Fitness & Sports Information

Fitness facilities in Tokyo, Information about Sports, Martial Arts, and more.

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.

8 Best Marathons in Japan from Beginner to Hardcore

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…

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Hiking Around Tokyo: 6 Great Spots for Peak Outdoor Fun

When most people think of good places to hike near Japan's capital city, the uber-famous Mount Fuji usually comes to mind. But did you know that there are actually a lot of spots great for hiking around Tokyo? From relative beginners to those seeking a steeper course, these 6 mountains promise som…

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Cycling in Tokyo: Bicycle Rules & Regulations

Cycling in Tokyo reveals a side of the city most never see. Unchanged neighborhoods, hidden temples, quaint family run stores, and parks and museums galore can be visited far easier on two wheels than by train or even car. So, whether you are riding a top of the range imported model or a single-ge…

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What You Need to Know before Climbing Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, the most well-known iconic landmark in all of Japan, lies just to the southwest of Tokyo. Visible from the capital on a clear day as a specter at the very edge of the horizon, Mt. Fuji has been called the one thing that all Japanese should climb at least once in their lifetime. Not that…

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Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo: Taking in Japan’s Most Famous Sport

To the untrained eye, Sumo is a simple pushing and thrusting match between two overweight men in a small ring. Bouts are called when one of the fighters is forced out of the ring. As simple as it gets, right? The truth is slightly more complicated, and much more interesting. But the fact that sum…

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