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your source of Up-to-date information on sports-relevant topics throughout Japan

If you’re here to read about sports and fitness in Japan, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a broad variety of articles across three categories: event news, good to know information, and experiencing sports around Japan.

Seeking information about races? Our race reports are written by athletes, for athletes. Itching for advice about sports activities and facilities? Want to learn about experiencing the best of Japan through fitness? It’s all here. 

Register for Races in Japan: What Are Your Options?

Not sure where or how to register for races in Japan? Learn about your options, plus the pros and cons with each platform. From Sports Entry to Runnet, Lawson Do! Sports to Samurai Sports and more, check out our (kind of biased) assessment of Japan’s race registration websites! 

West Japan from Island to Island:

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido

From Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, travel with A-1 as he journals about a three-day adventure on the renown Shimanami Kaido cycling route.  Traversing six small islands, he writes about the uniquely Japanese experiences he encounters along the way.

Aid station at the 2019 Tour de Utsukushigahara

Japan has a wide variety of domestic products – often primed for Japanese palates and preferences. What are they like? Are they worth a try? With the endurance athlete in mind, we review five uniquely Japanese sports nutrition options. 

nariki forest trail race participant

At Samurai Sports, we strive to make registration for races in Japan easy, while still providing as many options as possible. That’s why we have a “self-edit” feature available to registered participants for all of our events. Read about when and how to self-edit.

article categories

Up-to-date information on sports-relevant topics throughout Japan

Runners at the Ise Half Marathon

event news

Everything from event reviews, race reports, and information about sports activities across Japan

Cyclists riding through Miyazaki

good to know

Informative reads about general sports and fitness events in Japan, plus athlete-relevant topics

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Around Japan

Learn about experiencing the best of Japan and Japanese culture through sports and fitness