Taking my sons to the batting cages in Japan bring back great memories of going to batting cages with my dad. I wish I had discovered the batting and pitching cages at the Hamura Dome sooner. They are only a few minutes from the base and are a great place to blow some yen on a school night (it’s not super cheap). All the cages are operated by a ticket purchased from the machine and everything is really easy to figure out. You have to buy pitching and batting tickets separately. The workers at the desk can give you a kids bat, but other bats and helmets are inside the cages. Choose your speed and hit away. Though most of the customers are adults, I found it to be OK – the slowest pitch is 70 kph – for about ages seven and up. My younger son likes the miniature golf hole. There are lots of great family places to eat down the street when you make this a weeknight boys night out.
Batting cages and pitching cages about 300Yen per session or cheaper if you buy a bundled ticket.
On the East Side, check out the old-school batting cages at Murayama Sports Land just a few blocks east of Aeon Mall. There are also cages that spit out soccer balls, ping pong balls, tennis balls and basketball.
Free parking. Most of the cages are 200 Yen. Zeke Lyons – January 2018