13 Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
min. walk from Shinanomachi Station on the Sobu
|Meiji-Jingu stadium is a part of the
huge sports complex includes rugby
and soccer stadiums. It was built for Tokyo Six University League in 1926,
ten years before the first professional baseball game was played in Japan.
The stadium has been the home of the Yakult Swallows since the 1964
season, although University games are still being played there. It was
renovated in 1980, when artificial turf was installed. Now, as the oldest
ballpark in Tokyo-area, "Jingu" is considered as one of the smallest
stadiums to be used for the pro baseball. It has hosted 5 Japan Series
and 12 All-Star games in its history.