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Travel Photography – Hiroshima Carps Baseball Game

We have a small obsession over baseball in Hiroshima, Japan, and by obsession I mean the super awesome and amazing Hiroshima Carps.


Baseball in Japan is not to be missed. These people LOVE their team and by LOVE their team I mean that while their teams are equivalent to our minor leagues, they always have a packed house, and an individual song for every person that comes to bat from their home town. We were shown kindness by our neighbor sharing his beer snacks (dried squid) while we drank Kirin and watched in awe as udon was the food of choice at the game.

I would go back in a heartbeat.


The Hiroshima Toyo Carp (広島東洋カープ Hiroshima Tōyō Kāpu?) is a professional baseball team in Japan’s Central League. The team is primarily owned by the Matsuda family, led by Hajime Matsuda (松田元 Matsuda Hajime?), who is a descendant of Mazda founder Jujiro Matsuda. Mazda is the largest single shareholder (34.2%), which is less than the portion owned by the Matsuda family (about 60%). Because of that, Mazda is not considered as the owner firm. However, the company connection is highlighted in the club name—until 1984, Mazda’s official name was Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (東洋工業株式会社 Tōyō Kōgyō Kabushiki Gaisha?). – Wikipedia

Address: 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 732-0803, Japan
Hours: (Ticket Sales) 

– free days game 11:00 to 16:00
– day game 11:00 – 30 minutes after the game
– night game 11:00 – 30 minutes after the game
until 22:00 ※ maximum

※ open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays however this may change ※ 
Price: 1800-450,000 yen (depending on seats)

10 thoughts on “Travel Photography – Hiroshima Carps Baseball Game”

  1. I saw a game in Sapporo and loved every second of it. I’ve been a baseball fan since birth, so obviously it was a must. I loved the Japanese game because everyone has very different techniques in their swings and how they throw, it’s brilliant. And yes the food eaten at the games is great.

    1. @Brendan: I’m normally not much of a baseball fan (but I’m more interested in experiencing the games) but this was an absolute blast. Hiroshima quickly became one of my most favorite cities.

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