Water Sports in Kansai

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking for a chance to try your hand at some water-based activities in the Kansai region? You can find plenty of lakes, rivers, and beaches where qualified instructors offer the chance to try a range of sports ranging from the relaxing to the nerve-racking. Sumo Tubing on Lake...[ Click to read more ]

Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't quite make it out to Japan where golfing is a trendy sport, particularly amongst women. Previously, golf was a prohibitively expensive pursuit in Japan, however recently, prices have dropped dramatically,...[ Click to read more ]

Ichiro, a Potted History of Aichi’s Baseball Legend

May 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Since being introduced to Japan in 1872, baseball has risen to become a national pastime bordering on obsession, in many eyes supplanting sumo as the nation's number one sport. In its near 150 years history, one man has risen as perhaps the greatest player to take to the diamond: Aichi's...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Exercise in Nagoya While Social Distancing

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you are working from home, self-isolating, or social distancing, it is vital to keep your fitness and energy levels high. The WHO states that exercise is important for battling a wide range of health issues, and perhaps most relevant in these times of isolation, is the improvement of mental...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking Around Tokyo

By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is a metropolis, but you do not have to go that far from downtown to find mountains. Of course the most famous is Mt. Fuji (which you can read more about here), but it's not the only mountain in the region. Here we will have a look at a...[ Click to read more ]

Get Cycling in Tokyo

Mar 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis such as Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean that you spend half of your day on trains, underground or on busses. Since the advent of smartphones, most of this time is gazing into a screen, meaning that you often miss...[ Click to read more ]

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Rack Them Up! Five Places to Play Pool and Billiards in Nagoya

Mar 18, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

"Show me a man who is good at pool, and I'll show you a man who had a misspent youth," my father once said. It was one of those times that made me realize that my father was not the fountain of all knowledge that I had thought him in...[ Click to read more ]

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Sports You Can Join in Kobe

Mar 15, 2020 By Justin Hanus

With Tokyo hosting the summer Olympics this year, Japan is on a sporting buzz. What better time to get active and try something new? Venues such as the Kobe Port Island Sports Center are providing pre-Olympic training facilities, and there are many sports parks and gymnasiums offering classes in the...[ Click to read more ]

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Watching Sumo matches in Jungyo Exhibition Tour

Feb 10, 2020 By Admin

Watching sumo is one of the most authentic attractions in Japan. The annual grand tournaments are held only in odd months; January, May, and September in Tokyo, March in Osaka, July in Nagoya, and November in Fukuoka. You don't want to miss the tournament matches if you happen to be...[ Click to read more ]

Try Sumo Wrestler Cuisine at a Chanko Nabe Hotpot Restaurant in Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Of course, you know about Japan’s national sport, sumo. If not, then here are a few ways to familiarize yourself with this original form of wrestling. You might ask yourself, how do those guys gain all that weight, but still maintain their stamina and flexibility? Despite what you might think, sumo...[ Click to read more ]