For health-conscious foreign families, finding a home near a desirable sports club or fitness gym can be the deciding factor in choosing one location over another. Experiencing Japanese Martial Arts (Karate, Judo, and Kendo) and watching traditional sports (Sumo Wrestling) can make for an unforgettable experience.
From daily routines to weekend fun, we have gathered a variety of sports-related information including a list of Fitness Facilities, recommended Golf Courses, Water Parks, and more in or around Tokyo.
Having settled into your new living arrangements in Tokyo, are you wondering if there are any options for gyms or fitness clubs nearby? Don’t worry! Whether you want to just keep up with your exercise routine back home, or to build up those muscles for your next summer vacation, Tokyo gyms are ple…Read more
Many Yoga classes are available in Tokyo and its popularity has gained within the past few years. In a fast paced city like Tokyo, stress management becomes very important and Yoga is one of the great ways to reduce stress and anxiety. There are other benefits as well such as maintaining weight, str…Read more
Joining an English-speaking gym or training for one of Tokyo’s many marathons is commendable, but sometimes going solo just doesn’t cut it. The camaraderie of teams can be a powerful tool to keep you motivated, as well as provide a fun bonding activity for expat and bilingual families and couples.…Read more
Many countries around the world have their own forms of martial arts. Japan in this respect is no different. The most well-known forms of martial arts originating in Japan are Karate, Kendo, Judo, and Aikido. Each of these different forms of martial arts have different philosophies and goals that th…Read more
Japan is big on baseball. Some Japanese even claim the sport as theirs. But even if you’re not into baseball, Japan has a very varied and active sporting scene with major events that are enough to satisfy any sports fan. Here’s a quick rundown of the main sporting leagues as well as where and when y…Read more
At least since after World War II, running has been a popular sport in Japan. Some might say that it is the second most popular sport in the country, after baseball, of course. And why not? Running is relatively cheap and convenient, with various types of events to suit all levels. While weekend jog…Read more
It’s snow season in Japan, and whether you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, or just looking to bring the kids to have some fun in the snow, there are many topnotch ski resorts just a day trip away from Japan’s bustling capital city. Ski resorts in Japan usually cater to all levels, from beginners to…Read more
Not only is Japan surrounded by water, but its interior regions also possess vast amounts of rivers, lakes and marshes. Since the water quality is high and the aquatic life abundant, it is no wonder that Japan consumes largest quantities of fish compared to most other countries. With fishing being s…Read more
Been missing your pitching wedge? Wondering what the links are like in Japan? Hoping that tee time is still an option in your new Tokyo home? If so, we’ve got some ideas for you. You may know the reputation of golf in Japan – that it’s very exclusive and very expensive. Fortunately, Tokyo golf optio…Read more
When most people think of good places to hike near Japan's capital city, the uber-famous Mount Fuji usually comes to mind. While certainly of peak interest, this mighty mountain may actually be too challenging for some. But did you know that there are actually a lot of spots great for hiking around…Read more
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