Sadaharu Oh Museum in Japan
Located at the Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, the Sadaharu Oh Baseball Museum celebrates the legacy of Sadaharu Oh, a legendary baseball player renowned for his unparalleled achievements in the sport. Opened in July 2010, the museum is a testament to baseball’s splendor and the profound impact Oh had on the game. Designed with four guiding principles, visitors can explore genuine artifacts, engage in child-friendly activities, and experience evolving displays that offer a personalized journey through baseball’s rich history.
Whether reliving Oh’s world record 756th home run to pass Hank Aaron, his 868th record home run in Japan, or testing one’s pitching skills, there’s something captivating for everyone. Plus, check out the Museum Seat positioned behind the bleacher stand of the Yahoo Dome. From here, visitors can watch thrilling games through a museum window.
The Sadaharu Oh History Hall
From the humble beginnings of Sadaharu Oh’s birthplace to a family captivated by his world-record home run on their television, this exhibit vividly captures scenes from the Showa period, tracing the journey of a boy who became a baseball legend. At the Home Run Theater, witness the monumental moment on a large screen when he hit his record-breaking 765th home run on September 3rd, 1977.
The Sadaharu Oh Records Hall
Discover the illustrious records and dramatic life of Sadaharu Oh as a baseball player, achieved through his relentless effort. Enjoy exhibitions showcasing valuable items and films highlighting pivotal moments from his career, including his world-record 868 home runs and legendary rivalries with his contemporaries.
The 89 (Yakyu) Studio
Sadaharu Oh invites young visitors to experience the exciting world of baseball. Dive into a range of interactive baseball machines, including a unique pitching machine that simulates the speed and movement of a professional pitch from both a batter’s and catcher’s perspective. Test your pitching speed or enjoy batting. All baseball enthusiasts are encouraged to come and immerse themselves in this hands-on experience!
Visit MLB Cafe
In addition to the Sadaharu Oh Museum, also located at the E·ZO Fukuoka entertainment facility in front of the PayPay Dome, you can find MLB Café – the world’s first dining establishment licensed by Major League Baseball (MLB). Be sure to explore their Fukuoka-exclusive menu, which draws inspiration from genuine American stadium culinary delights.