Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome 福岡 ヤフオク!ドーム
Home of the SoftBank Hawks and one of Fukuoka's biggest performance venues
The glittering Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome is a jewel on the Fukuoka coastline. The home field of the SoftBank Hawks—one of Japan's premier baseball teams and the winners of the 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017 Japan Baseball Series—the Dome also hosts concerts by world-class musical artists.
This was the first stadium in Japan with a retractable roof to handle all weather conditions
You can take a guided tour of the Dome, including the locker rooms and dugouts
How to Get There
The dome is well-connected by bus to both Hakata and Tenjin stations, and a direct bus runs here from the Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal.
The dome is a 12-minute walk from exit 3 of Tojinmachi Subway Station.
A music stadium
Yahuoku! Dome is an impressive stadium building with a capacity of just under 40,000. In fair weather the roof of the stadium can be retracted, opening the diamond to the sky.
The Dome doubles as a music venue when stars come to town. Around the edge of the stadium are bronze castings of the hands of the numerous musicians who have performed here, including Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Paul Simon.
The museum of a lengendary baseball player
On the grounds of the stadium is the Oh Sadaharu Baseball Museum, dedicated to the legendary baseball player and manager of the same name. Oh holds the world lifetime home run record, having hit 868 home runs during his professional career.
Fantastic bird's-eye views
On the far side of the Dome is Jigyohama Beach, part of the Seaside Momochi Complex . Next to the Dome is the Hilton SeaHawk Hotel, which offers fantastic bird's-eye views of the stadium from its top-floor restaurants.