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.

Foreigner-Friendly Yoga Studios in Tokyo

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, st…

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Tokyo Sports Groups and Clubs for English Speakers

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.…

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Tokyo Gyms: Fitness Clubs in Central 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 plen…

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Sport Fishing in Tokyo: Locations & Shops for Expat Anglers

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…

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Tokyo Golf: Where to Tee Off in or Around Japan's Capital

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 opti…

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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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Learning Japanese Martial Arts in Tokyo – Karate, Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Iaido and Brazilian Jij-Jitsu

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 t…

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