Monday, June 15, 2009

Shrinecastle Receives Exposure on JapanBall

My friend Bob Bavasi, who expertly runs JapanBall, has generously linked to this blog and to the stories I wrote for yesnetwork.com during my trip with Bob's baseball tour group last September. If you're at all interested in Japanese baseball, I encourage you to visit Bob's website and check out all the info. I'm going again this year, and I can't wait.

Each year Bob takes a group of people on a week-long tour of Japan to watch baseball games. There are cultural excursions as well, although Japanese baseball in and of itself is a lesson in Japanese culture. Even if you don't like baseball, you'll find this tour satisfying because watching a game in Japan is a fantastic experience. Check out my previous blog entries for my personal take on Bob, Mayumi, and the entire JapanBall gang.

If you go on the JapanBal tour, you might

run into a parade (like this one at Ueno Park in Tokyo) . . .


catch a foul ball (like I did at Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Stadium) . . .


or meet a famous person (like the legendary Sadaharu Oh).



If you go on the JapanBall tour, you will

take in a game at a fabled stadium (like Koshien in Osaka) . . .


eat unusual (to us, anyway) stadium food (like oden) . . .


make friends with the locals (like these guys at Kyocera Dome in Osaka).


share a large meal with the tour group (like this one at a Kyoto BBQ place) . . .


see a temple in Kyoto (like the Kinkaku-Ji) . . .


take a boat to a historic landmark (like the torii at Miyajima) . . .


and have the time of your life (like my husband and I did).


So check out Bob's website at JapanBall.com and join us in September!

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