Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome 福岡 ヤフオク!ドーム
If you're ever in Japan during the baseball season, I highly recommend to catch a game! Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome is the home of the Softbank Hawks team. Even if you're not a fan of baseball, you'll love the atmosphere and the crowd is amazing! It's best to reserve seats through their Japanese website, but if you can't navigate it, you can buy game tickets at local convenient stores. Tickets get sold out pretty quick so it's best to reserve tickets earlier.
Japanese people are really into baseball and they're probably the craziest die hard fans. Each batter on the team has their own cheering song and the fans would meet to practice cheering. They were even playing drums and constantly cheering from the first to the ninth inning.
Another amazing reason to catch a game is because of the beer girls. Yup, the beer girls! These petite Japanese girls have a huge beer keg strapped to their backs and running up and down the stadium for nine full innings! You never have to get out of your seat for another beer. Don't worry, the beer is still regular price and you don't need to tip the beer girls.
Near the end of the game, staff would start going around selling yellow balloons. When the Softbank Hawks win, everyone would blow up the balloon and release it in the air to celebrate! Before you leave the Stadium, you'll see about 10 recycle bins at EACH exit! Japanese people are serious about recycling so if you're unsure, you can ask the staff.
Address \\ 2 Chome-2-2 Jigyohama, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
Phone Number \\ 092-847-1006
Season \\ March - September
Website \\ Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (English Info Website), 福岡 ヤフオク!ドーム (Japanese Ticket Website)