Narumi Baseball Stadium was the site of Japan's first professional baseball game. It is now a driving school and remains as a memorial site.
According to a sign on the site as follows.
"On February 9, 1936, the Tokyo Giants and the Nagoya Kinko-Gun played Japan's first professional baseball game, and the Kinko-Gun won 10-3. Eiji Sawamura, a pitcher of the Tokyo Giants, pitched in this game".
"Prior to this, on November 22, 1934, the U.S.-Japan baseball game was played between the U.S. team with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth and the All-Japan team. The U.S. team won the game 6-5."
Address: 90 Bungi, Narumi-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya, Aichi (Meitetsu Driving School)
Getting to the Stadium
It is about a 10-minute walk from Narumi Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line. The sign about the history of the ballpark is located on the driving school side of the street called "Aichi Prefectural Road No. 36" on the map.
Between road No. 36 and the driving school, there is a road like the one in this picture below, but the sign is on the sidewalk above.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Aichi as a reference for planning your trip.
If you are coming to Nagoya from the Tokyo or Kansai area, you can conveniently access the city by bullet train.
If you take the Nozomi bullet train from Tokyo, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) is located in the suburbs of Nagoya and has many international flights.
For domestic flights, there are flights from Kyushu, including Okinawa, Shikoku, and Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, and Akita in the north. Tokyo's Haneda Airport is also available, but if you are using Tokyo as a base to travel to Nagoya, flying is not very efficient.
If you want to save money, you can take a night bus or other options.
In Nagoya, there are choices from economy hotels to high class hotels.
There are many hotels around the station, but when you get to a station of Nagoya's class, it is a bit of a walk from one exit to the next, even if the hotel is close to the station.
The downtown area of Nagoya is Sakae.
There are many hotels between Nagoya station and Sakae.
Here is a list of hotels in the Nagoya area.
Nagoya Castle, the biggest tourist attraction in Nagoya, is about 2.5 kilometers away from Nagoya Station. It is not impossible to get there on foot from Nagoya Station, but subways or cabs are more convenient.
Kinjo-Futo Station, a 30-minute train ride from Nagoya Station, is home to Legoland and Linia Tekkenkan.
There are many specialties in Nagoya, such as nikomi udon, miso katsu, and hitsu-mabushi.
A city as big as Nagoya has a wide range of restaurants, but you can also enjoy specialty foods at Nagoya Station.
Here is a list of restaurants in the Nagoya area.