Park

Daikeien Amusement Park is open 24 hours and has a wide collection of entertainment options. The batting center is a simple outdoor batting center with several batting cages and all the standard features. Location: 358 Omachi, Ichikawa, Chiba Train Access: Daikeien Google Maps

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