For a completely different taste of Hiroshima, the Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium is a newly completed baseball stadium.
Baseball games are quite a different and amazing experience in Japan.
What you Can See There
Home to the Hiroshima Carps, the Zoom Zoom stadium hosts lively games. Games are rarely sold out but still have a fun and lively vibe.
If you see a ton of people with red baseball hats, towels and other paraphernalia streaming out of Hiroshima station towards the stadium, you know there is a home game on.
The Carps are not the strongest team, so supporters take their defeats in stride. It’s a fun experience even if you’re not a baseball fan.
Is it Worth Visiting?
There is nothing to see her but baseball games. If you are someone who loves baseball or would like to see a live sporting event in Japan, then this stadium is for you.
Tickets start at 1700 yen for the unreserved seats infield (800 yen for children 15 or under). One child under 6 years old is free with an accompanying, paying adult.
Tickets at the high end are 3600 yen for reserved seats infield next to either the 1st or 2nd base, or 4,000 yen for “sunakaburi” seats in the outfield.
For these reserved seats, children older than age 3 will be charged a full, adult price.
For more information on buying tickets, check out the Carps official website here.
How to Get There
The Mazda Stadium is a 10-minute walk from the south exit/entrance of the JR Hiroshima Station.
- The Lawson convenience store en route to the stadium is a fun store. It has some of the wackiest Carps memorabilia you can find, making great souvenirs of your visit.
- Your hostel or hotel may be able to get you a discounted ticket.