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All About the Hanshin Tigers

Tokyo may have the Giants, but nothing beats a game with the Hanshin Tigers! With a rivalry as famous as the Yankees and Red Sox, the Tigers have been around almost as long as the Giants and their games and fans are a sight to behold.

One-Day Windsurfing Lesson in Kamakura

Spend the day in Kamakura enjoying an epic windsurfing adventure!

Go for a Home Run at a Batting Center in Japan

Whether you're an aspiring pro or just looking for a way to erase stress from your day, why not give one of Japan's ubiquitous batting centers a try!

11 Lesser-Known Sporting Competitions in Japan

While the Tokyo Marathon may get a lot of attention, there are a number of other prime sporting events you can watch or take part in throughout the year, from triathlons and trail running to snowboarding and surfing.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Sports in Japan

How often does a sumo wrestler wash his loincloth?

Surf & Cycle on Tokyo’s Subtropical Islands

Head down to two of Tokyo's islands for a tropical getaway full of good waves and relaxing hot springs.

A Day at the Sumo

Like visiting Kyoto, climbing Mount Fuji and catching a Japanese baseball game, watching a live sumo match is one of those things that 'must be done' while in Japan.

Take off on a Fun Tandem Paraglider Flight

Fly high above Ibaraki with this exciting tour from Veltra!

Rafting Adventure for Beginners in Nagatoro

Head to Nagatoro for a fun-filled day on the river, riding over waves and rapids on a thrilling sports adventure.

Tokyo Marathon: The Day We Unite

Launched in 2007, the Tokyo Marathon now draws up to 37,000 competitors, over 10,000 volunteers and more than 1.5 million spectators, and has become one of the world’s dominant marathons.

'Undo-kai': Sports Day

The opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was held on October 10, which in 1966 became a national public holiday known as Health and Sports Day. Many schools hold athletic events and sports meets on this day.

Mizuno Volleyball Gear Is Getting High Scores

If you know anything about volleyball, you likely know the name Mizuno. Find out how they ended up being long-time supporters of the U.S. volleyball team.

The Glory of Komazawa Olympic Park

Let's take a look back at history as we get ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Zen Pilates & Yoga Retreat at Lake Biwa

Practice Pilates near the serenity of Lake Biwa.

Beautifully Minimalist Ping Pong Ads

How do you advertise a simple yet satisfying sport? With simple yet satisfying art!

Beginner-Friendly Kendo Lesson in English

If you've ever wanted to try Japanese sword-fighting, we've got the perfect event for you!

Autumn is for the Arts in Japan

As the heat and humidity drop and the leaves start to change color in Japan, there’s almost poetry in the air. Autumn is the season of the arts!

How to Do Same-Day Sumo

With its popularity resurgent, sumo tickets are getting harder to come by. But did you know there's always a set of tickets set aside for same-day purchase? Here's how to get them!

Experience the Fervor of High School Baseball!

The National High School Baseball Championship—better known as Koshien—isn't just a tournament for high school students. It's a nationally beloved summer tradition that can also open a direct door to the big leagues!

9 Things to Know About Rugby in Japan

Riding the back of a stunning victory over South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japanese rugby has never before enjoyed such popularity among the Japanese public.

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