The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, first of its kind in Japan, was opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium, the mecca of professional baseball in Japan. The stadium gave way to the Tokyo Dome in 1988. In the same year, the museum moved to the present site within the Tokyo Dome.
The new museum is twice as large as the old one. Its purpose is to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan through the dedication of baseball greats–players, executives, and umpires– as Hall of Famers and the exhibition and collection of as many memorable baseball materials as possible, including various kinds of baseball literature.
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum