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Pictures of the outside of Jingu Stadium (神宮球場)

by on Oct.30, 2008 @ 10:57 pm, under NPB

I had some time yesterday and went out to take some photos of Jingu Stadium. These are all shots of the stadium from the outside. The banners you see on the front of the stadium are from the various tournaments taking place right now -- the Toho College Fall Tournaments and the upcoming Tokyo Six College Fall Tournaments to name two.

You can view the larger images here.


7 comments on “Pictures of the outside of Jingu Stadium (神宮球場)

  1. knucklehead7

    I love seeing shots like these. It gives some context to the available pictures that are almost exclusively from inside the park. Thanks for posting them.

  2. Gwynar

    I wanted to take more pictures of the surrounding area, but ran out of time (it’s a fairly large sports complex). There is another baseball stadium right next to it and a rugby stadium and soccer stadium close by, along with a huge Olympic-sized indoor pool, and gymnasium (usually used for volleyball tournaments). There are outdoor mini soccer fields, tennis courts, and baseball fields. Right next to the baseball fields are the batting cages I like going to.

    When I have time, I’ll see if I can take pictures of all these various locations.

  3. Unregistered

    hi, can you tell me if there is a shop at or somewhere around the stadium that sells yakult swallows goods?? hopefully the next time i go to japan i can check out a game and buy some stuff. thanks!!

  4. Gwynar

    There are a few shops around the park, but I think they’re only open when there are games going on.

    There is a Hanshin Tigers shop a few blocks away from the park that seems to have regular store hours — I think they also carry Yakult merchandise too.

  5. Andrew

    This is a strange stadium. Inside it’s so threadbare; for some reason I thought it was going to feel a lot… grander, given its long history. It needs a serious retrofit to remove some of its sterility.

    1. Gen Post author

      Part of the problem is that it’s just really old. But I think that’s also part of the charm.

      BTW: were you in Tokyo recently?

    2. Andrew

      Yeah, I was down visiting some friends who came over from Australia for their honeymoon. We caught a Baystars/Swallows game.

      When are you planning on coming up here again, we should get together for a game!

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